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Update business plan often to increase success

By   /  Friday, April 28th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Update business plan often to increase success

By Lee Schuh It seems like a day doesn’t go by without a businessperson asking me, “Why do I need a business plan if I am hitting industry benchmarks?” I tell them the standards are mediocracy and ask them how long they can exist being just like the other companies. Even matching yourself against the Read More →

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Weak job growth, high cost of living spell trouble in Ventura County

By   /  Friday, April 28th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Weak job growth, high cost of living spell trouble in Ventura County

By Tony Biasotti In May, the Ventura County Civic Alliance will release its 2017 State of the Region report. As in past editions of the report, the state of the county’s economy is a large part of the overall state of the region. The state of the economy is decidedly mixed. Ventura County is what Read More →

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Don’t throw all trade agreements out with TTIP

By   /  Friday, April 14th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Don’t throw all trade agreements out with TTIP

By Jamshid Damooei Our recent presidential election brought about a rare accord between the progressive and the populist fronts in rejecting the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. I have no problem with the rejection of a trade agreement that focuses primarily on the interests of transnational corporations, international financial centers, agribusiness and giant chemical companies Read More →

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Our view: Gillespie good choice for VCCCD chancellor

By   /  Friday, April 14th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Gillespie good choice for VCCCD chancellor

The Ventura County Community College District has taken a big step forward with the hiring of Greg Gillespie as its permanent chancellor. Gillespie, president of Ventura College since 2013, knows the area and its politics, he has a proven track record and he’s extremely familiar with workforce needs in critical industries such as agribusiness, technology Read More →

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Central Coast foster care system needs more families

By   /  Friday, April 7th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Central Coast foster care system needs more families

By Jim Roberts I believe it goes without saying, it is far better for our communities to solve local needs rather than depend upon the government. Right now on the Central Coast there is a significant need to which our families and individuals need to rally to solve. To put it bluntly, there are not Read More →

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Tri-county nonprofits need to adapt, innovate

By   /  Friday, March 31st, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Nonprofits, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tri-county nonprofits need to adapt, innovate

By Charles Maxey and Linda Kimbrough Trump administration budget proposals should be sending early warning signals to the nation’s nonprofit organizations. The anticipated reductions in federal and, therefore, state spending will adversely impact many populations served by charitable organizations. At the same time, the need for services continues to rise. Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014 study Read More →

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Community programs should not be chopped

By   /  Friday, March 31st, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Community programs should not be chopped

By Marsha Bailey If you don’t speak acronym, you may not know what a “CDBG” or a “CDFI” is. You’re even less likely to know how these federal government programs, both of which are on the chopping block, impact you and your community. The Community Development Block Grant Program is a U.S. Department of Housing Read More →

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