Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Lisa Dennis | Chief Everything Officer & Association Manager

I own a company in the Association Management realm, aka HOA’s. When most people think about HOA’s, usually negative connotations pop up, i.e. Cynthia from Geico and the Karen’s in the world. What most people don’t realize that we actually help keep your property values intact, or even increase! The work that we do is to help elected Board of Directors make decisions that work in favor of an association. Do you live in a gated community? Well, your association is responsible for making sure the gate is in working order, insurance on all assets of your community, utility bills are paid, notices are given, keeping up with state laws, making sure your neighbors are paid up to date on their fees, driving through your community to make sure appearances are the way the developer envisioned, federal and state forms and taxes are filed in a timely manner, and answering questions. Read more>>

Paul Chavez | Owner

Making money in the music industry is a far away dream. You’re lucky to make your money back on releases – be it digital or physical. People – and bands – often think record labels are swimming in cash after a release – but that’s far, far from the truth as there are so many costs in getting an album to market and then getting it in front of buyers. Read more>>

Claudia Echeverria | Chef & Owner

Catering is the hardest part of the industry! Read more>>