Los Angeles Restaurant Business Consultant

Los Angeles Restaurant Business Consultant

The key to a successful Los Angeles restaurant strategy is developing a solid restaurant concept that is continually adjusted to meet the demands of the Los Angeles restaurant market. This often includes Restaurant Design, Service, Hiring, Social Media, Customer Loyalty programs and new technology to streamline operations.

Hottest Restaurants in Los Angeles

Reviewing other Los Angeles restaurants marketing presence is a great way to improve your own Restaurant Strategy. Some of the following restaurants are good examples:

Petit Trois (petittrois.com), located at 718 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, (323) 468-8916, has been listed a Hollywood Top Favorite due to its exquisite french cuisine ranging from breakfast tartines to delicious crabcakes.

Bavel (baveldtla.com), located in Downtown LA at 500 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, (213) 232-4966, is the place where you can enjoy authentic Middle Eastern food in a bright, inviting, and untraditional atmosphere. The menu is full of cross-regional specialties ranging from lamb flatbreads to chicken legs to duck hummus.

Eataly (eataly.com), located at 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067, (213) 310-8000, is a massive 3 story Italian-themed market/food hall that has authentic market items from Italy as well as food crafted by world renowned chefs.

République (republiquela.com), located at 624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (310) 362-6115,  is an extremely popular restaurant among Los Angeles residents due to its amazing breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu which takes a twist on french cuisine.

Example of a Los Angeles Restaurant Marketing Video

Looking for a consultant for your Los Angeles Restaurant? Thinking of Opening a Restaurant Business Los Angeles?

 

Contact us today to schedule a free consulting session to find out how we might be able to help your business. Piedmont Avenue Consulting is a San Francisco Bay Area based business development and restaurant consulting firm who creates brand awareness, strengthens customer loyalty, and increases lead generation through leveraging new technologies and streamlining business processes.

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How to Spot when Employees Are Having Personal Difficulties

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3 Brand Marketing Methods That Produce Results Every Time

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A Guide: Balancing Work and Home Life as a Business Owner

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Crowdfunding as a Small Business

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How to Make Your Events Business Stand Out from Your Competitors

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Creating Dining Experiences Worth Sharing on Social Media

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How to Strengthen Your Staff’s Performance at Work

As a business manager, one of your top priorities is to get the best possible returns from your human resources. To get each and every employee reaching their potential, working well in a team and alone, is a difficult task for any manager. Your staff require a blend...

Could You Start Your Own Business?

There are many benefits to starting your own business. You could earn more money (once you are properly established), and you will have a lot more freedom. Any decision you make will be all yours, although of course, you can ask for advice, and you can do almost...

Startups and Business Insurance: What Not to Overlook

Startups are exciting. They are fresh, new business models being created by the most passionate individuals in the world. They are optimistic and carry potential, but they often overlook one important thing: Business Insurance. As a startup founder, there are hundreds...

How to Improve Your Business from Within

When it comes to improving both your business and marketing, the first place every business needs to look is within. You cannot build a great company without a strong structure, and for that to happen,you will need to create a company culture that thrives. Your...

How to Avoid Stretching Yourself Too Thin in Business

Most business owners share one common trait: they think that they can do it all. If this is, in fact, a characteristic of yours, then rest assured that it is okay to exude such confidence in your own abilities, as that is what helped you to get your company up and...

6 Top Tips for Entrepreneurs Just Starting Out

Starting up your own business is one of the most rewarding things you can do in terms of your career and general life satisfaction. If you can make a success out of your own business, it is not only a reflection on the quality of your business idea but also on your...

Everyday Ways of Running a More Efficient Business

Starting a business is something that some people have always dreamed of doing while others may have simply stumbled upon it. Nevertheless, the journey to getting it off the ground and growing it is a unique challenge of its own. One of the buzzwords for any...

