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7 must-needed traits for today’s IT leader

Having been a business owner for more than a decade, an entrepreneur and founder of several start-ups, if there’s anything I’ve learned about successful businesses, it’s that everything rises and…

Drug testing without taint of retaliation

Drug testing without taint of retaliation

Many employers in the Central Valley have implemented drug-free workplace policies, which may include post-incident drug testing of workers.  In addition, employers may also provide various incentives to employees to…

Estate planning under a Trump administration

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises was reform of the Internal Revenue Code.  With respect to the estate tax, what does that mean? According to Trump’s campaign website,  his…

The Golden Rule in customer service

The Golden Rule in customer service

The Golden Rule Store opened in Kemmerer, Wyoming in 1902. The family clothing outlet’s location might not have been recommended by modern real estate developers based on market statistics and…

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…