Janna Braun

Professor of Journalism, San Diego Mesa College

Do Your Homework

Online M.B.A. programs are popping up all over. But are they right for you? About 200 accredited schools now offer master of business administration degrees over the Internet, compared with only three in 1989, according to educational research firm Eduventures Inc. The population of online M.B.A.

HR gaffes can really damage a company

Janna Braun Arizona Business GazetteJul. 8, 2004 12:00 AM If you're not spending enough time interviewing potential employees, you may be hurting your company's chances of success. Nadine Cummins, executive director of HR Support, a Tempe-based human resources consulting firm, says one of the biggest blunders small companies make is hiring the wrong person.

Azcentral (Arizona Business Gazette)
Background checks gaining

Businesses that hire employees without screening them are vulnerable to all kinds of problems, ranging from lawsuits to bankruptcy.

Renovated Federal Building to open

Janna Braun Arizona Business GazetteAug. 19, 2004 12:00 AM After two years of extensive renovations, the old Phoenix Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse at 230 N. First Ave. is scheduled to reopen with new tenants at the end of August.

Blind man has insight on Arizona real estate

Janna Braun Arizona Business GazetteSept. 9, 2004 12:00 AM Rick Talley spends most of his Sundays scouring the Internet for good real estate deals. The Yuma resident says he will stay online anywhere from eight to 12 hours each Sunday searching for properties that meet his criteria.

Hobby grows into big business

Merger lets Lex Solutio reach for new heights Janna Braun Arizona Business GazetteSept. 9, 2004 12:00 AM When Kim Taylor entered college in 1983, he had a love for computers and a need to make some money. But he didn't get a job that suited his hobby.