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Ken Keller: What is it that you believe in?

In the course of working with business owners and leaders, I have observed that the organizations that are the most successful over the long run are the ones that have a strong focus.

February 24, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain food for business owners | Business Columns


Bob Khalsa: Open letter to lawmakers regarding mortgage deduction

Fiddling with the mortgage interest deduction to balance the nation's books would impact much of the nation, yet eliminating it or even limiting it would have a particularly destructive impact on California's high-cost housing market and the state's budding economic recovery.

February 14, 2013 | By Bob Khalsa | Business Columns


Ken Keller: It’s very easy for a business to make trust disappear

A Gallup research study conducted and released in late 2012 found that only 21 percent of American adults surveyed found business executives high or very high in honesty and ethics.

February 10, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


John Milburn: Management by agreement: the other ‘MBA’

It is generally agreed that being an effective manager involves taking calculated risks.

February 06, 2013 | John Milburn Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Real labor shortage stems from problem employees

There are many people out of work that want a job. The government says that the unemployment rate is falling as the economy grows and organizations add to payrolls.

February 03, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


There are new rules for home mortgage borrowers

In an attempt to put the "service" back in mortgage servicing, new rules have been devised that are intended to make it easier for borrowers facing financial stress to quickly learn about alternatives to foreclosure, speak directly to the loan servicer, and get errors fixed when there's been a mistake.

January 31, 2013 | Bob Khalsa Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Weeding out the disengaged

These individuals show up every day, are present physically but not always mentally for the required period of time, and leave at the end of the day, not having accomplished much at all.

January 27, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


What makes America strong

So, a few weeks ago, did you notice that barely perceptible stirring in the air? A surge of genuine ecstasy?

January 25, 2013 | Carl Kanowsky It's the law | Business Columns


Marketing trends for 2013

First the good news: Budgets, particularly public relations budgets, are projected to increase for 2013, mobile social media will continue to rise as consumers' vehicle of choice, strategic focus on content marketing will continue to build, and unprecedented volumes of data on client profiles and buying habits will continue to build challenging even the most experienced marketer. The bad news: how to use all this newfound knowledge to your advantage.

January 24, 2013 | By Teresa Todd | Business Columns


Bridging the Skills Gap

One of the challenges that jobseekers may face when trying to find employment or re-employment is having out of date skills, or a gap, in their employment history.

January 23, 2013 | Keri Aaver Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Bob Khalsa: Internet primary research tool for most home buyers

Modern real estate consumers have the world at their fingers via the Internet, yet a new study stresses the importance of "local" search terms and websites.

January 17, 2013 | Bob Khalsa Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


My New Year’s wish list

The dust has settled from the Holidays and now everyone is back to work.

January 13, 2013 | Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Steven Tannehill: Part II - Do You Have What it Takes to Start a Small Business?

In Part I of this article I covered the basic ingredients in deciding if you are ready to start a small business – having entrepreneurial drive and vision, identifying market opportunities, and developing a solid business plan. In this part I'll touch on the basic ingredients needed to get your small business off the ground.

January 09, 2013 | Gilbert H. Snow | Business Columns


Janice France-Pettit: Saving for college

Saving for a college education is an investment for the future, whether it is for your child, your spouse or yourself.

January 08, 2013 | Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Ken Keller: The most success comes from a team effort

Ten years ago, Patrick Lencioni published The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. I continue to recommend it to business owners and leaders for building teams focused on execution and results.

January 06, 2013 | Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


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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


Ken Keller: Lists you need to make

I don't do it as often as I should, but one of my favorite tools is asking thought-provoking questions of my clients.

April 27, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


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