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Ken Keller: Here are the vitamins a leader must distribute

Looking back on those individuals who were my bosses, a clear distinction comes to mind.

April 07, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Holly Schroeder: New homes benefit more than just buyers and builder

The only people who benefit when a house is built are the family members who get to live there, and the builder who constructed and sold the home, right?

April 04, 2013 | By Holly Schroeder | Business Columns


Steven Tannehill: What do businesses want anyway? Part I

This column is part one of a two-part column.

April 03, 2013 | By Steven Tannehill Entrepreneur’s corner | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Lessons to be learned from lack of feedback

In 1970 I started my first official job. I worked nine hours a week at a small grocery store. For the next two years I grossed $11.25 a week.

March 31, 2013 | Ken Keller Brain food for business owners | Business Columns


Bob Khalsa: Prices, sales rise as SCV’s housing market continues its recovery

The residential housing resale market in the Santa Clarita Valley continued to recover during February, with sales and prices up to their highest levels in years.

March 28, 2013 | Bob Khalsa Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Getting crystal clear about your business

There is a terrific exchange in the courtroom drama "A Few Good Men." Colonel Jessup, played by Jack Nicolson, turns from being a witness in a court martial to being the prosecutor when he asks Lieutenant Kaffee, played by Tom Cruise: "Have you ever spent time in an infantry unit, son?"

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


Disaster recovery — is your business prepared?

Is your business prepared for a disaster? While it is not something any of us like to think about, businesses should have a disaster plan in place.

March 22, 2013 | Marianne Cederlind Mission Valley Bank | Business Columns


Joe Klocko: The conundrum: supply and demand, wages and the skills gap

Most people understand the basic economic principle of supply and demand and incorporate it into their daily decisions. They may not do it consciously, but economic decisions are made every day by each and every one of us.

March 20, 2013 | Joe Klocko Entrepreneur’s Corner | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Learning from the Pumpkin Patch

Last week I provided the Pyramid of Business Success, a nine layered structure. Layer seven was the Growth Plan.

March 17, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Bob Khalsa: State’s pending sales at four-year high, share of distressed sales drops

The recent rise of pending home sales to the highest level in nearly four years supports experts who believe California's home resale market will achieve full bloom this spring.

March 14, 2013 | Bob Khalsa Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Ken Keller: The Pyramid of Business Success

I've long admired Coach John Wooden's "Pyramid of Success." In business, whatever blueprint, instructional manual or paint by number kit being used before the enterprise launches is quickly tossed aside once the doors open. After that, it becomes a freelance-thing or a free for all, for those lacking mentors, a Sherpa or the time to figure it out.

March 10, 2013 | Ken Keller | Business Columns


Peter Bellas: Now that we’ve been forecasted

Once again we are upon the season of forecasts. A quick perusal of any investment website will turn up some very rosy and optimistic forecasts for the coming year and a least a few doom and gloom predictions.

March 06, 2013 | Peter Bellas Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Keeping yourself motivated

One challenge of being a business owner or holding a position of leadership is keeping motivated.

March 03, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Bob Khalsa: Real Estate Talk

January is typically a dormant time of year for the residential real estate market in the Santa Clarita Valley, yet this market recovery is so unusual that no one was surprised when statistics showed January posted the highest sales total for the month in six years.

March 01, 2013 | By Bob Khalsa Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Buying distressed properties

Real estate development during the Great Recession has proven to be a very challenging endeavor. Even seasoned professionals have found themselves struggling to service debt on projects that are producing monthly net negative cash flows.

February 26, 2013 | By Darcey Oldhafer | Business Columns


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Ken Keller: Are you having fun?

I've always liked watching team sports. Sometimes you don't even have to be watching a game to know how things are going. You simply have to listen. You can hear the winners.

June 01, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Kari Aaver: Employment resources

Not yet using LinkedIn to help you find qualified professionals? You should be.

May 28, 2014 | By Kari Aaver Business Column | Business Columns


Ken Keller: My trees, your people and lessons learned

When we moved into our home, a row of six tall and bushy pine trees provided ample shade and privacy for our back yard.

May 25, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Why employees leave for greener pastures

Forbes reported that millions of employed Americans are switching employers each month.

May 18, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Janice France-Pettit: Financial spring cleaning

Spring is here and many of us are busy cleaning out closets and dusting the cobwebs that may have accumulated during the winter. While you are taking on spring cleaning projects, consider taking a fresh look at your finances.

May 14, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Time to revisit your pricing

If there is one thing that makes me angry, it is the statement stuffed into my cable television bill telling me that the price I have to pay has gone up.

May 12, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Ken Keller: We should all be so lucky

This past week I watched Brian Tracy's video "Success is a Journey" a total of five times as I facilitated client orientations.

May 03, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Janice France-Pettit:Use your tax refund wisely

If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.

April 30, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


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