TRENDING CALIFORNIA TAX NEWS: A BITE AT THE BOTTOM…NOW A BITE AT THE TOP?

California Senator Bob Hertzberg (D – San Fernando Valley) proposed January 12th, a sales tax on professional, construction, financial and agricultural services, as a part of a plan to raise…

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THE ONE PAGE BUSINESS PLAN SERIES NO. 2: “HOW TO SPEAK YOUR BUSINESS PLAN”

Once you have written a business plan, what do you, as the business leader, do with it and how does the plan benefit you? Ideally it will crystallize your thinking…

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THE ONE PAGE BUSINESS PLAN

Whether you are a founder opening a startup or a small business owner looking to take your operation to the next level, the question you will hear most frequently from…

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BUSINESS VISAS: COMING TO THE U.S. IS CHEAPER

Virtually every economically developed country has unique immigration programs for skilled workers and business entrepreneurs. These programs are offered for obvious reasons; increasing the skill level of the country’s workforce,…

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WORKING FROM 62 TO 74 – CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY OR IS IT JUST ECONOMICALLY SENSIBLE?

In 2010, the world had 16 people aged 65 and over for every 100 adults between the ages 25 and 64, almost the same ratio as in 1980 (http://www.economist.com/node/21601248/print). By…

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THE ROCKY ROAD OF CLEANTECH

Once thought of as a glamorous and most compelling of investment trends, cleantech has lost its sheen in recent years. In 2005, cleantech (primarily renewable energy) investing by VC firms…

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WHEN FREE ISN’T FREE – THE DANGERS OF VOLUNTEER LABOR

The Idea Startups and rapidly growing small businesses are often tempted to use volunteer labor or unpaid internships with young people seeking experience to help their business reach the next…

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WHEN FAMILY WEALTH OUTGROWS THE FAMILY BUSINESS

Transitions in a family business are difficult. Deciding how and where to grow, changing roles and responsibilities and balancing emotions and egos are all transitions which are amplified in a…

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WORDPRESS ATTACKS: RESOLVING CHAOS!

Information technology is a critical part of every enterprise in today’s world.  While your training and experience may be in marketing, finance, legal or any other executive specialty your ability…

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IRS FORM 990: WHAT SHOULD YOUR BOARD MEMBERS BE LOOKING FOR?

For most of us, April 15 marks the cut-off date by which we are scrambling to prepare our tax returns and meet our individual obligations.  For Non-profits with a December…

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