Four Habits That Make a Successful Businessperson

To make it in business, you have to make your own luck. Whether you’re managing a startup, working in an entry-level position, or slowly rising the ranks in the middle of your career, there are certain habits that, when maintained consistently, are likely to help you...

How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Business

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What It Takes To Succeed At Your Job

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Time-Saving Tips For Businesses

It often feels like there are just not enough hours in the day when you run a business. Each minute is important when it comes to work which can make every day highly stressful if you are not properly organized. If you and/or your staff are feeling overwhelmed with...

How To Grow Your E-Commerce Business

Many entrepreneurs are turning their hand to e-commerce and it is easy to see why as this is such a gigantic industry with the potential for great success. Additionally, these businesses can be relatively easy and affordable to set up and operate compared to other...

How Technology Can Enhance Supplier Relationships

Technologyis all-too-frequently laudedas the new business hero of the modern era. It’s true, of course: businesses are benefiting from new tech in ways that would be essentially unimaginable to workers only twenty years ago. The increase in efficiency has...

A Guide to Getting into Sports Marketing

If you think that you’ve got the passion and expertise needed to generate interest in the sports stars, franchises, and leagues of today, then you should get into sports marketing. Getting into this profession isn’t necessarily straightforward, though. It...

A Guide to Better Business Communication

No matter how clear and understandable communication may already be in your business, it can always benefit from being better. Fortunately, advice on how to perform this bettering can be found in the comprehensive guide on the matter found below. From educating...

Why Every Business Needs Cybersecurity

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How to Create a Website Users Will Actually Engage With

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Direct Marketing to a Younger Generation

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How Data Science Can Help Propel Your Business to the Top

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4 Top Creative Hot Spots For Your Business in 2019

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10 Best WordPress Plugins for Restaurant Websites

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Top Five Traits All Great Online Stores Need for Success

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How to Look After Your Health at Work

Our health is at the cornerstone of everything we do in our lives. When we feel sick, or weak, it impacts how well we can work and how much energy we have throughout our day. Ill health can cause stress to build up, it can make us feel at our wit’s end, and it will...

Learn How to Finance Your Business

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How to Manage Your Business’s Orders

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The Best Online Shops and What We Can Learn From Them

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Tips For Launching A Startup

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How to Start a New Business with No Money

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What Are the Advantages of e-Learning?

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How To Streamline Business Processes

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How to Provide the Best Customer Service

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The Best Microbreweries to Visit in San Francisco For Locals and Tourists Alike

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How Collaboration Can Boost Any Business

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What to do when a customer leaves a horrible review about your hotel

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Top Michelin Guide Restaurant in Tokyo

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Breweries in The Bay / East Bay or South Bay

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Top 5 Hardware Conference to attend

Bored of being cooped up in an office? Are you looking for an exciting new way to network and expand your knowledge and find solutions to a problem? Instead of, having the dull day working in your office go out increase networking skills, and get more new...

How Restaurants Can Take Advantage of the FIFA World Cup

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3 ways Software Can Improve Your Next Marketing Campaign

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OpenTable Pop Marketing

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What is GDRP and how does it effect you and your business?

What is GDRP? How does it affect your privacy? GDRP is a law regulated by the European Union it is a law to protect people’s data and privacy. Additionally, GDRP is created to build a more safe and responsible online services for us. This law is served to aid us in...

How To Exponentially Drive Traffic To Your Website

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3 Major Keys for Effective Marketing

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Steps in creating and launching a successful Kickstarter campaign

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How Your Brand Can Utilize Social Media

With more than 2.77 billion social media users, your business is missing a trick if it has yet to utilize the marketing power of Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more. If you want to increase your online presence and grow your business, here is...

How Achieving a Sky-Rising Business Often Links to Attending Conferences

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San Francisco Bay Restaurants Accessible by Boat

Across the San Francisco Bay Area there are numerous tasty restaurants that border the coastline, many accessible by boat. There are several piers that can boat people in and out from all over the Bay, from Alameda to Vallejo. The San Francisco Bay Area does a great...

