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Cut Off the Checks -- America's Businesses Need Workers Jun. 17, 2021

Laura Hollis

Like a lot of other Americans, I have been shocked in recent weeks at the number of businesses that ... Read More

The Heartbreak and Effects of Filing for Bankruptcy Jun. 15, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: Please give me some pointers on bouncing back from bankruptcy. Will this have any effect ... Read More

Rebuilding Corporate Records When They Don't Exist Jun. 15, 2021

Succeeding in Your Business

"Two partners and I formed a media company in the 1990s that has turned out to be extremely successf... Read More

Self-employed People 'Cook the Books' Jun. 09, 2021

Social Security and You

Most of us work for wages, and there isn't much we can do to avoid paying Social Security taxes on t... Read More

What is WINO? Jun. 08, 2021

Dan Berger on Wine

Sonoma County, often called "the other wine country," is larger and more diverse than its better-kno... Read More

Converting Your Business Into a Nonprofit Jun. 08, 2021

Succeeding in Your Business

"My wife and I have been running a for-profit service business for the past 10 years. "We have recen... Read More

One Bad Hire After Another Jun. 03, 2021

At Work

Q: I started a new business and had to hire several employees for varying jobs before I really knew ... Read More

Your Dog Knows Better Than to Let the GOP 'Fix' Our Postal System Jun. 02, 2021

Jim Hightower

It was surprising when Donald Trump declared he would make fixing the U.S. Postal Service one of the... Read More

How Good Were They? Jun. 02, 2021

Classic Zig Ziglar

Most of us make the comment, "Things are not what they used to be — oh, for those "good ol' da... Read More

The Curse of the Million-Dollar Franchise Jun. 01, 2021

Succeeding in Your Business

"About 10 years ago, I bought a franchise that provides an essential service for building contractor... Read More

Should You Hire a Contract Manufacturer? May. 11, 2021

Succeeding in Your Business

"I'm a retired engineer who is spending his Golden Years designing new household products. "I've obt... Read More

Fried Eggs and Beer Apr. 09, 2021

Marc Dion

I am part of a small chain of three men, all of us riding out the pandemic, none of us particularly ... Read More

Biden's California Dream Apr. 07, 2021

John Stossel

I was surprised to read (in The Los Angeles Times) that the Biden administration's "role model for A... Read More

Get Off My Property! Mar. 24, 2021

John Stossel

Before dawn, dozens of union activists invaded a strawberry farm, shouting through bullhorns. This f... Read More

Notes on Narcissism Mar. 16, 2021

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Readers: The issue of dealing with a narcissist in the family struck a chord and prompted a num... Read More

How To Fire Unwanted Business Partners Jan. 28, 2021

At Work

Q: I am not an assertive person, but I always wanted to create and run a business. I told a close fr... Read More

High Time Elected Officials Forfeit Their Paychecks During Lockdowns Dec. 18, 2020

Adriana Cohen

We're "all in this together," or so we were told at the outset of the pandemic 10 months ago. This ... Read More

The Pitfalls of Client Referrals Dec. 08, 2020

Succeeding in Your Business

As a business owner, consultant or professional, you are always asked for referrals to other profess... Read More

What Shines Through Dec. 06, 2020

My So-Called Millennial Life

This week, a photograph in the paper shared a devastating, private moment: a daughter wiping away th... Read More