INNOVATION
The First 100

COACHELLA VALLEY INNOVATION HUB ACHIEVES
JOB CREATION GOAL AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

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INNOVATION
STRATEGIES
How to be Creative in Business

THINK OF IT AS A FRESH TWIST
ON PROBLEM-SOLVING

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STRATEGIES
NEXT GENERATION
A Long-Term Investment

CVEP SCHOLARSHIPS GIVE FIRST-GENERATION
AMERICANS A PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

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NEXT GENERATION
SECOSYS
SecoSys

AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

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SECOSYS

A long-term Investment

The oldest of five Cathedral City boys, all first-generation Americans, Jesse Salas is poised to graduate from UC Irvine in June with a degree in biological sciences. With that under his belt, he’ll jump into postgraduate classes in preparation for medical school at UC Riverside and, in a few years, he’ll be back in the Coachella […]

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The First 100

Job creation doesn’t happen instantly, at least not in most economic climes. In 2014, Inland Empire economist Dr. John E. Husing projected that the Coachella Valley iHub, the business incubator operated by the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, would create 105 new jobs by 2017 — an aggressive target, but not one that was shrugged off […]

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How to Be Creative in Business

Almost everybody in business agrees they need to be creative in their work, but precious few can tell you exactly what that means. Or, if they do know, they might lack the time and freedom to stretch in those out-of-the-box directions. So the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center made “creativity in business” the topic […]

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Expert: Focus on the Wildly Important

Create a winnable game, keep score and achieve your goals Amid the whirlwind of activity that is everyday business, many owners and managers set goals, but precious few effectively manage the execution of strategies and tactics to achieve their objectives. So the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center enlisted Jeff Wadsworth, a consultant in the […]

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GET THEM TALKING ABOUT YOUR BRAND

Business owners looking for a social media strategy would be smart to take experts’ advice: Post consistently with short messages and images. This was the consensus of the panelists at the Fireside Chat on social media at UC Riverside’s Palm Desert campus. “Your overall marketing plan should drive people to your products,” says Nicole Middleton […]

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