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Jim Lentini: Why consider in-service withdrawal?

Most investment options offered by company-sponsored retirement plans are designated for the accumulation phase of retirement, and not the income phase.

April 07, 2009 | James Lentini | Business Columns


Maureen Stephenson: Grab the low-hanging fruit on the sales branch

I like to call "referrals" the low-hanging fruit on the tree of sales because they are a reward for a job well done.

April 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Kenneth W. Keller: A lesson in responding to adversity

Have you heard story about the business owner who went home to visit her mother?

April 01, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Jim Lentini: Planning out your retirement income

Many Americans, especially those in the retirement red zone, are facing a new reality regarding their retirement. With most Americans experiencing declines in their 401(k) plans and retirement portfolios as a result of the capital market turmoil over the last several months, many ask, "What do I do now?"

March 31, 2009 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


Maureen Stephenson: Now’s the time to recession-proof your skill set

Now that all the debate about whether we're in a recession or not is over, it's time to keep business afloat.

March 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Michael S. Little: Protect your business from lawsuits in tough times

The headlines are everywhere. Corporate layoffs and downsizing have become commonplace among companies of all sizes and in varying industries. From Lehman Brothers to Coca-Cola to Borders, companies are adjusting to the declining financial market by cutting jobs.

March 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Randall D. Armour: Your options in naming a beneficiary of your IRA

Naming the correct beneficiary of an IRA allows the possibility of tax-deferred growth for decades and can turn even a modest IRA into millions of dollars for your spouse, children, grandchildren or other beneficiaries. Below, I will discuss the basic options available when choosing an IRA beneficiary.

March 26, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Kenneth Keller: Seven business questions you should be able to answer

As the owner of a business, are you ready to be asked and truthfully answer these questions when asked by an employee?

March 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Jim Lentini: Retirement and market volatility

For most investors, market volatility is a fact of life. Stock prices fluctuate from day to day, and markets ebb and flow over time along with the economy and business cycle.

March 24, 2009 | James Lentini | Business Columns


Maureen Stephenson: Fear: the great motivator

Fear is a great motivator. After all, it keeps us out of harm's way most of the time - but it can also paralyze you if you let it.

March 21, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Vanessa Soto Nellis: A ‘no-fault’ state beats the blame game

The California court form on which a party requests a divorce does not allow a spouse to indicate a specific reason for divorce, such as adultery, lying, addiction problems or unfaithfulness.

March 20, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Oscar Dominguez: Make your debt manageable in 2009

As it becomes more difficult for consumers to manage debt amid job losses and the downturn in the housing and financial markets, more and more Santa Clarita Valley residents may find themselves examining their finances in 2009.

March 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Kenneth W. Keller: Find the right fit for your skills and reduce stress

Find the right fit for your skills and get reduce stress

March 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Oscar Dominguez: Know, protect your credit score

In this competitive credit market, it's all the more important for Santa Clarita Valley residents to have a good credit score. Your credit score affects your candidacy for a loan and the interest rate and terms you receive on a loan. It could also make the difference between a landlord or homeowner choosing you as a tenant or an employer hiring you.

March 17, 2009 | By Oscar Dominguez SCV Voices | Business Columns


Maureen Stephenson: don't take no for an answer

No matter what you sell, you will inevitably face rejections and refusals, but learning to see "no" as valuable feedback can take your sales to a new level. Regardless of how often we hear "no," it's a tough thing to take.

March 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


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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


Ken Keller: Unmasking the mediocre company

Books like "Built to Last," "The Breakthrough Company," and "Good to Great" were written to help business people improve the companies they own, lead and run.

March 02, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Nancy Starczyk: Upbeat outlook for housing

The housing market in the Santa Clarita Valley started the New Year tentatively, yet encouraging news abounds as the traditional Spring home buying season approaches.

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


Ken Keller: Improving effectiveness

If you wonder why your sales people aren't more productive, aren't making enough presentations and are slow to close deals, it might not be the industry you are in, your location or the economy not cooperating.

February 23, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


John Milburn: Keeping SCV strong

According to the recent news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics the US economy added 113,000 jobs in January 2014 and, "…job gains occurred in construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, and mining…Employment in manufacturing increased in January (+21,000)…Manufacturing added an average of 7,000 jobs per month in 2013."

February 19, 2014 | By John Milburn Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Hubris is a disease that kills

Years ago a major manufacturer hired a research firm to conduct a survey of the cultural climate of the company.

February 16, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Nancy Starczyk: Information for buyers

Under the federal Ability-to-Repay rules that went into effect Jan. 10, lenders received guidelines on the type of financial information homebuyers must provide lenders when seeking a loan.

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


Ken Keller: Leaders set tone

Research suggests that employees do not leave because of the company they work for, but they quit because of their manager.

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


Pete Bellas: What’s the forecast?

What is our fascination with forecasts? Are they really helpful and how can we use them for planning purposes?

February 05, 2014 | By Pete Bellas Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Meet your objective in 2014

At the end of the first month of the year, are your objectives for 2014 being met? Have the results versus your goals left a gap? Are you worried that what happened or what didn't happen in January can spread to February? Or March?

February 01, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Move always forward, never backwards

In May, 1976 I had just finished what I first thought was my junior year of college. When I put a pencil to things, I discovered I was not 12 months away from graduation, but closer to two years.

January 26, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Joe Klocko: Criteria for business success

When you think of California do words like innovative, leading-edge and trendy come to mind? A place where new ideas first take root before they become woven into the very fabric of the national culture and industrial base before becoming recognized around the world as being uniquely "American". If so, you may be surprised to learn that in one area, the critical business process of selecting and hiring new employees, California is lagging behind the rest of the country.

January 22, 2014 | By Joe Klocko Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


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