Do All Cities Members Make Money? You Be The Judge! 3/15/2016

All Cities Network • March 15, 2016 •

"The way we do anything is the way we do everything."



This Week's Networking Tip:




by Eric Shaw


In addition to owning New York Credit and having founded The All Cities Network, I am also a professional wrestling promoter. Now, you can argue from today to tomorrow whether these events are real or fake, but to my net worth and my family’s security, they have been nothing but real.


It is as a spectator at pro wrestling events where my championship networking skills really pay off. I take potential clients to the Staples Arena in downtown L.A. to catch the WWE—for the uninitiated, that’s World Wrestling Entertainment—when they are in town. We rent a skybox, eat, drink, and talk business between suplexes and body slams.


In an era when the game of golf is the standard for attaining business, I have thought outside of the box. If someone’s going to do business with me, I’m going to show them a great time—and give them something to talk about the next day.


To read other networking tips, pick up a copy of Championship Networking by Eric Shaw.





The testimonials below describe ways in which our members, through networking at All Cities meetings, have made connections that have made them money.


Real estate, business and trust attorney JASON BURROWS of Hoefflin Burrows would like to thank.


...  GARY MINKIN of United American Financial Services for referring a real estate matter involving the City of Los Angeles.


Attorney KEN GREENE would like to thank:


DAVE SHANEYFELT of The Alvarez Firm for his invaluable assistance in dealing with a critical life insurance issue. Greene says, “Big kudos to Dave!”


STEPHEN FENSTER of Schwartz & Fenster would like to thank:


ALAN INSUL, business and corporate real estate transactional lawyer who provided him with an opportunity for a foreclosure for a client.


MARC SCHWARTZ would like to thank:


JEFFERY ROLLERT for inviting him in to review his marketing program.


Private Investigator C.J. GROSS, owner of Cal Fed Investigations, would like to thank:


… Attorney NEIL POPOWITZ of Freilich and Popowitz for the introduction to a client who hired Cal Fed Investigations on a breach of contract/fraud case, and HOWARD BLUM, a collections attorney, for hiring Cal Fed Investigations to locate two debtors in a judgment enforcement case.


DAVE STAIRS of Moss & Company would like to thank:


LARRY CHRISTIAN of Old Republic Title for providing information and forms through the LA County Recorder's Office and making him aware of a filing deadline for a decedent that was helpful in a personal situation. Stairs says, “I greatly appreciate Larry’s help.”


HOWARD LOEB, a federal and state fraud litigation attorney specializing in corporate and partnership breakups and dealer-distribution lawsuits, would like to thank:


ALAN INSUL, a corporate transactional and commercial real estate lawyer focusing on major transactions. A transactional attorney in Houston, Texas, was in the process of structuring a significant deal that involved California law. Insul provided information concerning the intricacies of California usury law. The client was very happy to connect with Insul and complimented him on his quick and knowledgeable response.



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Thu. Mar. 17 at the Pasadena Business Finance Group (hosted by the Law Firm Leech Tishman), Carrie Jenkins of UC Factors will speak on “How Alternative Financing Can Help Your Client: Why Factoring Can Be a Good Alternative to a Bank Loan.


Fri. April 1 at the International Group (hosted by Homeier Law), Alan Lederman of International Legal Recovery will speak on “Cross Border Collections.”



To see the calendar of All Cities meetings, click here.



You can order Eric Shaw's book, Championship Networking, on Amazon.




The ALL CITIES NETWORK is a California-based organization that sponsors a series of business networking groups that meet monthly throughout Southern California.


The concept behind the All Cities Network is that networking and selling do not mix. Instead, we develop business links made up of key advisers, defined as professionals who help characterize the financial position of their clients.


Currently, there are 22 All Cities networking groups to choose from. Each group meets once a month in various locations throughout Southern California, plus one meeting in San Francisco. There are 10 Business/Finance groups, three Film/Media groups, three Commercial Real Estate groups, three Professional Resource groups, one Professionals Under 40 group, one Technology group, and one International group. (See the Monthly Meetings page at for more information.) •  The All Cities Network