Los Angeles Reporter’s Clinic

first_img WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? There’s a great need for future TV journalists to have some exposure to real-world news reporting before they begin broadcasting information to the public. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? Working as a reporter for CBS2 and KCAL 9, I noticed the number of interns who work at the station in hopes of getting a tape made. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Three months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Saved, saved, saved and saved. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $50,000, all out of pocket. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Myself. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The highs and lows of client traffic. It’s feast or famine. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $200,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? The long-term goal is to establish franchises in every major city. To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Los Angeles Reporter’s Clinic BUSINESS ADDRESS: 8399 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #309, Canoga Park, CA 91304 PHONE: (818) 712-9277, (888) 810-LARC WEB SITE: www.larcinc.org, [email protected] OWNER: Jay Jackson ESTABLISHED: 2003 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Four DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: The Los Angeles Reporter’s Clinic helps future TV news reporters and anchors create a resume and demo tape. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No last_img

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