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2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Orange County Awards

Since 1986, EY has celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of men and women who have followed and achieved their dreams, changing […]

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Montage Hotels & ResortsAlan J. Fuerstman asked a lot of his team during the recession and got back even...

It seemed as if Alan J. Fuerstman could not have picked a worse time to open two new hotels. In […]

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Nature’s BestJim Beck helped Nature’s Best make a fresh start that set the company on a new...

This wasn’t the same company Jim Beck had joined right out of high school back in 1972. Beck had married […]

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Money MailerGary Mulloy took a good look at changes in store at Money Mailer and decided it was...

Gary Mulloy discovered a company in the midst of a major transformation when he became chairman and CEO of Money […]

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Insights

How to understand the elements that could make or break your next deal

Tax implications are an important factor to consider in the process of completing a business merger or acquisition. But problems can arise when you alter the path of a deal simply to avoid a particular change in the tax laws or take advantage of a law that will soon be phased out.

Why it makes good business sense for schools to earn their accreditation

A recent report by Bloomberg Businessweek found that the number of smaller business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — many of them based outside the U.S. — has skyrocketed in recent years.

How a few simple controls can make the difference in fraud prevention

By and far, the most pervasive fraud risks to companies are cybercrime and internal fraud, so it's important for companies to take steps to better protect themselves from these risks.

Why today’s workforce needs liberal arts educated critical thinkers

Critical thinking is a major component of business for innovation, product services, manufacturing processes, business models and more, which all create value for customers. As a matter of fact, in a survey conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, nearly all employer respondents said a demonstrated capacity for thinking critically is more important […]

How to consider what you’ll leave behind with a family-owned business

When you run a family business, you must make sure you’re considering the legacy you’ll leave behind for your children. That’s something Betty Uribe, Ed.D., Executive Vice President at California Bank & Trust, has firsthand experience with. She inherited a South American transportation business from her father, which she ran for several years from California […]