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New regulation allows everyone to invest in private companies

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New regulation allows everyone to invest in private companies

By Daniel S. Fabiano Until now, private businesses were banned from soliciting the public for equity investments. At the same time, individual investors were barred from trying their hand at investing in private businesses unless they were accredited investors (making $200,000 per year or possessing $1 million in personal assets) or had a relationship with Read More →

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Preparing today’s military leaders for tomorrow

By   /  Friday, May 13th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Preparing today’s military leaders for tomorrow

  By Mary Anne Rooney A diverse group of 150 guests gathered at the National Security Forum of the Air War College this past week at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. I was nominated by an alumni of the NSF through my membership in the Oxnard Ambassadors and was honored to be selected Read More →

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Tap the potential of international trade

By   /  Friday, May 13th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tap the potential of international trade

By Gerhard Apfelthaler I have been in international business for most of my life. My multiple and often parallel careers as an educator, a university administrator, a diplomat and an entrepreneur have enabled me to look at the same topic from a variety of angles. When I discuss the landscape of global trade with my Read More →

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Requiring clean water not anti-business

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Requiring clean water not anti-business

By Owen Bailey There is nothing anti-business about insisting on clean water. Our tri-county region can reasonably be considered the birthplace of our country’s modern environmental movement. After the tragic blowout from offshore oil Platform A in January 1969, the Santa Barbara Channel became the poster child for irresponsible environmental practices and the devastation that Read More →

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Make money, do good with ‘impact investing’

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Make money, do good with ‘impact investing’

By Peter Brill I’m a typical Santa Barbara retiree who came here to enjoy its beauty after having a prosperous and fulfilling career in medicine and as a successful entrepreneur. I was considering how to best use my philanthropic dollars when I came across a concept in investing that captured my interest to the degree Read More →

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Entrepreneurs should plan for retirement

By   /  Friday, April 29th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Entrepreneurs should plan for retirement

  By Lee Schuh Few entrepreneurs really think about preparing financially for retirement. Too many are depending on Social Security. Frankly, Social Security is only a safety net and not intended to be anything else. You are not going to have a very satisfactory retirement if Social Security is the major financial contributor. When asked Read More →

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Landlords learn to repurpose their malls

By   /  Friday, April 29th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Landlords learn to repurpose their malls

  By Lisa Spiwak This is a season of discontent for retailers. There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by without a national chain closing stores or filing for bankruptcy protection. Most recently, we lost Sport Chalet. Before that, it was Sports Authority, Sears, Fresh & Easy, Office Depot, Radio Shack, Staples, Abercrombie Read More →

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