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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


Get what you want in seven powerful steps

In my most recent columns we've covered issues about improving your business and marketing, but today let's start right at the beginning.

December 26, 2008 | By Maureen Stephenson | Business Columns


New Year’s resolutions for small businesses

It makes us, or it mars us, think on that,

December 26, 2008 | By Chris S. Jacobsen It’s the Law | Business Columns


The state budget and your LLC

As we all should be aware by now, the state of California finally has a budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. But have you had a chance to get into the details of how the state was able to raise revenues to cover its persistent budget deficit?

December 25, 2008 | By Chris S. Jacobsen It’s the Law | Business Columns


Reduce your property tax

It's that time of the year again - property tax time.

December 25, 2008 | By Lily Qian Falzone | Business Columns


Estate plan checkup

The beginning of the new year is an excellent time to sit down with a professional to review your entire estate plan, including your trust, will, power of attorney, health-care directive, community property agreement and other documents intended to make sure your assets and personal needs will be managed according to your wishes. If it's been longer than a year, you're probably overdue for an estate-planning checkup.

December 25, 2008 | By Randall D. Armour | Business Columns


‘Be greedy’, especially when others are fearful

So says Warren Buffet, the billion dollar investor, who is now buying US stocks. He said "A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful".

December 24, 2008 | By D. Frank Norton It’s Your Money | Business Columns


A better place in 2009?

The year 2008 was a difficult one for most businesses, many having to downsize for economic reasons. Downsizing in this case means cutting expenses, reducing payroll and eliminating clients that could no longer afford to pay for products and services.

December 24, 2008 | By Kenneth W. Keller | Business Columns


Some employees quit but still come to work

Terri Kabachnick is the founder of The Kabachnick Group a company focused on teaching service-oriented businesses how to develop customer loyalty through employees.

December 23, 2008 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Helpful strategies during a bear market

The past year has been a challenging one for investors and financial planners.

December 23, 2008 | By Jim Lentini | 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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