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How pirate tactics built an entrepreneurial ecosystem

By   /  Friday, August 4th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on How pirate tactics built an entrepreneurial ecosystem

By Reneé Rock “It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.” When Steve Jobs uttered this phrase, he was speaking to the Mac team, which had become a kind of splinter group with its own identity within Apple. Jobs knew what he was up against at fast-growing Apple and intuitively understood that Read More →

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Time for the Fed to get out of the way

By   /  Friday, July 28th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Time for the Fed to get out of the way

By Gerry Frigon A recent article by Anthony Mirhaydari, published in The Fiscal Times,  wonders if the Federal Reserve is about to begin a “war on the rich.” Mirhaydari cites Merrill Lynch Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett, who appears to suggest that such is the case in his call for a “big top” in stocks Read More →

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Residents can learn from international students

By   /  Friday, July 21st, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Residents can learn from international students

By Loredana Carson International students planning to attend colleges and universities in the tri-county area may fear being unwelcome due to media coverage of negative comments, but once they arrive they are generally met with a lack of attention. Students in my classes have expressed dismay to me that they don’t often have the opportunity Read More →

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Housing should be for residents, not tourists

By   /  Friday, July 14th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Housing should be for residents, not tourists

By Anna Marie Gott “The use of residential units as short-term vacation rentals and/or only occupied as second homes poses a housing challenge to the city because these uses decrease available long-term housing opportunities for local residents as well as contribute to the increase in housing costs.” This quote comes directly from the Santa Barbara’s Read More →

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Storytelling can breathe life into your business

By   /  Friday, July 7th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Storytelling can breathe life into your business

By Jodi Hill Marketing is an essential component of starting a small business. However, many entrepreneurs find themselves with a great product or service but little funding and no idea where to start. A familiar term associated with low-cost promotion is grassroots marketing, a process that involves targeting a small niche group of people and Read More →

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CFOs recognize value of diversity, inclusion

By   /  Friday, June 30th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on CFOs recognize value of diversity, inclusion

By Mark Riley Many middle market companies are considering ways to create a diverse and inclusive environment.  But their employees aren’t the only ones to benefit. Companies are seeing the advantages of embracing the different ages, ethnicities, genders and education levels of their employees to create an inclusive, creative and collaborative workplace. Those currently entering Read More →

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Days of ‘build it and they will come’ are over

By   /  Friday, June 23rd, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Days of ‘build it and they will come’ are over

By Sarah Fischbach In marketing, we often talk about product, price, place and promotion when it comes to the elements of the marketing mix used to help decision makers assess their product against the competition for a successful launch in the marketplace. One of the areas of the marketing mix that has been experiencing a Read More →

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