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Randy Kirk
Works at Randy Kirk & Associates, Page1Listings.com, My Emergency App
Attended UCLA Law
Lives in West Los Angeles
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The 2014 Cervelo P2 is Now More Rider-Friendly Than Ever For starters, the P2 frame comes out of the same mold as the P3, and utilizes the same layup process. Thankfully, Cervelo did not decide to make another model and crea...
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Why have sugar and cream filled bunnies be the focus your Easter holiday? Not every holiday needs to be flooded with sugar highs and lows.  Let's take a walk on the wild side and explore a few healthier more thoughtful basket fillers for a change!  These ideas for healthy & creative Easter basket treats and gifts are great for adults and kids alike.  Enjoy!
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2014 Raleigh Alysa 3 Offers Better Fit For Women Right Out of the Box The people at Raleigh know how broad a term "cyclist" really is. Cycling is not "one size fits all," it has no specific age range or demographic. Therefore...
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How much tire pressure should you run? A great place to get an idea would be from the manufacturer’s recommended pressure (Sometimes this is found on the sidewall of the tire, other times it may be molded to the casing - so ...
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Springtime is the time when new growth is everywhere. With flowers blooming, lush grass and trees in vibrant greens inspire your desire to celebrate!! Whether you're preparing for Easter, throwing a baby shower or a festive birthday gathering, please allow us to make a few suggestions to make it the best spring party you've ever been to; or thrown for that matter!
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Well you know we have been hyping this bike all week long after it carried Niki Terpstra to victory at the 2014 Paris-Roubaix race over the past weekend and I figured it was a good day to put it out on Fast & Furious Friday b...
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Have you noticed that five year olds, a more grown up version of their previous toddler state, enjoy free-play but also still expect (and love) a good party with structure! They actually want to join in on organized games and activities with their friends, and if left to their own devices, can quickly become restless.

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My suggestion?  Give her her own personal sized Eucalyptus Shower Spray.   This may seem over simplified, but once you know the benefits (and how much women love multi-beneficial gifts) I promise, you will see what a treasure it is and how wonderful of a gift it is to give.  MORE ideas
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Marketing Consultant, Business Book Author, Local SEO expert
Employment
  • Randy Kirk & Associates, Page1Listings.com, My Emergency App
    Marketing Consultant, Business Book Author, Local SEO expert, present
  • American Quality Products, AC Technologies, AC International, California Springs
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West Los Angeles
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St. Louis County, University City, Creve Coeur, Mo - Diamond Bar, CA
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Passionate about seeing people, businesses and products become successful through consulting, writing, youtube, relationships
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Education:

UCLA - BA Psychology with emphasis is Social Psychology - Intended to be a marriage counselor
UCLA Law - Juris Doctor with emphasis in tax and business law - Decided not to practice law in 2nd year.  Finished the degree, but did not take the bar.
UCLA Business - Classes in advertising and marketing while in upper division of undergrad and graduate level classes during law school.

Employment:

1972   ABUS Security Locks - While in my 2nd year of law school I joined  ABUS as a part-time independent rep calling on retailers, . Within 6 months the owner asked if I would be willing to take over as Western Regional sales and marketing manager. The company had been stagnated at around $400,000 in sales and was unprofitable.  I built the company sales from $400,000 to $1.2 m in two years. Part of this was the result of moving the product into over 10 new industry categories including military base exchanges, automotive, grocery, drug stores, and mass market.  Part of the success hinged on repositioning the lead product, the Diskus, in a way that caused its sales to grow rapidly.

1978   Atlas Lock Company - I left ABUS due to the owner having health issues that were destroying the firm.  I founded Atlas Lock Co, in my garage. This was a wholesale distribution company providing locks and other items to local bicycle retailers, locksmiths, hardware stores, and anyone else that would buy.  Within 2 years company was doing over $1 m in sales with 3 salesmen calling in California and Arizona.  This was the fastest growth of any wholesaler in the history of the bike business, and it was done without bicycles in the product line.  The success was largely due to amazing customer service, niching product uniquely with value added qualities, even though the basic item was available from competitors. 

1981   AC International - While still running Atlas Lock, I cofounded AC International in my partner, Terry Brown's, garage. The company was initially 100% virtual, with no employees, rent, manufacturing equipment, or even shipping.  The story of how the company went from virtual to vertical in 4 years was the subject of an article I wrote for Inc Magazine.   The company quickly grew to over $3 m, and eventually reached $5.5. We established Mr. Tuffy, a tire liner that dramatically reduced puncture flats, and this brand eventually reached 95% market share. In 1990 we added the manufacture and printing of water bottles to our program and eventually reached 40% share in bicycle industry and was leader in advertising specialty market. Over those years we also sold almost every major mass merchandiser in the US.  We were the largest maker of bicycle style bottles in the US. The company was sold in August of 2007. I worked on the transition team through May of 2008.

