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Posted: 08/24/2016
Business Coaching by Charles Creative

We have revamped our Business Boost service, standardizing the engagements but leaving the deliverables wide open - so that we can continue to provide our diverse services to help you grow your business. I like to think of it as Business Coaching with outcomes. Our deliverables can include web and technology, media, design, strategy and financial projections, or even a full business plan. This is what we love to do. While we always add a dash of business strategy with every engagement, the Business Boost is a service focused first on helping you do what you do, better. New and growing businesses are a challenge and a thrill at the same time. Let us be a part of your team and we'll help you take your venture to new levels.

Posted: 03/03/2016
Tom and Jeff doing some computer science

Some computer science over lunch. Tom and I don't get to work in the same room very often, so we snapped a quick selfie as evidence that it's possible. Some fine app building going on.

Posted: 01/25/2016
Loyola Marymount College of Business Adminsitration

Friends, colleagues and clients in the Los Angeles area: I am teaching a course on Business Strategy to Seniors at Loyola Marymount University this semester. Toward the end of the semester (March & April) they will be doing a “living business” case study. Contact me if you think you or your organization would be interested in taking part. It will be strategy-oriented with actionable recommendations for your organization. They are interested in (among others): Music, Film, Entrepreneurial & Small Businesses, Real Estate, Non-profit & For-benefit, etc. It will be fun. -Jeff

Posted: 10/16/2015

We published a brief video explaining our Business Boost retainer packages. This is an all in one retainer package that includes a combination of web development, SEO analysis, business strategy, and mixed media projects. The Business Boost is the ideal package for new and growing businesses looking to stand out in the crowd.

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Shout out to Brandon and Beeline Media for the "helping hand" illustration!

Posted: 08/02/2015

Published a new interview with Ronald Bruner Sr on Soundcloud. Working on scheduling a few more in the coming months, in and out of the music industry. I have a passion for working with Entrepreneurs and go-getters. The interviews are an extension of my curiosity and enthusiasm for learning how different people, successful on different levels, approach and overcome challenges. I find it inspiring and informative and hope you do too.


Posted: 05/15/2015

Check out our Oaks of Sherman project if you haven't yet. We're currently doing a really powerful engagement with Hope of the Valley's Genesis House. Our members are stepping up and supporting the organization with their unique skills and expertise. Look for a wrap-up summary, and probably a celebration soon.

Posted: 03/02/2015

Charles Creative has produced and engineered the first in a series of podcasts for La Via Coaching. Check it out on SoundCloud, soon available on other platforms as well.

Posted: 02/04/2015

Ever more on - we've been testing the app for a few weeks now, and are very happy with how it's coming along. Starting to work on more of the front end, polishing things up, including the message:

Sumario helps you collect information using forms. The power of Sumario is that with just html you can collect and compile form data from any source. No mail servers or fancy development is required. Just build a form using your sumario key, and deploy everywhere you, your team, your clients, and your contacts are. Sumario is light-weight and versatile; it can do anything a form can do - collect contact information, job applications, surveys, requests for proposal, and more. Build your form once and deploy it on a public website, on a private internal network site, in an email, or in an app - anywhere. In the age of connection, the services and platforms by which we communicate are increasing fragmented, but a solution is here. Sumario simplifies the way you gather information.

We've started pitching ideas for Oaks of Sherman's first project. Our goal is to do 3 projects a year, picking worthy individuals and organizations that could benefit from the talents of our members. All support is non-monetary. Each engagement is expected to last 4 months, with a relatively light workload for participating members. The high concept is that by working together to help others, we can't help but do good work for each other.

Recording of podcasts for La Via Coaching is due to begin in the next couple weeks. I'll just be running the sound gear and editing bay, will leave the changing of lives to the Warrior Women.

Posted: 12/16/2014
Sumario Logo - not exactly ready for display on a white background

Charles Creative proudly releases unto the internet: Without a lot of fanfare, and with a fair amount of development yet to go, we have begun a more-public beta of our form handler app. Come join in the fun! Cheers and Happy Holidays. - Jeff

Posted: 11/03/2014
Charles Creative T Shirt by Thread or Alive

A nod to Joseph at Thread or Alive for his great work on the Charles Creative shirts. Top quality work, excellent service, and he got them printed, packed, and delivered in about 5 days. Just in time for the Street Fair. White on gray and green shirts, friends and family have scooped most of them up already.