Adam Callinan

Adam Callinan

Entrepreneur and Venture Investor
Adam Callinan is a founding partner of Beachwood Ventures, a Los Angeles based early-stage venture capital firm at the intersection of technology and entertainment. As an entrepreneur, Callinan spent nearly a decade building small businesses in and around technology, medical devices and consumer products, which most recently includes an exit in 2013. Callinan lives in Manhattan Beach with his wife Katie and remains active as a founder of BottleKeeper.
What Your Flaky Behavior Is Really Telling People
Problem Behaviors

What Your Flaky Behavior Is Really Telling People

It's important to effectively manage your time and schedule, at least if you don't want to burn dozens of bridges.
Create a Winning Perception of Your Startup With These 3 Tips
Startup Basics

Create a Winning Perception of Your Startup With These 3 Tips

You know what they say: perception is reality. Use this to your advantage by making your company appear larger than it is.
For Your Startup to Thrive, You Need to Build Value for More Than Just Customers
Startup Basics

For Your Startup to Thrive, You Need to Build Value for More Than Just Customers

Aim to provide substantial value to multiple other parties involved in the life cycle of your business.
Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.
Co-founders

Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.

There are few decisions in business that are more important than deciding whether you'll 'go it alone' or team up.
We Quintupled Our Online Sales in Two Months With These Steps, and So Can You
Sales Strategies

We Quintupled Our Online Sales in Two Months With These Steps, and So Can You

A product startup eliminated checkout steps on its website, used pop-up ads to get visitors' attention and launched a Facebook ad campaign to increase sales five fold.
Is Your Startup Idea a Killer, or Should It Be Killed?
Starting a Business

Is Your Startup Idea a Killer, or Should It Be Killed?

Follow these four steps to determine whether you have a good business, or just a smudge on a cocktail napkin.
Build a Network That Will Be There When You Need It With These 3 Tips
Networking

Build a Network That Will Be There When You Need It With These 3 Tips

There are few things in the world of business that are more valuable than connections with helpful people.
How Reality Star Bethenny Frankel Achieved Brand Success
Celebrities

How Reality Star Bethenny Frankel Achieved Brand Success

The former star of The Real Housewives of New York City slowly built up a name that she now uses for many products.
The Finns Are Coming, and They Mean Business
Startups

The Finns Are Coming, and They Mean Business

Check out these three cool, innovative Nordic startups that are seeking to expand to the U.S.
A 'Kool' Nerd's Lessons on Launching a Killer Social Enterprise
Social Entrepreneurs

A 'Kool' Nerd's Lessons on Launching a Killer Social Enterprise

How do you build a business that both generates a profit and gives back to a worthy cause? An New York City entrepreneur shares his strategy.
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Have Funding? Great. Now Stop Burning Through Your Cash.
Finance

Have Funding? Great. Now Stop Burning Through Your Cash.

Some companies that are taking in large amounts of money don't seem to realize they need to generate income to stay alive.
How to Leverage a Celebrity Like Giuliana Rancic to Build a Business
Celebrities

How to Leverage a Celebrity Like Giuliana Rancic to Build a Business

Finding a brand advocate who's well-known and with a tremendous following can give your startup a tremendous lift.
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How to Avoid People Who Will Do Nothing But Waste Your Time
Relationships

How to Avoid People Who Will Do Nothing But Waste Your Time

You've most likely encountered them while conducting business: Those who just talk without taking actions. Here are some tips to deal with them.
4 Questions to Ask Before Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge
Starting a Business

4 Questions to Ask Before Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

Starting and running your own business is one of the hardest things you can ever do. Make sure you're ready for the challenge.
Not Closing Sales? Look to These 5 Mistakes.
Sales Strategies

Not Closing Sales? Look to These 5 Mistakes.

You should be reflecting on what has gone right and what has gone wrong in the past, but these errors may be contributing.