One reason owners take a vacation is to recharge and refocus for when they return to the business.
Home and condominium sales and prices picked up momentum during July throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
My maxim is that "if your business is not growing it is dying." Growing a business is a conscious decision made by the owner. I define growth as increasing top line revenue, adding the right kind of clients and increasing staff to sell and serve the expanded client base. To do this, the owner has to learn new things, do new things, and grow as a leader. The owner will have to learn how to ...
Most schools no longer have the resources or funding to teach financial literacy, including how to budget, save or set personal finance goals, but a recent Union Bank survey with Harris Interactive® reports that our nation's kids are hungry for information.
There is an intriguing book entitled "You're Not the Person I Hired." Janet Boydell, Barry Deutsch, and Brad Remillard have written a book specifically about how to avoid hiring mistakes. It is a worthwhile read.
New rules that went into effect recently give traditional buyers a chance to compete against cash-rich investors in the purchase of a home being sold via a short sale.
The four major sports leagues in America are all active at a crucial time of year. The National Football League has its teams in training camps and playing exhibition games, trying to determine which players to keep and which ones to release. The National Basketball Association is getting ready to open training camps in a few short weeks with many teams trying to finalize their rosters in the days ahead. The National Hockey League has ...
Job seekers and employers have a common goal. Job seekers want to connect with employment where they can use their skills and abilities and employers need to find new employees that are qualified to fill their job openings. Part of the challenge is that there is more to making the connection between employer and job seeker than just skills and abilities.
BB 1971, Clint Eastwood was a famous movie actor, just a few years removed from playing a supporting role on the television series "Rawhide."
Not surprisingly, home and condominium resale prices throughout the Santa Clarita Valley during June soared to the highest levels since 2008, while limited inventory, rising prices and higher interest rates yielded a decline in sales of single-family homes.
There is always plenty to be concerned about - high costs going higher; unexpected moves by the competition; uncertainty in the world that could inadvertently impact your business and your life.
Americans across the nation remember friends and family members who have served and sacrificed for their country and honor those who have given their lives in the defense of freedom and the principles we hold dear in this country.
Keeping up with changing technology, doing more with less, and not compromising quality can present daunting challenges for today's organizations.
Theodore Levitt, a professor at Harvard Business School, suggested that, "Differentiation is one of the most important strategic and tactical activities in which companies must constantly engage."
Owners selling their home through a short sale would be wise to obtain a letter from their lender that clearly endorses the transaction.
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.
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.
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.
What will the housing market look like in 2014?
Do you remember riding Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in Disneyland?
I have been in companies going through periods of "rightsizing" - also known as "layoffs," "terminations" or "firings."
Millions of people have seen the recent "I Quit" video which went viral with over 15 million hits:
I wasn't too happy to read about the closing of the Spectrum Health Club in The Signal but I was not surprised. For many months my wife and I had been discussing the likelihood of it happening.
"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death." Book of Revelations, chapter 28, verse 1.
What will the housing market look like in 2014?
Vince Lombardi spoke many years ago on a subject since known as "What It Takes to be Number One." It is about business, life and family.
Before hunting for a home or seeking a loan even people with perfect credit ratings need to check their credit reports for mistakes and, if necessary, get them fixed.
Does everyone at your company know what it takes to get a pay increase?
Hi. It's great to be back with The Mighty Signal. Hopefully you're glad to see me return. Now, on to today's legal drama.
It's the start of the final quarter of the calendar year. Your company is falling behind the plan you set at the beginning of the year and even though you revised the numbers at midyear, the company is still falling short.