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Are you relying on the wrong advice?

Most small business owners are hard-working individuals that are so busy trying to make a living that they don’t have time for the seemingly unnecessary peripheral issues. They often leave issues of...

 

District teachers speak out

The Tehachapi Association of Teachers and the Tehachapi Unified School District have been in contract negotiations for the current school year for many months. Negotiations continue and the Teachers Association hopes for a fair settlement. At the...

 

Golden Hills CSD Update

With a lengthy agenda the Golden Hills Community Services District Jan. 19 meeting was called to order for open session at 6 p.m. The meeting began with financial reports presented to the Board and the public. It was ascertained that the district is...

 

Introducing Jenni Richard, local travel agent

"We are so fortunate to have an educated and experienced local travel agent now", that's what people in Tehachapi are saying about Jenni Richard, the owner of Travel by Jenni. Jenni opened up her...

 

2016 tax items you need to be aware of

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Let’s begin with changes under Obamacare. The Internal Revenue Service has 5 tax forms as part of your federal tax return. Some of you will receive a Form 1095 (do not throw this away, we will need the information to...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

At the Jan. 17 City Council meeting, Development Services Director Jay Schlosser again addressed the issue of the delayed completion of the road work that began on Valley Blvd. last May. Weather and s...

 

Supervisor Zack Scrivner elected 2017 Chairman of Kern County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Zack Scrivner announced that he was elected to serve as Chairman of the Kern County Board of Supervisors for 2017. "I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Kern County Board of...

 

County fire staffing plan keeps Stallion Spring safe

With the County still in a declared fiscal emergency, overtime costs are eating the fire budget alive and must be addressed. That’s why the Kern County Fire Chief is reducing staffing from...

 

Key traits of successful entrepreneurs

I was just thinking about what I need to do to get my business to the next level this year and thought I’d share with you what I’m telling myself. I’ve realized that as small business owners...

 

Make 2017 your best year yet

Here we are at the beginning of the New Year. I was just reflecting on the past year, thinking of all of the good things that were accomplished, and now, as I prepare for 2017, I’m thinking of all t...

 

What you measure is what you get done

It’s late December and now is the perfect time to reflect back on the past year. Ask yourself, how did you do? What could you have done better and what turned out better than you had planned? Was...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

Updated permit fees approved by City Council In April of 2015 the City Council approved a Services (user) Fee Study from Capital Accounting Partners of Sacramento and the development of a Full Cost...

 

New name, new business, same great service!

Darin Lewis of Tehachapi Floor Covering may be new to Tehachapi, but he certainly is not new to flooring. He has moved his entire Bakersfield business here, and is changing the name from AD&D...

 

Keep more of what you have earned

It is now the fourth quarter of the year, how are you doing? This is the time of year that it makes sense to look back and review your company's performance. Why now? Well, you still have time to...

 

Bar Double J Supplies tack shop 'hands over the reins'

Vikki Montegna and her family took over the tack business as of Nov. 1. Former owners Jill Nelson, her husband, John, and friend Al Anders, said it has been a fun six years. "We started selling new...

 

Main Street grant program

At the Nov. 7 City Council meeting, Main Street Tehachapi President Scott Hammer presented Main Street's new Facade Grant Program. He informed the council that the primary focus of Main Street is the...

 

Kiwanis learns about old cars

Antique cars are at least 75 years old, but classic cars are special because fewer of them were made. This is one of the things Kiwanis members learned from Harold Cox when he spoke at their recent...

 

Sustainable water supply?

I was really excited to see most of the Tehachapi City Council candidates list water issues and aging infrastructure among their top concerns. TCCWD just turned 50, and you can bet 50-year-old pipes pumping water up the mountain under pressure is...

 

Business success

You need to have the right mindset to be successful, and it all starts with focus. Many small business owners get off to a great start and then quickly reach a plateau where they quit growing. The...

 

Deeds and other Title Documents in California

Third in a series on Deeds (From CALDA, California Association of Legal Document Assistants) Deed of Trust A Deed of Trust is utilized by a borrower (trustor) to convey “bare legal” title to the subject property to a neutral party (trustee), in...

 

What About Taxes

Whether you are starting a business or have been in business for some time, what do you do about taxes? There are strict tax laws in the United States that make this is an important question, but...

 

Are You Ready to Open Your Business?

If you’re like one of the thousands of employees in the oil industry who have been laid off, the big decision you face is what you want to do next. Sometimes, losing a full-time job is the perfect...

 

Types of risk – Part 2

Social risk Social risk refers to the possibility that a segment of society will institute boycotts, litigation, publicity campaigns, or lobbying efforts against a company due to its social policy or...

 

Helping Clients With Their Future Success

The Loop Newspaper: Jay, what motivates you in your role as a business advisor? It all starts with my fundamental belief that the average, hardworking American business owner doesn’t get a fair...

 

Big Dreams

Do you have dreams bigger than your obstacles? There are a lot of people who hope their dreams will come true, but they don’t have an opportunity big enough to achieve their dreams. Owning your own...

 

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