Going to School During a Pandemic

With the spread of the coronavirus, schools in California are remote throughout the rest of this school year. In this episode, Mike lets you in on what life is like going to school during a pandemic. All of the frustrations that go along with this issue are discussed. Several guest interviews appear as they discuss […]

Government Inconsistency During the Pandemic

The government's response to the pandemic is inconsistent.

Mike’s daughter comes to visit from Australia. Her experience in customs at Los Angeles International Airport has revealed some major inconsistencies with the government’s handling of the pandemic. Mike gives you his insight on these issues, including some not very popular opinions. Traveling During the Pandemic! Come with me as I go to the airport. […]

How to Survive Grocery Shopping During a Pandemic

How to survive grocery shopping during a pandemic

The current lockdown in the State of California has people panic buying groceries and other essential items. The actions of those hoarding supplies and food are having a dire effect on the communities. Grocery Shopping During a Pandemic! Come with me as I do a grocery run during the pandemic. This is my very first […]

The Economic Importance of Small Businesses

The Economic Importance of Small Businesses

While small businesses do not generate as much revenue as large corporations, they are extremely important to the United States’ economy. This economic importance can be seen in many ways. Small businesses contribute in a large way to the job market and the tax revenues used in local communities to fund schools and other publicly […]

Small Businesses Struggle With Regulations

Small Business Struggles with Regulations

A recent article I read states that small businesses struggle with regulations and that it costs them $83k. The article breaks down the leading causes in a succinct list. The list includes: Complexity of the rules The cost of compliance with the rules Difficulty of interpreting and understanding the rules The volume of existing rules […]

How Regulations Hurt Small Businesses in California

Regulations Hurt Small Businesses

Regulations hurt small businesses in California. Minimum wage continues to grow, which simultaneously raise costs on businesses and harms many low-wage workers and consumers.  California is also pursuing regulations that would reduce the viability of Uber and Lyft, the popular ride-for-hire services revolutionizing how people commute. These regulations are just two of California’s many regulatory orders that […]

Reasons to Instagram for Small Business

Instagram for Small Business

Instagram for small business–a topic many small business owners just don’t understand, but really should. There are 12 reasons to Instagram for small business. An examination of these 12 reasons should make any small business owner jump on the Instagram bandwagon. Instagram allows you to reach 100% of your followers while Facebook only allows you […]

WUOC01 – Small Business Resources – Business Catalyst Consulting and Switchbox Media

WUOC01-Small Business Resources

Mike’s Takeaway In this very first episode of What’s Up Orange County, I talk to Henry Choi from Switchbox Media and with Daniele Avedian and Jaime Gilles from Business Catalyst Consulting. These interviews actually relate directly to one another. During his interview, Henry lists his biggest challenge as not having enough resources to do what […]

There is Power in Numbers

There is Power in Numbers

There is power in numbers. We’ve all heard this. As someone seeking to win a public office election, I can tell you that this is very true. The message I have was not being heard until I got numbers on my side. As soon as that happened, my message began to spread like wildfire. It […]