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Nancy Starczyk:New rules aim for safer loans

Federal rules that went into effect Friday, Jan. 10, provide homeowners and consumers shopping for a home mortgage new rights and greater protection from harmful lending practices, while also probably slowing the pace of home price increases and forging a stronger, more stable housing market.

January 15, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Should your business detoxify?

If you haven't noticed, the airways are filled with advertisements to join a gym to get into shape or to start a diet.

January 12, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Five Tips to Help You Save for a Rainy Day

While most financial experts agree that saving should be a part of every household budget, many Americans admit that they aren't prepared financially for life's unexpected challenges and emergencies.

January 08, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Fast start your 2014

Tomorrow is Monday, January 6, and people will be back to work. Hopefully, the company plan for 2014 has been nailed down and assignments to key result areas are known and responsibilities for achievement assigned.

January 05, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


The Art of Effective Employee Recruiting

Most individuals have read numerous articles on how to prepare for an interview as a job candidate. However, as an entrepreneur or hiring manager, how much time have you spent improving your skill set to effectively screen applicants and conduct interviews to optimize your potential to select the best candidate? If you're like most entrepreneurs or managers, your answer to that question with be somewhere between little and none.

January 02, 2014 | By Joe Klocko | Business Columns


Nancy Starczyk: Equity rebounds in 2013

Tens of thousands of owners who once again have equity in their homes have much to be grateful for as 2014 dawns.

January 01, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Joining the Best in 2014

As the year comes to a close, it is appropriate to look back and ask why some businesses have survived and others went by the wayside; and to understand why some businesses have done well.

December 30, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Ten Decisions for 2014

Most of the business owners I know are either finishing up a solid year and want to continue the good times into 2014, or they had a less than stellar year and want a different ending a year from now. Which is it for you?

December 30, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Voters may hold the key

If voters get their way the 30-year home loan will be here to stay, yet retention of what has been an invaluable tool in building the nation's middle class while opening home ownership to generations of citizens may now be more a function of politics than economics.

December 18, 2013 | By Bob Khalsa Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Helpful Questions at Year End

Business owners are busy this time of year but being asked to answer tough questions is an essential part of success. This list will start the process of evaluating how 2013 was for you and your business.

December 15, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Business Observations, 2013

Business owners and leaders often stray too close to a situation to see the entire picture. One of the responsibilities as a Trusted Advisor is to observe what is happening from a vantage point to provide a fresh perspective to clients that may not be otherwise noticed.

December 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Business Columns


Finish Your Race

One of my favorite books is "Unbroken," written by the same author who wrote "Seabiscuit," Laura Hillenbrand. The book is the story of Louie Zamperini, who ran at the age of 19 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics along side of Jessie Owens and Jackie Robinson.

December 01, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for the Business Owners | Business Columns


On Thanksgiving

This is the time of year when many businesses are slowing down, wrapping things up and getting ready for start of the New Year just ahead.

November 24, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


What is IT really?

The week of December 9 – 15th is Computer Science Education Week, observed each year, in recognition of the birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. She was a naval officer and a computer scientist who over 60 years ago conceptualized the idea of machine independent programming language that led to the development of COBOL one of the first modern programming languages.

November 15, 2013 | By Pete Bellas | Business Columns


Resale prices will rise in 2014

What will the housing market look like in 2014?

November 13, 2013 | By Bob Khalsa Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


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Carl Kanowsky:Cracking down on breaches

The blue/red strobe lights flashed against the sides of the seemingly quiet single family home in upscale Valencia.

April 16, 2014 | By Carl Kanowsky It's the law | Business Columns


Why the owner is a bad apple

Many people I know enjoy at least one television reality show that they will admit as being a guilty pleasure. Mine happens to be "Bar Rescue."

April 13, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Visiting 100 SCV Companies in a Week

Together, the SCV Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC), Valley Industrial Association (VIA) and the SCV Chamber of Commerce have set an achievable goal to visit with one hundred companies in May 2014.

April 11, 2014 | SCV Economic Development Corp. | Business Columns


Nancy Starczyk: Post-payment interest changes

In a dispute dating back more than a decade, the Federal Housing Administration on March 13 proposed eliminating a rule that has had sellers paying interest on a loan for days or weeks after the principal had been paid in full.

April 09, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk | Business Columns


The magic of the report card

It is Spring break; time off from school for students of all ages. This time of year is when students bring home progress reports from school and conversations are held at home about grades earned in the classroom.

April 06, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Janice France-Pettit: Business loan tips

Union Bank recently announced the results of its annual Small Business Economic Survey, reporting that an increasing number of respondents believe the small business climate will continue to improve in the next two years.

April 02, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Why you need “A” players in the job market

In my opinion, companies that under-perform almost always lack enough "A" players to become a breakthrough organization.

March 30, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Nancy Starczyk: Flood insurance problems

The United States Senate recently approved the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, the next to final step needed to restrain rising flood insurance premiums that delayed or killed an estimated 40,000 home sales nationwide.

March 26, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Attracting jobs to the SCV

In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, $200,000 has been made available to support an Industry Cluster Attraction Incentive (ICAI). The goal of ICAI is to attract new businesses to the Santa Clarita Valley in targeted industries. These industries include Aerospace & Defense, Medical Devices & Biotech, Manufacturing, Digital Media & Entertainment, and Information Technology.

March 24, 2014 | By Holly Schroeder President & CEO, Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Why some business owners underperform

In sports, winning is clearly defined. In order to win, the performance gap has to close between potential and results.

March 22, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Carl Kanowsky: Teens, booze and liability

You and your wife decide, after much heated discussion, to let your eighteen year-old, Mary, have a graduation party at your home for 25 kids. You figure one concession and she should be happy.

March 19, 2014 | By Carl Kanowsky It's the law | Business Columns


Nancy Starczyk: Insurance rates may roll back

The likelihood that devastating increases in flood insurance rates will be reversed improved dramatically with passage of a reform measure on March 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives on a surprisingly bipartisan vote.

March 12, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Nancy Starczyk: Insurance rates may roll back

The likelihood that devastating increases in flood insurance rates will be reversed improved dramatically with passage of a reform measure on March 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives on a surprisingly bipartisan vote.

March 12, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


The Bank of Bad Habits

"… One by one

March 09, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Paula Hodge: Google transformation

Do you remember when Google was just a cool and reliable Internet search engine? PC Magazine recognized the company as the search engine of choice in the top 100 Web Sites for 1998.

March 05, 2014 | By Paula Hodge Business Corner | Business Columns


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