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Help is available for small business owners

By   /  Friday, September 15th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Help is available for small business owners

By Brian Gabler and Bruce Stenslie More than 23,000 businesses operate in Ventura County — three quarters of which have 10 employees or less. There are another 20,000 to 30,000 sole proprietors. Anyone who runs his or her own business knows that it can be a daunting task. Business owners often do very well at Read More →

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Managers need to develop social capital

By   /  Friday, September 15th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Managers need to develop social capital

By Kapp Johnson You might be well aware of John Donne’s poem “No Man is an Island.” Written in 1674, it was not originally a poem but prose. It speaks profoundly of what we might call social capital today. The poem speaks beyond networking to a depth of relationships that are more than instrumental. In Read More →

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Puente Power Project needed and should be approved

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Puente Power Project needed and should be approved

By David Grau NRG Energy is proposing to build a new power plant at its existing Mandalay Generating Station on Harbor Boulevard at the beach. The plan, called the Puente Power Project, calls for the new plant to replace two existing facilities that are required by state law to discontinue by 2020. This proposal will Read More →

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Involve your children in philanthropy

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Involve your children in philanthropy

By Mike Feldman Over the next few decades, an estimated $30 trillion is expected to pass from baby boomers to their heirs in the biggest wealth transfer in history. Unfortunately, most family wealth is earned and lost within three generations. Engaging the younger generations in philanthropic efforts is one way to prepare them for future Read More →

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Liberal arts education good for entrepreneurs

By   /  Friday, September 1st, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Liberal arts education good for entrepreneurs

By Mike Panesis Question: What’s the one question a liberal arts university graduate needs to know? Answer: Do you want fries with that? When you’re the butt of jokes, you hear them all. The public concludes that a liberal arts education is useless without truly understanding it. So, let’s first reflect on its true purpose Read More →

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Vacations good for employees and employers

By   /  Friday, August 25th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Vacations good for employees and employers

By Jonathan Fraser Light As we near Labor Day, it is important to remember that vacations for employees are a good idea. We all need to re-charge our batteries. Western Europe has it figured it out; employees receive several weeks off a year and companies don’t even bother to try to get much commerce done Read More →

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Align employees with your company culture

By   /  Friday, August 18th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Align employees with your company culture

By Sumantra Sengupta Over the years, I have had the pleasure of serving a range of organizations from cool startups to the Fortune 100 global giants. Very little of what I learned in business school prepared me for the various mental machinations that I had to perform to align and succeed in these different environments. Read More →

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