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Reducing development costs, licensing and startup fees will create more jobs

By   /  Thursday, November 12th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Reducing development costs, licensing and startup fees will create more jobs

Labor markets have been weak since the Great Recession. Job creation has been slow and labor force participation has been falling. While the Tri-Counties region has performed similarly to the nation on aggregate, its largest county, Ventura County, has underperformed the nation and its northern neighbors. The recession brought significant contractions in non-farm jobs for Read More →

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Reducing development costs, licensing and startup fees will create more jobs

By   /  Thursday, November 12th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Reducing development costs, licensing and startup fees will create more jobs

Labor markets have been weak since the Great Recession. Job creation has been slow and labor force participation has been falling. While the Tri-Counties region has performed similarly to the nation on aggregate, its largest county, Ventura County, has underperformed the nation and its northern neighbors. The recession brought significant contractions in non-farm jobs for Read More →

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How to move customers to say ‘I do’

By   /  Friday, October 23rd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on How to move customers to say ‘I do’

In today’s digital world, we are bombarded with brand promises, marketing messages, sales pitches and promotional offers at every turn.  It is nearly impossible to siphon the constant stream of data that invades our space — whether it be at work, at home or at play. So what does it take to for us to Read More →

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How to hire for company culture fit

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on How to hire for company culture fit

“We look for employees who fit into our culture.” How often have you heard that phrase from hiring managers? How many times have you said that yourself? And when was the last time you were confident that you didn’t just rely on your gut feeling? Yes, exactly. Hiring is indeed a powerful way to build Read More →

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Goodbye to Haggen grocery stores

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Goodbye to Haggen grocery stores

Wikipedia states that strategic bankruptcy occurs when an otherwise solvent company makes use of the bankruptcy laws for a specific business purpose.  An example of this was in 2002 when Kmart filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Kmart had a severe cash flow problem because it was locked into long-term leases at premium rates with respect Read More →

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Try alternative commute during Ride Week

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Try alternative commute during Ride Week

This year the Ventura County Transportation Commission and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District are sponsoring Ride Week, Oct. 5-9. Ride Week is an opportunity for everyone to try out an alternative commute such as biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling or riding a bus or train and win prizes for their efforts. Ventura County drivers Read More →

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VW’s actions smack of ethical blindness

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on VW’s actions smack of ethical blindness

Are profits and corporate values treated equally? Did Volkswagen compromise its core values? On its website the stated strategy that drives the company’s actions is: “We see high customer satisfaction as one of the key requirements for the company’s long-term success.” That would be a “yes” to the core values question. VW did emphasize profits Read More →

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