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Looking ahead, hoping for a prosperous new year

Looking ahead, hoping for a prosperous new year

Happy New Year! Here we go … a new year, a new president and we’re all going to be (God willing) another year older.  I’m praying for better days ahead.…

Developing friendly media relationships

Developing friendly media relationships

No business can get away with ignoring the media. No matter how large your business is, chances are, you don’t have the infrastructure or reach required to share information about…

Leadership and change begin locally

As I write this article, 12 days have passed since the election. A large percentage of the U.S. population is in a state of disbelief and shock. For some, this…

Your end of year tax, financial checklist

As we approach the end of 2016, there are many estate planning techniques that you should consider before Dec. 31. Gifts Have you made your annual exclusion gifts? Under federal…

How the 2016 election could impact the workplace

How the 2016 election could impact the workplace

After what seemed to be a never-ending campaign season, the 2016 general election is over. Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States, and the recreational use…

Honoring self-sacrificing heroes

Honoring self-sacrificing heroes

Finally, it’s snowing in the mountains! It’s starting to feel a bit like Christmas. Lots of needed rain poured on the Valley around Thanksgiving. It was a great time to…

Medi-Cal at 50

After 20 years of educating our communities about what Health Plan of San Joaquin does and how we do it, it’s perhaps easiest to say with our mission statement: We…

New laws for businesses

New laws for businesses

The California Legislature has been busy, and there are important new laws taking effect soon that will impact your business. Here is a summary of this year’s major legislation.  Unless…

Make your customer your best salesperson

Make your customer your best salesperson

Companies invest a lot in expensive advertising campaigns. In 2015, advertising spending rose to $185 billion in the United States. Digital advertising accounted for 28 percent of that, or $52.8…

Protect your business from online threats

The internet has proven to be a powerful and useful tool for billions of people worldwide. However, in the same way that you shouldn’t leave you house unlocked, you shouldn’t…