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Business Planning for 2021

2020 was a year of survival for many businesses, and as we move to 2021, planning for your business is likely more important than any previous year. Forecasting for 2021 is complicated by the fact tha...

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Why Insurance Renewals Are Not A “Done Deal” During Covid-19

“How was it a normal insurance renewal during Covid-19?!?” These were my internal thoughts when a business owner recently explained that he just finished his business insurance renewal. It didn’...

Bankruptcy Law Changes Affecting Small Businesses

Bankruptcy Law Changes Affecting Small Businesses

There have been some changes with Chapter 11 that directly impact small businesses. On August 23, 2019, Congress enacted the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”).  The SBRA became e...

3 CEO Skills for Thriving After COVID

3 CEO Skills for Thriving After Covid-19

I’ve lived through a lot of unforeseen business disruption: 9 recessions, one was termed “great”. Two gulf wars, 9/11 attacks, market crashes, countless fires and earthquakes…and now the global ...

Filing Unemployment Claims

New Liberalized Rules for Filing Unemployment Claims

California has made it easier to qualify for unemployment insurance benefits. Employees who are still working, but working fewer hours, can file for unemployment. Under this recent change, business ow...

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In Times of Uncertainty, Business Leaders Lead

We’ve seen it time and again—in times of stress and uncertainty, leaders lead. They take initiative and act decisively. They communicate clearly and do things others don’t think to do. And they lead. ...

Why Are You In Business?

Why Are You In Business?

When you lose momentum and question what you are doing, here are some actions you can take to re-ignite your passion. Running a business can be all consuming. Managing staff, developing new business, ...

What To Know About Getting A Tax Return

What To Know About Getting a Tax Refund

The IRS noted in a recent statement that most taxpayers are issued refunds by the IRS in less than than 21 days. However, you may find that yours is taking a bit longer. Here are six things that may b...

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What is Goodwill in Selling a Business?

What does the term “goodwill” mean with regards to buying or selling a business? Usually, the term is a reference to all the non-tangible work that a seller puts into their business over the years tha...

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