How to Get More Product Reviews from Customers

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Vimeo for Business

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Improve your Productivity while Working from Home

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5 Essentials For A Productive Office Spa

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Law Firm Marketing Trends That Will Work in 2018

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Internet Marketing Strategies and Tips

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5 Essential Non-Commercial Metrics

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Cold Calling Techniques: That Really Work, Stephan Schiffman

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Cold Calling Techniques: Voicemail, Email, and Follow Up calls

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Law Firms

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How to Design a Business Website: the Must-Haves

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How to Think Like A CEO?

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What is Cryptocurrency?

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Marketing for Hotels

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The Importance of Streamlining Business Processes

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How to Protect Your Business’s Brand and Reputation

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Top 5 Restaurants in Walnut Creek

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SlideShare for Business

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Finding the Best San Francisco Bay Area Sushi Restaurant

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San Francisco Employee Mandates

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How Can Snapchat Boost Your Restaurant Marketing Strategy in the San Francisco Bay Area?

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San Francisco Employee Mandates

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Top 5 Things to Do in Berkeley

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Best POS Software for Restaurants

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Discover What Your Wi-Fi Can Do For Your Restaurant

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Psychology Behind Restaurant Menu Design

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Utilizing Social Media for Law Firms

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David Mitroff talks about IEL Social Media Marketing for Entrepreneurs

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The Key to Networking for Recent Graduates

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Top 20 California Chefs

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How Luxury brands market their products differently than traditional products

In today’s competitive market, real luxury brands need to find a way to connect with customers in more creative ways without loosing its cachet and mystique, but how can luxury brands distinguish themselves from mainstream brands and traditional luxury? It is all...

Direct Mail Campaigns: Junk or Not?

Direct mail campaigns send information and marketing advertisements to people through the postal service. Marketers in the Bay Area can target the UC Berkeley campus community with direct mail pizza coupons. Communities in downtown San Francisco might have their...

Restaurant Partnerships for Better Food and a Healthier Environment

For any San Francisco Bay Area restaurant that prepares seafood, you can consider partnering with organizations that bring awareness to environmentally friendly fishing and farming techniques. Both Bay Area business-owners and consumers can help spread the message in...

The Top Gluten-Free San Francisco Restaurants

The Bay Area boasts a wide array of restaurants that cater to all types of palettes and tastes. However, even with so many amazing restaurants to choose from, people with gluten sensitivity may have a more difficult time in finding eateries that cater to their needs....

How Can Physicians Leverage Social Media

Right now is the best time for physicians to start leveraging social media. From a professional point of view, it’s understandable that physicians might be a little hesitant on being active on social media. Many will argue that it’s probably better for your reputation...

Lessons to be learned from the TV Show Hotel Impossible

Hotel Impossible is a reality TV show on Travel Channel, featuring a hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and his team giving professional advice and consultation to hotels. This popular show is at its 7th season already since it began airing in September 2012. Each...

Hiring and Staffing in the San Francisco Bay Area

You’ve just received a second resignation at your San Francisco engineering office, and you need an experienced person fast. Do you post the job on your company website and hope for the best, engage the services of a recruiter, or pay a fee and have your job seen by...

Promotional Models As An Effective Marketing Strategy

One way to attract attention to a product or service is to hire a promotional model. Promotional models are a type of brand ambassador, except they do not have a long-term commitment to embody the brand or be a person of contact. A promotional model is able to use...

How To Be a Business to Business Broker

When it comes to opening a restaurant or retail business,” location, location, location” is as important as the operation of a business. The facilitator of the buying and selling process is the business broker, a position of which is often overlooked but plays a large...

Advertising Techniques to Learn from T-mobile

T-Mobile has taken an innovative and game-changing approach to marketing its wireless service. By taking a risk and condemning its own industry and competitors, T-Mobile was able to gain 22 million subscribers. Here are a few strategies from T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier”...

