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Organizing your finances can pay off … in many ways

John Zezini

A few years ago the National Association of Professional Organizers designated the first week of October as Get Organized Week. And while you may have misplaced your notification of this event, it’s nonetheless a good time to see just how organized you are in the important areas of your life — such as your finances. […]

No Comment / September 28, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Plan for the expected — but prepare for the unexpected

Iain Marshall

To enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, you’ll need to have adequate financial resources in place. And that means you must plan for the expected — but prepare for the unexpected. In planning for the “expected” aspects of your retirement, consider these factors: Your vision of your retirement lifestyle — What do you want to do […]

No Comment / September 27, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Psychologist Sabina Grosse has two practices

Dr. Sabina Grosse specializes in crisis and relationship counseling, adult attachment disorders, custody evaluations, psychological assessments, chronic illnesses and eating disorders. Courtesy photo

Dr. Sabina Grosse, Psy.D, opened her private practice in El Dorado Hills in 2007, where she uses what she calls her “soft, intuitive” skills. The other side of her practice is forensic psychology, in which she uses her pragmatic and logical capacity. Forensic psychology is the field that is used in the criminal justice system. […]

No Comment / September 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

AVIS is first in El Dorado Hills

NEED TO RENT A CAR? AVIS agency operator is ready to take care of you, with a choice of vehicles at 4630 Post St. in Town Center, across from the post office in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Roberta Long

Sitting in his office on Post Street in Town Center, Avis agency operator Scott Williams says that since he opened in January, customers have been telling him they are thankful to have the convenience of an automobile rental service in El Dorado Hills. Even though this may not be the most favorable time to open […]

No Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Women business owners need retirement plans

John Zezini

If you’re a woman who owns a business, you’ve got plenty of company. In fact, women own more than 10 million U.S. companies, and women-owned businesses account for about 40 percent of all privately held firms in the U.S., according to the Center for Women’s Business Research. Clearly, the good news is that women like […]

No Comment / September 14, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Grandparents may need to balance gifts and goals

John Zezini

Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 11 this year. While not as widely observed as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, Grandparents Day nonetheless serves a valuable purpose in reminding us of the importance of grandparents in the lives of their grandchildren. If you’re a grandparent yourself, you already know the joy your grandchildren bring you, and […]

No Comment / August 30, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Salon owners blend business and charity

GOOD HUMOR AND GREAT COMMUNITY SPIRIT — Tien Nguyen, right, and fiancé Dave Condell sit in their newly purchased and remodeled El Dorado Hills Salon. Condell handles the business side of the operation and said it's best that he leaves the beauty services to Nguyen. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When Dave Condell and fiancée Tien Nguyen purchased the El Dorado Hills Salon a little less than two months ago they knew they wanted to reinvent the business. They wanted it to be so much more than a place to get highlights and pedicures. Condell, 46, and Nguyen, 36, wanted to build their salon around community […]

No Comment / August 18, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »