California is usually the first to start and the last to leave trends in our country, from fashion, music, movies, housing and the recession. So you have to wonder why would anyone start a business in the golden state?
California added jobs at the fastest year-over pace in 11 years, the state is outperforming the nation and all but a handful of small states in job creation, and the upward trend seems likely to continue, according to the annual Labor Day Briefing from the state Employment Development Department (EDD).
What better way to start a business than at an event, where you have a large mix of twenty something lawyers, doctors and CEO’s of high tech companies. That’s exactly what CEO and Founder Stacey Bean, HYBORN™ did. She launched her business at the night of this month’s mixer of Silicon Beach Young Professionals (SBYP) and was one of a handful of business owners who had a display at the monthly SBYP meet up (Sept. 11, 2014), that attracted some 300+ professionals at the VICEROY, Santa Monica.
“Right now is the best time to launch any business,” said Bean, as she helped customers at the mixer.
As for best advice or tips for budding entrepreneurs, stay focus, be prepared to work seven days a week and a lot of hours. Network, network and do more networking.”
The Hyborn Brand is founded on the belief that timeless designs should enhance your beauty, not define it. By using natural elements and stylish creation, Stacey has set out to create beautiful handmade jewelry which is sure to enhance any jewelry collection.
Bean started the Hyborn Brand with a simple passion – a passion for style, fashion and jewelry. Inspired by her travels and the world around her, she set out to create a custom, handmade jewelry line. She believes in simple, timeless and elegant designs, which are reflected in her beautiful creations. All of her products and items are made in America, too.
Growing up on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and now living on the shores of the Pacific, this Southern California based brand has both East & West Coast roots. Her bi-coastal living is heavily reflected in almost every piece, drawing in the natural feel of the ocean and sands which have surrounded her, her entire life.
Bean is married to Founder, Lucas Bean, SBYP, which is the fastest growing SoCal organization up 500% since January. Bean himself owns several high tech businesses and the SBYP organization he started is sponsored by Google.
According to the Governor’s office of Business and Economic Development, California has added more than half a million nonfarm jobs in total since the recovery began in September 2009.
Over the three months ending in July 2012, California gained 116,100 total nonfarm payroll jobs, for an average gain of 38,700 jobs per month, with the private sector growing even faster, gaining an average of 39,500 jobs per month. In fact, in the 12 months ending in July 2012, California’s private sector has shown its strongest year-over job growth since March 2001, gaining 365,000 jobs.
It appears we’re on an economic slow rebound, which beats no rebound at all.