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Is your revocable living trust income-tax friendly?

Is your revocable living trust income-tax friendly?

Many people, once they have executed their revocable living trust, put it in a drawer and never revisit it. However, circumstances change over time that may warrant a review of…

High tech set to revolutionize California agriculture

High tech set to revolutionize California agriculture

  Over the past few decades, technology has disrupted many industries including manufacturing, media, banking and retail shopping. We also now understand that it is no longer a matter of…

Consider partnering your SWOT with TOWS for better outcomes

Consider partnering your SWOT with TOWS for better outcomes

Way back in the day when I was a nerdy MBA student at University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business, I had the pleasure of working as a graduate…

Reviewed financial statements and what they mean for loan seekers

by Doug DeBoer Business Journal Guest Columnist Has your bank told you that you need a reviewed financial statement to obtain financing? Beware — a “review” is not just a…

Service animals in the workplace: Do you have to let the dogs in?

Service animals in the workplace: Do you have to let the dogs in?

Suppose you are sitting at your desk, working away, and an employee asks for a meeting. Of course, you agree (you do have an “open door” policy), and the employee…

Avoid these common video marketing pitfalls

Avoid these common video marketing pitfalls

Regardless of the service or product, video marketing can provide benefits for businesses willing to devote their time to it. An engaging video can be used to build a brand,…

Partnership audit rules are changing: Part two

Partnership audit rules are changing: Part two

In September 2016, I wrote an article in the Central Valley Business Journal about the new partnership audit rules titled “Partnership Audit Rules Are Changing.” That article goes into the…

Employees: an asset and a liability

Employees: an asset and a liability

As a business owner you strive to attract, develop and keep your employees. Whether your workforce is big or small, skilled or unskilled, customer-facing or back of the house, your…

State bill would allow disclosure of home care workers’ private information

State bill would allow disclosure of home care workers’ private information

California’s Department of Social Services currently maintains a registry of all home care aides in the state. The registry exists for the purpose of allowing consumers to search for and…

Tech enthusiasm growing as Valley Hackathon comes to Stockton

Tech enthusiasm growing as Valley Hackathon comes to Stockton

Stockton’s coders (software programmers) and business leaders are getting excited about local technology initiatives. In August, Stockton hosted several tech incubator events, including one featuring Jacob Kuczeruk, Vice President at…

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