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The Rewards of Sharing Your Expertise to Help your Industry's Community

 “Sharing is caring” even in the business world and being generous with your talents is a win/win situation when you make the effort to give back to the community within your industry. Have you considered all the benefits for your business?

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Look over Last Year's Google Analytics to Plan This Year's Website
As you are setting business goals for the rest of the year, don’t forget to set goals for your website. Pull up your Analytics and social media stats to get a feel for what worked in 2019 and what ... Read Original Article
Setting New Year's Goals that Really Matter to You
Everyone is talking about reviewing the past year and planning for the new year. No doubt you are doing the same for your business. Let’s play devil’s advocate and challenge the goals you may be ... Read Original Article
It's Way Past Time to Address your Email Address
Occasionally I’ll come in contact with someone in the cyber world who absolutely shocks me. OK, "occasionally" is putting it lightly. If I send an email asking about the details of a professional ... Read Original Article
Pick the Low-Hanging Fruit when Marketing Your Business
With the end of the year careening towards us, regrets from the past months and goals for the coming months fight for mind-space. Yes, make the big plans for 2020, but to stave off next December’s ... Read Original Article
Don't Neglect these New Year's Resolutions for Every Website
Launching a new website in the new year? Then these are the first basic steps to take. (And if you already have a site, check to see that you’ve done these. We all know New Year’s Resolutions ... Read Original Article
Don't Neglect these New Year's Resolutions for Every Website
Launching a new website in the new year? Then these are the first basic steps to take. (And if you already have a site, check to see that you’ve done these. We all know New Year’s Resolutions ... Read Original Article
Pay attention to how your use clause is written in your lease.  If you don’t, it could come back to haunt you and cost you in many ways.  Although all tenants need to pay attention to this and make sure the use clause is written correctly, retail tenants need to do this the most.  Imagine you are a retail tenant and you sell a food item, for instance, coffee, as part of your menu.  How do you make sure you always have the right to sell coffee under the terms of your lease?  It’s not as simple as it sounds.  And what if you don’t want other tenants to have the right to sell coffee?  This is where the exclusive use clause comes in. It is my opinion that a tenant should have a broad use clause.  Example:  “Tenant shall have the right to sell food products”.  That way, the tenant has the right to pretty much sell any type of food product.  But for a landlord, it would be better to limit the use clause to something like “ Tenant shall only have the right to sell coffee and coffee-related drinks”.   In practice, savvy landlords and tenants end up writing the use clause somewhere in between the aforementioned two options. The exclusive use clause is different than the usual use clause and adds to it in that it should prohibit or severely limit another tenant from selling your main product.  But again, how the exclusive clause is written is of paramount importance.  Example:  “Tenant shall have the exclusive right to sell coffee at the Project” and it might add “except for up to 10% of another’s tenant’s gross income” or something like that with more details for clarification. The above examples are for retail tenants but the same principle holds true for office, industrial or other types of leases also.  If these clauses aren’t written just right you can have a legal battle on your hands and if the clauses weren’t crafted correctly you probably won’t win the battle so I urge great caution. I have written and studied thousands of use clauses and make it... Read Original Article
It’s #GivingTuesday: How Can Your Biz Help?
Black Friday – a vacation day for many – jumpstarts the holiday shopping orgy. Cyber Monday continues the buying spree once folks are back at their desktop computers. Not-for-profit organizations ... Read Original Article
It’s #GivingTuesday: How Can Your Biz Help?
Black Friday – a vacation day for many – jumpstarts the holiday shopping orgy. Cyber Monday continues the buying spree once folks are back at their desktop computers. Not-for-profit organizations ... Read Original Article
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I like to call Thousand Oaks "the biggest little town in the country." Even though its size is well over 100,000 residents, it still has a small town feel. You are liable to see someone you know every time you go out. I also like the fact that it has protected itself from the blight that has ruined so many other communities in Southern California by restricting things such as billboards, building structure and height, paid parking lots, and corner strip malls. 

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