Supplies: Stan McClain with some of the expendables he sells at his Burbank store. “(It’s) things that get used up,” McClain said.
Flight: A blend of aviation expertise and business acumen is a reason for the success of TWC Aviation in Van Nuys.
Legal: Scorpion Design has changed the way attorneys approach marketing themselves online, Rustin Kretz said.
Recording: Blue Microphone CEO John Maier with the Snowball, one of several microphones that can attach to electronic devices.
Hammer & Nails: Albert Giacomazzi got his start as a carpenter with the help of a girlfriend’s father. Once in management he returned to school to further his education.
Decorate: Aaron Kirsch stands among samples of wall coverings at his Van Nuys company. An in-house design team creates custom wallpaper patterns.
Sharks: Paul Bales (left) and David Latt open wide with props from one of their films.
Success: If Jose Grande were to win the lottery he’d spend “that money on television advertising” for his beauty products.
Parts: Harris Wood at the counter of one of three auto parts stores he owns.
Medical: Arthur Zenian with the type of equipment maintained by enBio.
Branding: New name hasn’t held back new business, Simpson said.
Dapsauski: ‘One hundred percent of our growth (in 2011) has come from the cloud offerings.’
Team: Gregg Lavin (left) and Matt Dusig at the Encino headquarters of uSamp.
Taxes: CEO Michael Rozbruch says most people who owe the IRS don’t qualify for a resolution.