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BEWARE OF OVERHEAD CAM’S

Taking up from my last column, I’m talking with Jim, the owner of the traffic school, “Fun While Drinking and Driving,” about the lease he’s thinking of signing for his new location. We’ve already discussed 1) renewal periods – were there any, and at what rate; 2)...

BEFORE YOU SIGN THAT LEASE…

You might remember my last column: Jim, owner of the traffic school, Fun While Drinking and Driving, had come to see me about the lease for his new space. He was skeptical about the need to pay an attorney to review the document. So, I challenged him with eight issues...

OTHER QUESTIONS TENANTS SHOULD ASK

Jim came in to see me the other day. He was really excited. He was about to open his own comedy driving traffic school. He was going to name it “Fun While Drinking and Driving.” He even selected a location for the classes. He met with the landlord and agreed on a...

WHEN ONE A DAY ISN’T ENOUGH

Product-labeling plays a key role in how we make our buying choices. Some are merely catchy or present such a compelling culture that you are drawn in.  Slogans like Nike’s “Just Do It” or KFC’s “Finger Lickin’ Good” or Lays Potato Chips, “Betcha Can’t Eat Just One”...

WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS CERTIFICATION

In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 209, which became Article 1, Section 31 of the state’s constitution. Prop. 209 declares that the state, including its political subdivisions, “shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any...

PILATE, ENRON AND ANNALS OF HISTORY

So Pontius Pilate, the governor, went out to them and asked, “What is your charge against this man?” “We wouldn’t have handed him over to you if he weren’t a criminal,” they retorted. “Then, take him away and judge him by your own law,” Pilate told them. “Only the...