How Much Do Keynote Speakers Charge?

Are you looking to transform your event or conference? Hiring the perfect keynote speaker will guide the conversation and establish a theme that will encourage, inspire, and unify your audience. There are many factors that determine the price range of how much a...

Bay Area Streetwear Brands

Born from the influence of west coast surf and skate culture, street wear is a distinctive genre of fashion that has grown to represent a spectrum of subcultures ranging from hip hop styles to Japanese street fashion. Just as Southern California’s influence to Shawn...

Things To Do Around UC Berkeley

The city of Berkeley is a thriving metropolis, where you can find unique shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bars, and unique people to match! It is also home to one of the top public institutions of higher learning in the country, as well as the world!...

Top 5 of the best Napa/Sonoma Winery Tours

People come from near and far to experience the most tart, tangy, or crisp wine in an exquisite setting. In the U.S., more wineries than ever are open and eager for everyone to drop by. Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Sonoma County are where you’ll discover the hidden...

Recruiting for Top Talent in San Francisco

The workforce is continually transforming. Due to the aging Baby Boomer generation and the rapid growth of innovative technology, companies are becoming more vigilant than ever in the recruitment process for great talent. Especially in such a concentrated city such as...

Best Boating Destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area

Looking for an exciting excursion on the San Francisco Bay? Or a good excuse to get out on the water? Whether you have your own vessel or are planning to rent one, here’s a brief list of some great places to enjoy a beautiful trip on the water and where to best dock...

Oakland’s Blue Bottle Coffee’s Fast and Faithful Following

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ve probably heard of Blue Bottle Coffee by now. With locations on the Embarcadero (1 Ferry Building) and on Market street (1355 Market Street #190) , Blue Bottle coffee is located in some of the busiest and most visited...

Curated Clothing for Men

There's a new way to online shop these days, and it is becoming easier than ever, with our busy and fast paced lifestyles. A subscription box is a great way to receive products that you either already love, have or come to love. Of course, the first ones that come to...

Hospitality 101: Different Types of Accommodation and Marketing

Everyone wants to travel the world and they all need a place to stay when they get there. That’s where you come in. If you’re looking to open up a hotel in the San Francisco Bay Area, or already own one, it’s important to understand the distinctions between types of...

Brand Advocates; New Age Marketing

Are you looking for free marketing, special perks, and a steady growing base of dedicated customers? No, this is not a dream. Whether you’re looking for free and easy marketing for your start up or current business or you’re a faithful customer of a favorite brand,...

How to Publish a Successful Post on LinkedIn

As the leading professional networking site in the world, LinkedIn has transformed the traditional process of recruitment and job search. Recruiters largely use LinkedIn to buy access to data about LinkedIn users for hiring purposes. Job seekers use this space to...

San Francisco Neighborhoods

Have you ever wanted to experience San Francisco like a local? Well, here is a quick and easy guide to some of the best eateries and attractions in the most popular neighborhoods of San Francisco. San Francisco Chinatown As one of the oldest and largest Chinese...

San Francisco Restaurant Trend

One word that best describes the latest San Francisco restaurants is “hip.” One reason for the growth and popularity of these types of hip and trendy restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries is because of San Francisco’s population transformation. Ever since the boom...

Groupon For Businesses

5 Tips to get more out of your offer! So, you finally took the leap and created an offer for your business on Groupon. Think you’re done? Think again! Do you want to get even more out of your offer? How about converting all of those deal takers into long term...

4 Ways to Optimize Opentable to Make Your Restaurant More Successful

1. Join Promotions Find promotions you would like your restaurant to be a part of and join the lists. Joining promotions will increase your restaurant’s visibility to potential customers. 2. Deals & Offers Deals & Offers show your restaurant’s current deals....

