Is Los Angeles too lucky for its own good? – The National Enquirer

LA remains a destination for people from around the world, many of them young, skilled and creative. They move here for culture, commerce, climate, fashion and for many other reasons. The National Enquirer, reports:

That’s a situation many cities can only envy, but success comes at a cost. In the case of Los Angeles, this creat power of attraction created a major housing affordability crisis.

The book written by Richard Florida, “The New Urban Crisis,” describes Los Angeles as a ”prime example of the dark side of success” with severe housing shortages, deepening segregation, inequality and the decline of the middle class. In the book, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metro area leads all other major hubs, including New York City, on what he calls the “urban crisis index.”

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On a recent Wednesday morning at the CBS Studio Center lot, a sweet, unmistakable scent fills the air. It seems to be coming from the vicinity of Soundstage 10, where lifestyle guru Martha Stewart and rapper Snoop Dogg are shooting the second season of their VH1 cooking show, “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.” Given that the series includes “potluck” in the title just so it can shoehorn in a cannabis joke, it’d almost be disappointing if someone wasn’t firing up a blunt somewhere. Just as the fragrance dissipates, two young women pulling rolling suitcases approach a security guard and announce peppily, “We’re the Bollywood belly dancers! Can you tell us where to go?”

So it goes on “Potluck Dinner Party,” a surprise ratings bonanza for VH1 and, says Stewart, a global hit. “I travel a lot in Europe and Asia and I’ve learned that people are enjoying it tremendously.”
The series’ success — it opened to a 1.5 rating among the advertiser-coveted 18 to 49 demographic and 3 million total viewers — must have triggered a sigh of relief at the multibillion-dollar company that bears her name. “Some were a bit worried,” says Stewart of the executives who weren’t sure that their chief creative officer headlining a crazy cable cooking show with a weed aficionado for a co-host was great for the brand. “I have a lot of different retail partners – the Home Depot is a very pro-Trump organization. But we don’t talk politics on the show, really.”

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Financing new business ideas

One of the greatest set-back of emerging entrepreneurs is the thought of how to get capital to start the business,

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Your Complete Business Startup Guide and Resources For Capital Accumulation & Funding for Startup Business

Starting a new business or acquiring a running one is definitely not an easy task. Apart from a solid vision, determination, and motivation, a lot more goes behind the establishment of a successful business. Read the in-depth guide below to know more about the factors that will help you in setting a successful business and reaping in long term benefits from it.

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Two smart methods to obtain capital – angel investors list

Do you have an interesting business idea? There are several ways to find the money you need for implementation. You should evaluate the real chances for your business to succeed. Here are a few solutions.

Small Business Administration

You can contact Small Business Administration Organizations for funding. The Investors & Buyers organization has been offering solid programs for the stimulation of the economy. They, along with Lenders Real Estate and HOLGERFELD offer loans and grants to small start-ups.

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Three ways to succeed in getting Venture Capital Firms as partners for your business

If you have a business idea, a good deal or a solid business plan, you’re probably already looking for potential investors. While this is a difficult step, you may want to stay ready. It’s suggested that you should talk to hundreds of potential investors before choosing the right one for your new business. Here are 3 good ways to look for the best investors.

Angel Networks

A good way is to look for angel investors like USA Angel Investors. They will offer funds in addition to providing advice, mentorship and access to valuable contacts.

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Where to get easy financing from Venture Capital Firms San Francisco

Finding proper financing is important for any type of business, and business funding is necessary for the success of any idea or venture.

Investors California – is a new platform that helps in start-up business funding in California, all of USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and even more. ­ Investors who are active in California can hear out the business ideas, deals and projects of start-ups, and help them out if they are interested.

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