Quiz: If a company does what is detailed in the following quote, are its workers employees or independent contractors?
This is the time of year when many businesses are reviewing, refocusing and planning for the New Year.
A new era for real estate dawns on the Internet Thursday, Oct. 23, as registration begins for a unique top-level domain name: .Realtor.
I have a client that takes deep pride on its "company culture."
Learning to drive and buying a car can be an exciting time, especially for teenage drivers, and it's an important step toward adulthood. While it may offer a sense of freedom and pride, it can also provide valuable lessons in responsibility and financial planning. The following tips may help teens become financially prepared for their first car purchase.
The 30th annual Home & Business Expo opens this Friday on Town Center Drive outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel on Oct. 18.
Some years back, one of my clients shared with his fellow Strategic Advisory Board members that "In order to be successful, we all have to deal with four things: our people, our processes, effective execution and addressing the issues that growth brings."
Foreign buyers represent about 6.3 percent of home sales throughout the United States, yet interest from wealthy Chinese buyers has surged in the past year and is expected to intensify further.
As much as every employer wants every employee to be fully engaged while on the job; working hard every single minute while on the clock, it just won't happen.
Manufacturing careers in California make up a large percentage of the jobs available in the state. In fact, the state is home to more than 11 percent of all manufacturing jobs in the entire Unites States.
One of the worst places any golfer wants to end up is in a sand trap. A good golfer may relish the challenge and usually makes quick work of getting out of trouble but an amateur can quickly and easily run up their stroke count unless they have spent time practicing and using a strategy to get the ball to a better lie.
A new program to be rolled out in early October is expected to open home ownership to moderate-income buyers while reducing the impact of the Federal Housing Administration's high annual mortgage insurance premiums.
Fall symbolizes the coming to a close of the year.
I've noticed that one of the qualities of top leaders is their ability to ask the right questions in the right manner at the right time.
Keeping retirement on track-or retiring at all-is much more difficult today for home owners, especially as too few own their home outright and too many have too much debt.
When was the last time you had a conversation with your weakest link, your lowest-performing direct report; the individual not doing what you want them to do?
When does "Yes" mean, "Yeah, let's do the deal?" When does "Yes" mean, "Yes, I'm interested, let's talk further?" And when does "Yes" mean, "Yes, I believe you are a real jerk and I never want to see you again?"
Success in 2015 will be determined by how effectively the leader executes against their plan. At the end of the year, the only question that will matter is: "were the goals achieved?"
Even California, with its higher home prices and greater demand than much of the rest of the nation, is poised for a return of the first-time home buyer, with more than a few analysts saying 2015 may see the full recovery of the housing market.
Early on in my career I had the pleasure of working in a fast growing corporation that doubled its revenue to a billion dollars in six years.
This is the first full week of the New Year and if you are like most individuals, you are going to have a better year than last year, because you have taken time to carefully consider what you want to accomplish.
When it comes to housing, or most anything, the generation of Americans born between 1946 and 1964 sets trends, makes or breaks businesses and drives markets. And "baby boomers" still love owning a home.
1. The economy no longer matters to me; we are going to grow revenue in 2015 regardless of any external obstacles.
If you're looking to grow your business in the face of a stronger economy, chances are that most of you will be considering increasing at least part of your staff with contingent workers.
A client of mine hired a long lost relative and placed him in management. For the sake of confidentiality, let's call this gentleman Steve.
In a move intended to expand credit for qualified buyers with little cash, first-time buyers of single-family homes now can qualify for loans with down payments as low as 3 percent.
Almost everyone looks back at their career at some point. The good times are remembered, the tough times are recalled, and the things learned that might apply to what they are doing at the moment surface.
Captain Steven Hiller is piloting the alien craft toward the mother ship, when suddenly he loses control of the spacecraft.
Research conducted by The CEO Project suggests that the individuals who lead companies should spend their time very differently than how most are currently spending it.
By the time you read this, Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday will have passed.