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Downtown Alliance offers business workshops

STOCKTON — Local businesses can get advice and tips on growing at a series of fee workshops offered by the Downtown Stockton Alliance. The next one is March 20 and…

$60 million available to small businesses for employee training

Central Valley businesses can tap into $60 million in training money from a state agency that is virtually unknown: the Employment Training Panel. The Employment Training Panel (ETP) was created…

Entrepreneur Challenge taking applications now

The San Joaquin Angels, in coordination with regional educational institutions and economic development groups, is sponsoring the fifth annual Entrepreneur Challenge. Entrepreneurs from San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties as well…

Want to be more innovative? Study the best of what’s already out there

By LINDA NOWAK Business Journal columnist Adopting innovative ideas from other growing industries can help your business grow and become more productive. The creation of innovative products, services and processes is…

Creating your best year ever: Developing talent

Creating your best year ever begins with understanding your organization’s mission, passion and purpose for being. After having a clear mission and vision it is important to have SMART goals…

Premier Staffing embezzlement defendants plead “no contest”

STOCKTON – Four people accused of bilking a Stockton staffing agency out of nearly $400,000 pleaded “no contest” to felony charges Thursday, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s…

Three things you should do before you hire a website designer:

Check out the designer’s previous work. Ask what software and platforms were used, who coded the design, how long the designer has been performing this service, and if the company…

Employers share most memorable job interviews

CHICAGO – In such a competitive job market, some job seekers will do anything to stand out. Sometimes it works. And sometimes it doesn’t. CareerBuilder worked with Harris Interactive and…

A lesson in leadership from the Boy Scouts

Recently I was talking with Mike Buell, the scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 10 in Stockton. He shared his philosophy for running a scout troop with me. First, the boys…

Leadership for the 21st Century

By LINDA NOWAK Business Journal columnist Successful business leaders understand how important relationship building is for the long-term financial security of their organizations. However, sometimes we forget that the same relationship-building…

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