During the course of those years when these were the primary businesses I owned and managed in part or in whole, we also owned an advertising agency, a guarantee assurance company, and two independent rep companies.  We also purchased product from 8 different countries including being an early buyer from China, and we sold to over 25 countries on 6 continents (only missing Antartica.)

As of March 1, 2008 I started Randy Kirk and Associates out of my Sunroom, and it was my intention to never grow out of that facility, nor have employees, a resale license, or overhead beyond my computer, phone, and car. 

However, we now have several employees, and appear ready to explode into a much larger enterprise.

Writing and speaking:

Articles - I wrote extensively for Locksmith Ledger, Bicycle Business Journal, American Bicyclist, and Bicycle Dealer Showcase, and the first five issues of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. Most recently I was a regular contributor to Bicycle Dealer Magazine.

Speaking - I was the featured speaker for over 10 years in Bicycle Dealer Showcase shows and Interbike Shows. I have spoken extensively in multiple additional forums.  I spok at the 2011 Interbike show.

Business Books:

Principles of Bicycle Retailing - Self Published - out of print
Principles of Bicycle Retailing, the Second Edition - Infonet Publishing - still available
Bicycle Dealer's Guide to Getting Rich in the Recession - Infonet Publishing - still available
Principles of Bicycle Retailing III - Infonet Publishing - still available, reviews on Amazon
When Friday Isn't Payday - Warner Business Books - Inc Magazine called this one of three best business books of 1994 with a front page story. Still available.
Running a 21st Century Small Business - updated version of When Friday Isn't Payday - Warner Business Books - over 4 stars (out of 5) average in reviews on Amazon - still available.
Principles of Bicycle Retailing for the Internet Age - Should be available to ship on 9/9/11

Family:

I have 4 children.  The oldest two daughters are married and have four and three children respectively, all under the age of 11 as of this writing.  Last two are boys.

Community:

I was an active member for 17 years of the Sunrise Optimist Club of Santa Monica.  Was President, built 3 clubs, and was Lt. Governor of the district.
I am currently active with Core Church Los Angeles and involved in three Christian small groups
Education
  • UCLA Law
    Business and Tax Law, 1970 - 1975
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Psych, 1968 - 1970
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Randy W. Kirk
There is no better way to be discipled than to go verse by verse through the Bible. The Old Testament is critical to a full understanding of the New. For years I have been intrigued by Calvary Churches unwavering approach to this method of teaching. Now that I have been under Steve Wilburn's steady hand at the pulpit for over a year, I can't imagine trading for any other "style."
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When I was visiting Maui, Bill did my professional photo for internet sites. Everyone says I look 15 years younger. I'd call that a miracle. I've checked out his wedding photography pictures on his website and blog. Not surprising that he is one of the most sought after photographers on Maui. Check out his trash the dress stuff. Amazing
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I have been working with Jack Nicol for about 2 years now. You couldn't ask for a kinder or more caring individual. He has all the background and experience necessary to run a very solid business, plus he has the backing of Bright Star, which has clearly been a leader in the home health business.
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Took my daughter and grandkids out to Ontario Bakery for their 30th anniversary celebration. They were serving free cake and ice cream, so why not? The marble cake they were serving was moist and delicious. Everybody just gobbled theirs' down, so I guess they liked it, too. Spoke with Cathy Fabos, one of the owners. She was just delightful. I heard later that they served 1200 people that Saturday. I guess they've made a few friends in 30 years. Congratulations to the family.
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I was introduced to Eric Kay through a fellow lawyer in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area. In the 9 months that I have worked with Mr. Kay I have found him to be everything you would want in a lawyer. Meticulous about every detail, a very good listener, and qualified beyond question. As one who has a Juris Doctor, I can also say that professionally, he stands out. The decision of the Florida Super Lawyers to give him a listing is well deserved.
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Monika may be the best personal trainer in Los Angeles. Her knowledge of her craft far exceeds what I have come to expect from personal fitness trainers. She is truly holistic in her blending of nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle as she works to bring you to full fitness. In our first session, she went deeper than my medical doctor in assessing my core strengths and weaknesses. Then she put together a training program uniquely suited to my body, my lifestyle and my goals. Monika is very clear and concise in showing you how to master the exercises she recommends, and works hard to be certain that you are doing them correctly. If you want to lose weight, tone up, or just become "fit," give Monika a shout.
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