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Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support

By   /  Friday, May 19th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Small Business Week than to provide a report on the state of entrepreneurship in our region. The good news is that a spirit of innovation continues to spark new startups, with much activity coming from business plan competitions and new workspaces like Impact Hub, the Read More →

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Regulations causing employers to flee the state

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Regulations causing employers to flee the state

By Jonathan Fraser Light I have a running sick joke with one of my insurance broker clients. Every month he tells me how many of his clients have left the state because they can’t stand to run a business here. Others of my employer clients are leaving when they can. Meat packers, computer chip component Read More →

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How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By Sumantra Sengupta Just prior to joining academia, I had the pleasure of serving as the interim group president for a multinational agriculture farming, processing and trading company for three years. With physical operations in 10 countries and commercial operations in 36, the company had a workforce numbering more than 2,000 people and crossing many Read More →

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Our view: Ventura County students on path to attend college

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Ventura County students on path to attend college

Ventura County has taken a big step forward when it comes to math and science education with the P-20 Council, a business-education group, forming better connections between public education and the private sector. Those connections include a new program aimed at identifying strong students in STEM fields and providing them with the support they need Read More →

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Our view: Towbes, Morton, Lacayo were rare type of leaders

By   /  Friday, May 5th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Towbes, Morton, Lacayo were rare type of leaders

In the normal course of business relationships, men and women build companies or lead nonprofits and then retire to leave the operations to a new generation or a new team. More rare is the circumstance where leaders are so committed to an enterprise or so intrinsically identified with their organization that they stay at the Read More →

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Managing needs of four-generation workforce challenging

By   /  Friday, May 5th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Managing needs of four-generation workforce challenging

By Mark Riley A seismic shift is underway in today’s workplace. Two massive generations — the Baby Boomers and the millennials — with two very different sets of needs and expectations are testing the abilities of even the most adroit human resources department. This is true along the Central Coast, the rest of California and Read More →

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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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