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For cybersecurity, ignorance is not bliss

By   /  Friday, July 17th, 2015  /  Columns, Technology  /  Comments Off on For cybersecurity, ignorance is not bliss

With all of the talk about hacking of big business and government, it’s time for small business owners to access their own vulnerabilities and design a plan of action. If they do not tackle this head on, small business owners risk the possibility of significant financial loss, litigation or even business failure. Ignorance is not Read More →

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Refugio oil spill shows companies haven’t learned lesson after 46 years

By   /  Friday, July 17th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy  /  Comments Off on Refugio oil spill shows companies haven’t learned lesson after 46 years

Why does our collective memory seem so short? The gorgeous coast where we live and work was despoiled by a massive oil spill 46 years ago and we vowed never to let it happen again. That was in 1969, when a Union Oil Co. platform six miles off the Santa Barbara County coast suffered a Read More →

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Differences between Baby Boomers, Millennials challenge for employers

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Differences between Baby Boomers, Millennials challenge for employers

For decades there has been a symbiotic relationship between the senior members of an organization and the young guns coming up the ranks. The older generation brings knowledge and experience to the table and the young people bring energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. Today, there is a new dynamic as Baby Boomers born between 1946 Read More →

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Going public with companies fuels healthy communities in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Central Coast, Op/Eds, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Going public with companies fuels healthy communities in Tri-Counties

The health of our communities is directly tied to the health of our local businesses. We cannot have one without the other. Although in good economic times it is easy to lose sight of our region’s competiveness to attract and retain businesses in a world where many companies can operate from anywhere. If our communities Read More →

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A look at Central Coast entrepreneurial ecosystem

By   /  Friday, June 26th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on A look at Central Coast entrepreneurial ecosystem

Entrepreneurship is a word we hear often, with good reason: More people are choosing to forgo the predictable paycheck as an employee for the opportunity to spin their idea into a tangible business of their own. For the first time in five years, the Startup Activity Index rose in 2015, showing the largest year-over-year increase Read More →

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ACA challenging for small employers

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Health Care, Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on ACA challenging for small employers

By Jim Wisdom The fourth quarter of 2015 promises to be one of the busiest and most challenging quarters in the history of the group health insurance industry. The reason for the change is the next phase of implementation for the Affordable Care Act. Employers who want to stay ahead of this enormous shift will Read More →

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Carbon tax right policy for Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Energy, Op/Eds, Opinion, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Carbon tax right policy for Tri-Counties

By Mike McEachen As a frequent visitor to Refugio Beach, I was saddened by the oil that spewed out of the underground pipeline operated by Plains All American Pipeline and fouled our beach and coastline. My family and friends had to cancel our annual Memorial Weekend Refugio Beach campout that we made reservations for six Read More →

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