Million-Dollar Maybe

Why so few women-owned businesses hit seven figures

Today, there are more than 8 million women-owned businesses in America, generating nearly $1.3 trillion in annual revenue. Women continue to launch enterprises at a faster rate than the national average, according to the latest Census data. In fact, women have been launching and growing businesses faster than men for the past two decades.

Jul 1, 2011 Christine Calvin

Working Lunch with Ben Ilfeld

Ben Ilfeld thinks a down economy coupled with a decline in print advertising is just what the doctor ordered. He and four other co-founders used the scenario to launch the Sacramento Press online in late 2008.

Jun 1, 2011 Douglas Curley

Game On

KlickNation gains traction in mobile gaming

The market for social gaming in America will reach an estimated $1.25 billion in 2011, and social gaming startups — which didn’t exist three years ago — will account for about $835 million of that total, according to Inside Network Inc., a data collection firm that monitors Facebook, apps and the gaming industry. Sacramento’s own KlickNation Corp., a Facebook-game developer staffed by gaming addicts, techies and three former Marvel Comics artists, is one such small firm with big aspirations.

May 1, 2011 Christine Calvin
Ken Rogaski, Mercy Healthcare of Sacramento

Exec Strategy

Health care plans for top management

Consider the annual physical and why both doctors and America’s work force find them frustrating: The worker has to carve out time to take all the exams and tests, often in different locations and on different days, and doctors lament the lack of time to discuss the results with patients.

Mar 1, 2011 Robert Celaschi

A Look at 2011

It will be the best of times, and the worst of times

Economically, 2011 may go down as a year with a split personality. Sacramento is looking at a much different year than most of the country. Small businesses face a more divergent climate than large companies. Even among small businesses, many have more confidence in their own prospects than in the economy as a whole.

Feb 1, 2011 Robert Celaschi

Green Teach

Preparing workers for tomorrow's jobs

When Californians went to the polls on Nov. 2, they did more than just select a slate of new Capitol denizens. With the eyes of the world upon them, voters emphatically rejected Proposition 23, the oil industry-backed initiative to block Assembly Bill 32, the state’s groundbreaking effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Dec 1, 2010 Rich Ehisen

Working Lunch with Matina Kolokotronis

Matina Kolokotronis was on maternity leave from a local law firm when she got the phone call that changed her career. The caller said: “Hello, this is Geoff Petrie with the Sacramento Kings. I understand that you’re Greek and that you’re a lawyer. We just drafted a Greek player by the name of Peja Stojakovic, and we need some help with his contract.”

Nov 1, 2010 Douglas Curley
Jason Moulton, CEO, Home Team Financial Inc.

Get Onto My Cloud

Moving to virtual space for software, storage and more

As a chief executive of a real estate and brokerage firm, Jason Moulton faced some hard financial decisions in 2009.

Among the cost-saving measures Moulton implemented was to move all operations to the clouds, or virtual, rather than physical hardware and software.

As a chief executive of a real estate and brokerage firm, Jason Moulton faced some hard financial decisions in 2009.

Among the cost-saving measures Moulton implemented was to move all operations to the clouds, or virtual, rather than physical hardware and software.

Jul 1, 2010 Andrea Lorenz
Karen Skelton, executive producer of "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything," and managing partner with Dewey Square Group

Balancing Act

Is the battle of the sexes over in the workplace?

For decades America has been steadily approaching a major social development — a time when the number of women in the work force would surpass the number of men. That moment has now arrived, brought on by, of all things, a recession.

Jul 1, 2010 Bill Romanelli

Get Out

When outsourcing makes sense

With demand for cloud computing and virtual data storage on the rise, the job descriptions for technical support positions are dramatically changing.

Jul 1, 2010 Christine Calvin