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Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin

Business Writer
Los Angeles, CA
Introduction
About Me

Alex Halperin, founder and CEO of a small company focused on the cannabis industry, is a business authority who has spent 20 years analyzing business trends and breaking down concepts and news for a variety of audiences. As an entrepreneur himself, he knows firsthand what it takes to conceive and scale a product for long-term success and understands the role of market forces and other factors. 

Halperin’s trusted voice and expertise have appeared in such notable business-focused publications as BusinessWeek, Dow Jones, Fortune and Fast Company. He has also been published by the likes of Business Insider, The Guardian, Slate, U.S. News & World Report, Salon, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and many other esteemed outlets.

Halperin, who holds an Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program certificate from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, hasn’t limited his focus to U.S. businesses. As a Phillips Foundation fellow, Halperin spent a year studying and reporting on business development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Experience
Editor and Publisher at WeedWeek
July 2015 - Present
Brand Ambassador at Grow World
September 2023 - Present
Author at Octopus Publishing Group
July 2019 - March 2020
Columnist at Guardian News & Media
January 2018 - October 2019
Education
Columbia University
Master's of Science
Journalism
McGill University
Bachelor of Arts
English
Alex's Activity
8 Work-From-Home Myths Debunked - thumbnail
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8 Work-From-Home Myths Debunked
Working from home has advantages and disadvantages. We'll debunk common work-from-home myths and share the pros and cons of remote work.
Updated January 30, 2024
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What Is Venture Capital?
This guide explains what venture capital is and how it can help high-growth entrepreneurs fund their businesses.
Updated January 05, 2024
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How to Set Achievable Business Goals
Your business goals should be specific and challenging to maximize your odds of success. Learn to choose the right business goals and track your progress.
Updated October 20, 2023
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Small Business Trends and Predictions for 2024
Learn about business trends and predictions for small businesses in 2024.
Updated November 20, 2023
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Worried About a Cyberattack? What It Could Cost Your Small Business
Small businesses face real dangers if they're a cyberattack target. Learn the financial and reputational repercussions and how to handle a cyberattack.
Updated January 17, 2024
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Payment Fraud Impacts 293 Million People – Is Your SMB Safe?
This guide describes how payment fraud is becoming more common and how small businesses can protect themselves and their customers.
Updated December 21, 2023
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Key Performance Indicators: Setting and Measuring KPIs
Small businesses can effectively track their performance with key performance indicators. Find out how to use KPIs.
Updated October 20, 2023
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Thriving Small Businesses Boost Real Estate Values
Small businesses impact real estate values by creating a thriving local economy. Learn how real estate and SMBs coexist and help their communities.
Updated November 08, 2023
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How to Choose the Right Business Security System
This guide will help you choose a business alarm system with the security features that meet your company's needs.
Updated October 23, 2023