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How to hire for company culture fit

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on How to hire for company culture fit

“We look for employees who fit into our culture.” How often have you heard that phrase from hiring managers? How many times have you said that yourself? And when was the last time you were confident that you didn’t just rely on your gut feeling? Yes, exactly. Hiring is indeed a powerful way to build Read More →

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Goodbye to Haggen grocery stores

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Goodbye to Haggen grocery stores

Wikipedia states that strategic bankruptcy occurs when an otherwise solvent company makes use of the bankruptcy laws for a specific business purpose.  An example of this was in 2002 when Kmart filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Kmart had a severe cash flow problem because it was locked into long-term leases at premium rates with respect Read More →

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Try alternative commute during Ride Week

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Try alternative commute during Ride Week

This year the Ventura County Transportation Commission and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District are sponsoring Ride Week, Oct. 5-9. Ride Week is an opportunity for everyone to try out an alternative commute such as biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling or riding a bus or train and win prizes for their efforts. Ventura County drivers Read More →

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VW’s actions smack of ethical blindness

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on VW’s actions smack of ethical blindness

Are profits and corporate values treated equally? Did Volkswagen compromise its core values? On its website the stated strategy that drives the company’s actions is: “We see high customer satisfaction as one of the key requirements for the company’s long-term success.” That would be a “yes” to the core values question. VW did emphasize profits Read More →

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FICO score can make a big difference

By   /  Friday, September 25th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on FICO score can make a big difference

For most small businesses, the toughest aspect of running the operation is managing cash flow. Most small businesses depend on timely payments from their clients to pay their own bills. However, in difficult times such as these, clients often stretch payment of their invoices to 60 days or longer. In order to be able to Read More →

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California losing benefits of green landscape

By   /  Friday, September 18th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on California losing benefits of green landscape

With California now four years deep into a drought, and more than $350 million frivolously burned in turf removal rebates, Californians want to know … where is the water? At $4,073 per acre-foot, turf removal is the state’s most expensive and least reliable water supply source by far, almost twice as expensive as seawater desalination, Read More →

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Consider alternatives to litigation

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Consider alternatives to litigation

“I’ll See You in Court!” A common salutation of friendship upon parting from another and an expression of a looking forward to the next opportunity to converse, such as: “I’ll see you soon,” is transformed into a threat. This common expression means, “I am done talking to you,” or “There is nothing more to say.” Read More →

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