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Say More with Less

Saying More with Less

In today’s culture, we are obsessed with saving the quantifiable resources of our life we’ve assigned value to – energy, money, time, and, of course, information. We’ve even started seeking to obtain more of one resource for less of another; more money for less time, and more information in less time. We love messages that […]

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Giving Back – A Spa Play Day for Dogs

It was a beautiful sunny day in Surf City (Huntington Beach), CA. A flock of frisky tail waggin’ dogs were the center of attention as they barked happily, sporting their newly groomed fur coats. It looked like a scene out of a Disney movie. The first ever Overnight Prints Spa/Play Day for Dogs was a […]

A True Sink or Swim Story

A True Sink or Swim Story

Its roots began as a small kayak rental shop in Huntington Harbor, California. Andrew Allen, an avid kayak fisherman purchased OEX Sunset Beach in the spring of 2007 when it was a factory outlet for a popular kayak brand. At first, owning the seaside shop was rewarding, fun and profitable. He was sharing his passion […]

In The Trenches With Ryan Dowd

In The Trenches With Ryan Dowd: Entrepreneur – Designer – Visionary

“You can learn strategy and theory from the most elite universities in the world, but there’s really nothing like getting into the trenches and doing the work.” That’s the advice Ryan Dowd, owner of an online surf apparel store, would give to his best friend, or anyone thinking about venturing into the entrepreneurial world. Ryan […]

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

Necessity is the mother of innovation. As cliché as this may sound, it proved to be true for one Southern California small business owner a few years ago. And now he is reaping the benefits. Tom Rieser, owner of T.R. Guitars started repairing and building custom guitars more than 30 years ago. He transformed his […]

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