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Five reasons not to be a “Do-It-Yourself” investor

Iain Marshall

These days, you can go online and invest, for modest fees. You can also visit various websites for research and watch numerous cable shows for investment recommendations. So, why shouldn’t you be a “do-it-yourself” investor rather than work with a financial professional? Actually, there are at least five good reasons why a financial advisor can […]

No Comment / December 26, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Highlight your landscaping with Elegant Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting adds security and beauty to a home. New LED bulbs used in outdoor lighting design are energy efficient. Photo courtesy of Elegant Outdoor Lighting

If you have a beautifully landscaped exterior, or a special outdoor feature, you can enjoy it even in the dark. Scott Sissom with Elegant Outdoor Lighting in El Dorado Hills offers artistic outdoor lighting design and professional installation. “We paint portraits with light and create settings that give viewers an expanded experience of the property,” […]

1 Comment / December 20, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Pacific Trauma Specialists help heal emotional distress

Kirsten Kraus, somatic therapist, left, and Lisa Larson, licensed marriage and family therapist, and staff offer cutting-edge and cost-effective therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at Pacific Trauma Center in Folsom. Larson is founder and director of the center. Photo by Roberta Long

Everything about the Pacific Trauma Center in Historic Folsom is designed for healing. Before Lisa Larson, licensed marriage and family therapist, opened the door to clients, she and sister Kirsten Kraus, a somatic therapist, designed spaces in each room with attention to color, light, scent, texture and sound. They created a warm, safe and supportive […]

2 Comments / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Should you prepare for the “fiscal cliff”?

Iain Marshall

As an investor, you can sometimes feel you’re at the mercy of forces beyond your control. This may be especially true today, when the entire country appears to be on edge about the approaching “fiscal cliff.” What can you do in the face of such a dire prediction? First of all, you’ll need to understand […]

No Comment / November 27, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Don’t take a “holiday” from working toward financial goals

John Zezini

We’re well into the holiday season now. And while the holidays are joyous, they can also be expensive. In fact, at this time of year, many people make spending decisions they end up regretting. But you can enjoy the holidays and still stay on track toward your financial goals by following a few simple guidelines, […]

No Comment / November 19, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

David Lopes provides dentistry for today’s families

The friendly staff at Dr. Lopes' office is ready to make you smile. Front row, left to right: Lindsay, Registered Dental Assistant; David Lopes, DDS; Julie, RDA; back row, left to right: Tamme, Treatment Coordinator and RDA; Danielle, Registered Dental Assistant; Rachael, RDA. Courtesy photo

Dentist David Lopes calls his practice Smile Designs, but what goes into those smiles makes the difference in the treatment experience for his patients. It’s his attention to every detail of the patient experience, from the time someone walks into his office at 1150 Suncast Lane, Suite 6, in the El Dorado Hills Business Park, […]

No Comment / November 18, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

El Dorado Hills networking group provides valuable referral business

The Women in Networking group  focuses on growing businesses through relationship networking and giving back to the community. The group meets every Tuesday at Side Bar, 4364 Town Center Blvd., Suite. 124, El Dorado Hills from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Courtesy photo

By Michele Smith Most business owners realize that networking is a valuable marketing effort for their business but are overwhelmed by mass event invitations. A majority of entrepreneurs claim they can go to events every day of the week, which ends up not being a good business strategy. The question then becomes this: Where does […]

1 Comment / November 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »