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Recent disasters a reminder for business owners to plan ahead

Recent disasters a reminder for business owners to plan ahead

By JENNIFER BONNETT Business Journal Writer With the recent devastation caused by hurricanes in Texas and Florida, and other natural disasters such as wildfires raging up and down the West…

Family Business Center helps generations transfer business operations

Family Business Center helps generations transfer business operations

By MELISSA HUTSELL Business Journal Writer [email protected] MODESTO — More than half of all businesses in the U.S. are family-owned and operated; they are the foundation of the American economy,…

New York Life’s top agent shares productivity tips

New York Life’s top agent shares productivity tips

STOCKTON — The Westgate Center for Leadership at the University of the Pacific invited New York Life’s most productive agent, Rick Paulsen, to share his secrets for productivity at a…

Communication is key to family business success

Communication is key to family business success

A father and daughter desperately want to work together in the family business but the dream is never realized. A son yearns to live his own life and make his…

Institute for Family Business helps businesses make it to the next generation

STOCKTON — Many business owners spend a lifetime building a company with the hope of passing it on to the next generation. But how can you be sure your hard…

What is the state of your organization?

What is the state of your organization?

Each new year brings a fresh chance to ascertain the state of our organizations. While I am a huge proponent of annual strategic planning sessions, I also feel that many…

Forum will give steps to revitalizing business

MODESTO — The Stanislaus Business Forum will focus on eight steps involved in revitalizing a business at its forum Thursday in Modesto. The forum is presented by the Stanislaus Business…

Embezzlement survival guide

Embezzlement survival guide

STOCKTON — Dealing with the possibility of betrayal by employees is one of the hardest aspects of owning and operating a business. Still, with the growing number of embezzlement cases…

Fast facts about embezzlement

Tips for employers: Get insurance against employee theft. Require dual signatures for checks larger than nominal amounts. Audit petty cash regularly. Conduct background checks of employees who will have access…

Top traits of a successful family business

When the topic of family business comes up, people often ask, “Why should I care about family businesses?” The common assumption is that family businesses are small “mom and pop”…

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