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Successful leadership must be sustained

By   /  Friday, November 11th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Successful leadership must be sustained

By Greg Van Ness Leading successfully is challenging, as anyone who has tackled a leadership role knows well. Much has been written and will continue to be written about the keys to successful leadership — in fact, Amazon currently lists more than 180,000 entries for “leadership books” on its website. Leaders make an outsized impact Read More →

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Don’t let overhead kill your business

By   /  Friday, October 28th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Don’t let overhead kill your business

By Lee Schuh Many businesses consider overhead to be the No. 1 impediment to reaching their business goals. However, it isn’t overhead that is the problem but rather the results of poor planning for the future growth of the business. This is certainly true for companies growing relatively fast. We will use the term overhead Read More →

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Being in charge of a company does not make you a leader

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Being in charge of a company does not make you a leader

By Ritch K. Eich It’s been a bad year for some top business, media and political leaders. Roger Ailes, the founder, former chairman and CEO of Fox News, was ousted after numerous complaints of sexual harassment surfaced. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as head of the Democratic National Committee after a leak exposed efforts to Read More →

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Embracing trade does not make you a traitor

By   /  Friday, October 14th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Embracing trade does not make you a traitor

By Gerhard Apfelthaler On a recent trip to Iran, I couldn’t help but notice the difference in the public narrative regarding the lifting of the sanctions against Iran. While many people in the United States — at least according to mainstream media — seem to think that they got the short end of the stick, Read More →

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IRS outsourcing of debt collection good idea

By   /  Friday, October 14th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on IRS outsourcing of debt collection good idea

By Lisa Spiwak One of the good things about owing money to the IRS has been that the agency is so overburdened that it has not had the resources to actively engage in collection of outstanding inactive tax receivables. These receivables are currently estimated to be in the amount of $458 billion. This is about Read More →

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Ventura’s tax measure not good for business

By   /  Friday, October 7th, 2016  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura’s tax measure not good for business

By Bob Alviani The business community plays a unique role in a community’s economy. If there is any sector in the economic machinery that understands what it takes to run a city, it is business. Businesses provide jobs and support families. Businesses know what it takes to earn a dollar. When it comes to city Read More →

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Charities limited when it comes to election campaigns

By   /  Friday, October 7th, 2016  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Charities limited when it comes to election campaigns

By Mike Schley With the election looming, many charities sincerely believe that a President Clinton or Trump (as the case may be) would be the enemy of fundamental goals the charity promotes. This is America, and free speech is a fundamental right, so charities can weigh in with their own unique perspective on the campaign Read More →

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