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Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Content Marketing Strategy

Content marketing is an important steps in starting to grow your business, and there’s a lot that goes into it. Content creation, curation, distribution, consistency — there’s a lot that needs to be juggled, and its easy to get lost if you’re going at it…

Two Investors on the OC 500 List Take the Orange County Startup Ecosystem to the Next Level with The Portal

Late last year, the Orange County Business Journal released its second edition of the OC500 — a list of 500 of the most influential individuals in different areas of businesses throughout the Orange County Area. The Portal is so happy to announce that Ray Chan,…

Sprinting to the Marathon – A Better Start to a Successful Business

  Running a business is probably one of the most intimidating undertakings to think about. No two journeys end up looking exactly the same, and each business can provide unique insights on what they believe led them to success. Although every approach is different, at…

Cultivating Communication Skills in a Tech Company

The Portal prides itself in being a safe place for students to learn and gain confidence as they gain experience through live projects for clients. When students graduate from our apprenticeships, we want them to leave as different people — cooperative, confident, and capable. ​This…

Providing Critical Startup Resources to Students

This article is by Ray Chan, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Portal. The Portal’s goal is to revolutionize the local startup and business economy. We’ve made good progress, especially in providing experience to students who want to work in the technical field, but this…

Pioneering On-the-Job Training in Tech

The Portal is bringing a pioneering model to the tech industry in southern California by breaking out of curriculum-based learning and into live project-based, professional immersion. We don’t have a standard curriculum with lectures or classes. Instead, our apprenticeship program offers student teams the opportunity…

Connecting Local Companies to Exceptional Talent

The Portal is a product strategy and development studio bringing exciting web and mobile products to local companies in southern California. Our vision is to be a local talent engine for high-tech driven businesses throughout the country. We are bridging the gap between companies who…

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