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.
The Basics of How I Built a Seven-Figure Business Without Employees
Starting a Business

The Basics of How I Built a Seven-Figure Business Without Employees

This three-step process won't land you on the covers of national magazines, but that's not the point.
4 Business Meetings You Should Never Take
Time Management

4 Business Meetings You Should Never Take

The busier you get, the less time you have to spend on unproductive meetings because, well, you're busy working on revenue-generating activities.
3 Reasons Your Follow Up Sucks
Networking

3 Reasons Your Follow Up Sucks

Did you meet someone who could potentially boost your business? Don't screw it up with these mistakes.
The One Skill That's More Important Than Selling for a Startup Founder
Startup Basics

The One Skill That's More Important Than Selling for a Startup Founder

This is a core competency that is paramount to you and your company's success. It is why investors have a much more difficult time investing in first-time CEOs.
Why You Should Discuss the Details of Your Business With Your Spouse
Marriage

Why You Should Discuss the Details of Your Business With Your Spouse

Honesty is obviously important in a relationship, and that extends to what goes on at the office. And hey, it make actually help your business grow.
5 Tips to Prevent Getting Screwed by an Overseas Manufacturer
Manufacturing

5 Tips to Prevent Getting Screwed by an Overseas Manufacturer

How do you find that trustworthy company and how do you protect yourself from the laundry list of potential problems?
3 Occasions Where Patience Is Key
Patience

3 Occasions Where Patience Is Key

There are those people that can't seem to wait for anything, and on the surface, seem to get an insane amount done. But there's a hidden strategy below the surface.
3 Signs That You Need a Vacation, Now
Vacations

3 Signs That You Need a Vacation, Now

A living glob of stress won't lead your company to that next needed milestone. Do everyone a favor and go away for a little while.
3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself
Compensation and benefits

3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself

It's a question every entrepreneur faces at some point.
For Your Partnership to Succeed, It Needs to Be Balanced
Partnerships

For Your Partnership to Succeed, It Needs to Be Balanced

Several core agreements need to take place before work can begin.
4 Reasons You Should Never Hire a Family Member
Family

4 Reasons You Should Never Hire a Family Member

When you start a business and are in need of help, it's easy to run to the nearest emotionally charged people in your life to help out. Well, don't.
Don't Waste Money on These 4 Types of Marketing
Marketing

Don't Waste Money on These 4 Types of Marketing

You would think that scoring a cameo or placing your product on the news would move the needle. You'd be wrong.
How We Doubled Our Instagram Followers in Less Than 8 Hours
Social Media

How We Doubled Our Instagram Followers in Less Than 8 Hours

The uptick was due to three easy steps that won't cost you much at all.
Make Your Life Better By Saying 'No' More Often in These 3 Areas
Entrepreneurs

Make Your Life Better By Saying 'No' More Often in These 3 Areas

You know the cliches: Life is short, time is precious and there are only so many hours in a day.
Hey, You! Try These 5 Ideas to Stay Focused While Working Online.
Focus

Hey, You! Try These 5 Ideas to Stay Focused While Working Online.

Even in the most quiet of places our own technology seems to be working against us.