7 Tips for Writing a Successful Blog Post

When writing a blog post everyone hopes to get their message across and gain readers. You don’t have to be a professional writer to accomplish this. We have outlined 7 Steps for writing a successful Blog post.   1. Select The Right Subject Make a connection with...

Ways to Improve Your Business With Twitter

Twitter is a micro-blogging site with 140 million active users and one of the top ten most visited websites. With these statistics in mind, it is no wonder why businesses choose to engage in this key aspect of social media. Here are five top ways you can use Twitter...

Facebook Best Practices for Businesses

With over 900 million monthly active users and over 500 million daily active users, Facebook has become an important free mechanism to market and promote your business. Here are the top 5 ways Facebook is a good marketing tool for business: 1. Business Newsfeed....

9 Reasons the Facebook Timeline is a Positive Change for your Business Page

All Facebook pages were forced to switch to the new Timeline format on March 30 2012, no matter if you wanted to or not. Here are a few reasons why this change may actually be a positive one for your business. Cover Photo Feature allows your business page to be more...

Why Participate in a 15% Back Charity Event?

How it Works An agreement is made between a business and charity to have a portion of their sales go to a cause. Therefore when a customer mentions the charity while they patronize the business by buying a product or service, 15% of that purchase goes to the charity....

Generating Leads from the SF Business Times Book of Lists

The SF Business Times Book of Lists 2012 is an incredibly useful resource when it comes to broadening your client base in the San Francisco Bay Area.  To make the process even easier for you, we at Piedmont Avenue Consulting have created this step-by-step guide to...

5 Reasons We Love Basecamp

Basecamp HQ is an incredibly intuitive and easy to use online project management tool. It facilitates project collaboration, and here at Piedmont Avenue Consulting it allows our team to stay on top of our many ongoing cooperative endeavors. Here’s what we like best:...

Google Apps

Google Apps (http://www.google.com/apps/) Google Apps provides Google for Businesses, including email, calendar, documents, and more. customized Business Cards, each one with a different design provides email, survey, etc system a variety of educational and...

What’s your story? Are you creating Brand Awareness?

How well is your business telling it's story? Do people remember what you do? Are others telling your story for you? This an email blast we sent out promoting our Social Media Score Report and upcoming client...

Social Media Return On Investment Report

Our Social Media Return On Investment Report shows how to increase business profits through creative marketing and sales strategies. The report defines social media, reviews how to measure the value of social media, outlines the key components in a social media...

Social Media Score

Our Social Media Score Report is run to measure your business across the 9 key areas of the social media ecosystem we have defined. Our clients’ scores continually increase leading directly to greater marketplace awareness, stronger customer loyalty, and increased...

Evaluate Online Competition

Find at least 10 other companies, websites, etc. doing what you do. Then create a list in excel or database format. Then list: 1) the company name 2) website link 3) what you like about the business, website, services, products, etc. 4) what you do not like about the...

Oakland Restaurant Week 2016

The fifth annual Oakland Restaurant Week kicks off Thursday, with more than eighty participating restaurants offering special menus from January 14 to 24. For the budget-minded prix-fixe menu aficionado, it’s the happiest time of the year — especially because...

David Mitroff, Ph.D. Business Consultant, Marketing Expert

David Mitroff, Ph.D. is the Founder of Oakland based Piedmont Avenue Consulting through which he provides business consulting and marketing services to create brand awareness, strengthen customer loyalty and generate new opportunities. David works with a diversity of clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond such as restaurants and retail specialty stores, franchises, professional services firms, start-ups and individual entrepreneurs. He leverages his extensive professional and education background, including a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology to motivate people to create change, while understanding the psychology behind business and marketing decisions. David is an active member, on the executive board, or advisory committees for several organizations. He continually collaborates with several consultant groups, merchant associations, and charities to best serve the community. David is a sought after speaker on a wide range of topics from Social Media to event marketing and through his consulting, lectures, trainings, and keynotes has educated more than 15,000 business owners.

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