14 West is the business services arm of The Agora, a network for more than 30 media companies – all devoted to making people think. They exist to deliver fresh perspectives backed by independent research to millions of readers around the world.

We exist to help protect, guide, and grow their businesses and their people.

We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the work we do.

We strive to build solutions based on authentic relationships, and innovate with intention.

Our services range from facilities and maintenance to financial strategy and support; from payroll to business intelligence; from legal to systems literacy and just about anywhere in between.

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Our Story

Our Story

Growth is what every entrepreneur wants for their business, but they’re rarely prepared or well-positioned for it. That’s where 14 West comes in.

14 West offers The Agora Companies the business and technology services of seasoned professionals. For almost 20 years, we have made it our business to help other businesses thrive. Today, we offer a more robust portfolio of services than ever. However, our values remain the same. We believe in keeping things simple, in keeping relationships real, and that there is nothing wrong with making business personal.

So, whether the task at hand is an intricate technical need, a delicate Legal matter… whether it be Payroll, PR or party related… we believe the best solutions demand a human touch.

This blog is an invitation to share in the conversations happening here day in and day out. Our contributors are giving more people and workplaces the opportunity to take and learn from our ideas. We want to reach workplaces we don’t work with yet and help them to discover untapped potential; to create an environment and culture of endless possibilities. And where there is no path, we want to help them to forge their own.

This is our invitation to explore what it might be like to move yourself, your career, and your workplace WestWord.

You’re going to hear from people from around our organization with fresh ideas, and interesting experiences and perspectives. Contributors range from C-level executives to folks that are just finishing their first week here. Some of what you read will make you say “ah ha!” Certain posts will be more conceptual, while others are very easy, actionable advice. Some articles might seem very straightforward, and at other times our perspectives could make you down right uncomfortable (and by the way, that’s the good stuff!)

Our challenge for you is to open yourself up to all of it.

And our commitment to you is fresh, thoughtful, and valuable insight.

Welcome to WestWord.


The Agora Companies

The Agora is a network for entrepreneurs in integrated marketing and the alternative press. 14 West’s role within this network is to offer those entrepreneurs the business and administrative services they may need to bolster The Agora’s unique culture.

The Agora Companies are typically skeptical in nature; they generally feel that oftentimes, there is a better way. Whether their trade be financial research, holistic health breakthroughs, strategic integrated marketing, or administrative support, these companies believe in challenging the mainstream, questioning every norm, and perpetually testing new ideas.