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Kenneth W. Keller: Good employees are highly valuable

Jack Welch, the former head of GE, co-writes a weekly column for Business Week magazine. Sometimes the "Dear Abby" format is used, when someone sends in a question and Welch, together with his wife Suzy, provides answers and thought-provoking perspective.

January 14, 2009 | By Kenneth W. Keller | Business Columns


Jim Lentini: Retirement planning challenges seniors

Today Americans are living longer and more vivacious lives.

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Oscar Dominguez: Expense management can help save small businesses

Our small business bankers, like those at other banks, are hearing two main concerns from customers these days: They want to know what it takes to obtain loans, and they want help managing expenses and cash flow.

January 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Teresa Todd: Auto dealers hoping things will get better

As most business owners are acutely aware, 2008 witnessed unprecedented freefall dips in the global economy.

January 09, 2009 | Teresa Todd | Business Columns


Kevin Yeam: Know your insurance rights

One of the biggest myths offered by the California insurance industry to justify its eliminating your legal right is the need to control the "litigation explosion" under which we are supposedly burdened. It is simply not true.

January 09, 2009 | By Kevin Yeam | Business Columns


Jim Lentini: Health care financing

If you are concerned about the rising cost of health care and what its escalating cost will do to your retirement plans, you are not alone.

January 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Don’t make common retirement mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. If we are smart, we can learn from our mistakes. With luck, we can learn from other people's mistakes too. In the current financial problems affecting our retirement assets, and our hesitancy to be in the market, following are some common pitfalls to avoid with your retirement savings plan at work.

January 05, 2009 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


You can rise above natural disasters

Floods, droughts, hurricanes, severe storms, landslides, ice, snow and wildfires are all natural disasters that can cause devastation when it comes to your business. What do you do if your business is destroyed by a natural disaster? Who do you turn to? How can you prepare now to prevent hardship later?

January 02, 2009 | By Maureen Stephenson | Business Columns


April E. Oliver: Family court mediation services

California's Family Code requires that when there are contested custody or visitation issues regarding minor children, the parties must attempt to resolve their disputes through mediation before going to court to litigate the issue.

January 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Seek a ‘fair’ solution

On many playgrounds, you will often hear the phrase "that's not fair." Those three words also have a huge impact in dispute resolution. That is because the principle of fairness is often overlooked.

January 01, 2009 | By Steven G. Mehta It’s the Law | Business Columns


Kenneth W. Keller: A few year-end thoughts on business

My normal column provides practical advice and counsel to those in business, but there are occasions when it is important to stop and take a broader, more personal look at the world of work.

December 31, 2008 | by Kenneth W. Keller | Business Columns


Eight lessons to learn from Costco

Twenty-five years ago, Costco opened its first warehouse store. At that time in the retail industry, selling annual memberships for the privilege of buying things was almost unheard of. The company has since grown to 544 locations in seven countries, employing 142,000 people and has annual revenue of $72.5 billion.

December 30, 2008 | By Kenneth W. Keller | Business Columns


Jim Lentini: Pay yourself first in the new year

I do believe most of us are ready for 2008 to end and see some better New Year's resolutions in 2009, especially from our financial markets. Everyone I know is tired of seeing their 401(k) plan look like a 201(k).

December 30, 2008 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


Ensuring that you can retire

An increasing number of Americans believe that a comfortable retirement may be beyond their reach.

December 29, 2008 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


Michael Green: Year-end planning strategies

As we approach year-end, there's still time to take action to lower your 2008 tax bill and add to your tax-advantaged retirement accounts. Listed below are a few ideas to get you started. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

December 27, 2008 | By Michael Green | Business Columns


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Joe Klocko: Finding the ideal employee

Now that I have your interest, I'll try to let you down gently.

July 09, 2014 | By Joe Klocko Business Matters | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Advice for a better second half

Last week marked the end of the first half of the calendar year. It seems like January was just last week.

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


Janice France-Pettit: Tips for growing a family

Starting or growing a family can be an exciting milestone in one's life. But as most experienced parents will tell you, your priorities are likely to change, and along with these changes come new expenses and responsibilities,

June 25, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Advice given, heard and ignored

Being a trusted advisor is a place of honor. When you reach a certain stage in life, you are compensated not for what you do but for what you know.

June 22, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Nancy Starczyk: Student debt hurts housing

With student loan debt nationwide at an estimated $1.2 trillion, homeownership for many recent and past graduates is a distant dream.

June 18, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


The conversation you really need to have

Throughout the years at the Advisory Board meetings I facilitate, I've heard a fair amount of laughter and grumbling from the business people who participate.

June 14, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Carl Kanowsky: Employees moving could cost you

Jim, president of the top local IT company, came by the other day. He was not happy. He'd just been served with a complaint, alleging that he'd breached a new employee's contract, had wrongfully terminated her, and was guilty of breach of promissory estoppel (whatever that is?).

June 11, 2014 | By Carl Kanowsky It's the law | Business Columns


Profitability Matters, but Not To Everyone

The bottom line, the profitability of a company, should matter to every employee but many owners tend to keep this information private. Owners then complain when profits are thin.

June 09, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Hilltop Homes Preferred by Luxury Buyers

Even in a state with hundreds of miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, luxury home buyers in California preferred hilltop homes over ocean-front properties by a margin of four to one.

June 03, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk | Business Columns


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