Adam Callinan

Adam Callinan

Entrepreneur and Venture Investor

Adam Callinan is a founder at BottleKeeper, the fast-paced and sarcasm-infused solution to the warm beer and broken bottle epidemics that have plagued the world for centuries. Callinan is also a founding partner at Beachwood Ventures, a Los Angeles-based early-stage and non-traditional venture-capital firm at the intersection of technology and entertainment. As an entrepreneur, Callinan has spent over 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.

6 Personality Traits That Are Perfect for Entrepreneurship
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6 Personality Traits That Are Perfect for Entrepreneurship

Although the everyday entrepreneur isn't likely to have brain wiring similar to Elon Musk or Steve Jobs, that doesn't mean that they can't be a successful business owner.
4 Reasons Why a Traditional 40-Page Business Plan Is an Insane Waste of Time
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4 Reasons Why a Traditional 40-Page Business Plan Is an Insane Waste of Time

No one will even read your epic novel of a plan in this age of short bursts of information. Create a 10-page pitch deck instead.
These 7 Tools Run Our 7-Figure Business
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These 7 Tools Run Our 7-Figure Business

Here are the newest bells and whistles to boost your ecommerce numbers and customer support.
3 Signs That It's Time to Focus More on Your Brand Than Your Product
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3 Signs That It's Time to Focus More on Your Brand Than Your Product

In the consumer-products industry there is clearly the need for a solid product in order to produce solid sales, but there is a tremendously greater need for a brand once you grow beyond a certain point.
3 Basics to Hire and Train a Virtual Assistant
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3 Basics to Hire and Train a Virtual Assistant

A VA is great because it's like an employee you're not legally responsible for, but you must ensure this individual knows what he or she is doing.
Why You Should Never Accept Business Favors From Personal Friends
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Why You Should Never Accept Business Favors From Personal Friends

Your buddy may be offering just what you need, but don't succumb to temptation when offered a deal.
5 Tips for Effectively Setting Up Facebook Ads
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5 Tips for Effectively Setting Up Facebook Ads

The fact alone that you can target and segment an audience almost down to the color of pants someone wears on a Tuesday is incredibly valuable.
5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Invest In
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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Invest In

Most of these concepts will seem fairly straightforward, but the reality is, many entrepreneurs -- particularly first timers -- overlook them.
3 Activities You Should Be Segmenting Time for to Boost Productivity
Time Management

3 Activities You Should Be Segmenting Time for to Boost Productivity

These time sucks can steal hours out of your day that should be spent working or building your business.
How Smaller Product Companies Can Automate Shipping Processes
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How Smaller Product Companies Can Automate Shipping Processes

If you aren't quite shipping high enough volumes to demand use of a third party, you'll need to work at setting up an in-house system.
You Asked for It: The Details of How I Built a Seven-Figure Business Without Employees
Marketing Bootcamp

You Asked for It: The Details of How I Built a Seven-Figure Business Without Employees

More insights into the growth of my product-based company that can be operated from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
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
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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
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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.