Proven Skills for Effective Leaders
Business & Law / Community & Society

Proven Skills for Effective Leaders

By Jonathan Ziegert Imagine that you are at a hospital seeking treatment for a serious ailment, and your doctor makes a diagnosis based on gut feeling, tangential experiences and information gleaned from vendors’ promotional materials. Surely you would prefer your doctor to instead make a diagnosis based on up-to-date independent research, clinical trials and information … Continue reading

Self-Employed Small Biz Owners Can Help Reduce $345 Billion Tax Gap
Business & Law / Community & Society

Self-Employed Small Biz Owners Can Help Reduce $345 Billion Tax Gap

About $345 billion in owed taxes goes unpaid each year, according to the IRS. A large part of this shortfall, about 68 percent of it, can be attributed to self-employed small business owners, who are less compliant than wage-earning employees in reporting and paying their taxes. The self-employed small business owners don’t draw wages from … Continue reading

Put Undergraduates to Work, for Their Own Good
Business & Law / Community & Society / Opinion

Put Undergraduates to Work, for Their Own Good

By John A. Fry Despite an improving economy, eager and talented new college graduates are still encountering significant difficulty in securing jobs. The fallout has landed squarely on colleges. Parents are demanding higher returns for the significant investment in their children’s education, and the government is backing them by increasing its efforts to collect and … Continue reading

We Are All Entrepreneurs: It’s A Mindset, Not A Business Model
Business & Law / Opinion

We Are All Entrepreneurs: It’s A Mindset, Not A Business Model

By Donna De Carolis My bet is that if you ask anyone on the street to describe the term “entrepreneur,” they will tell you that it is someone who starts a business.  If you ask them to describe some characteristics of an entrepreneur, they will throw out terms like “visionary,” “leader,” and, possibly, “hero;” they … Continue reading

Sacramento Region Needs to Start Investing in its Young Professionals
Business & Law / Community & Society / Opinion

Sacramento Region Needs to Start Investing in its Young Professionals

By Sandra Kirschenmann When I was young and just out of college, my generation of young professionals selected a career, decided on what company we wanted to work for and went to live wherever that company offered us a job. That first “job” for me, born and raised in Sacramento, was the U.S. Army. My … Continue reading

Hercules: A Survivor of Animal Cruelty Inspires Community Partnerships
Community & Society

Hercules: A Survivor of Animal Cruelty Inspires Community Partnerships

A little over a year ago, Hercules was found severely burned in a North Philadelphia neighborhood. He was the fifth dog/cat in four weeks to be set on fire. Unlike the others, Hercules survived thanks to treatments by a team of experts from the Animal Alliance of New Jersey and Crown Veterinary Specialists. One of … Continue reading

Tweeting All the Way to the NYSE, Will Twitter’s Shares Continue to Rise?
Business & Law / Experts

Tweeting All the Way to the NYSE, Will Twitter’s Shares Continue to Rise?

Twitter Inc. made its trading debut at the New York Stock Exchange with a $1.82 billion share sale that made it the second largest Internet IPO in the world, relegating Google Inc.’s stock market debut in 2004 to third place. But will the performance continue now that the social media company’s options launched on U.S. … Continue reading