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Keeping Employees on Point

Tim Kolacz

By Tim Kolacz In a previous article, I wrote about being productive versus being busy. In today’s technology driven society, it is ever increasingly difficult to have your employees focus all day. There needs to be some interaction either with other people or with Social Media to keep people sane. …

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Clearing the Hurdles of Business Lending

Michael K. Menerey

By Michael K. Menerey Throughout the Inland Empire, business owners are struggling to obtain credit. Regulations like Dodd-Frank have made it difficult for banks to relax their underwriting criteria; even community and regional banks are beholden to a firm set of government-imposed rules. Furthermore, uncertainty about the economy remains despite …

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The Value of a Personal Touch

Jeff Brannon

By Jeff Brannon In the early 2000s, Americans became familiar with the concepts of outsourcing and offshoring (although both had been around for roughly two decades at that point). As overseas call centers gradually became the norm, we grew more accustomed to speaking with customer service representatives in other countries, …

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What To Expect When You Sell Your Business

The Value of Inventory Management

By Edward L. Fixen The process of selling a business is a very long, complicated and occasionally stressful experience filled with uncertainty that few business owners are fully prepared for in advance. This article attempts to identify some of the key issues that any business owner should be aware of …

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Qualifying for the Section 179 Deduction

Jeff Brannon

By Jeff Brannon Tax time is here, and for business owners that means it’s time to itemize all the purchases being claimed for the section 179 deduction. Here are some tips for qualifying for this important deduction, which can make a big difference in your tax filings this year. Make …

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WHITHER CHINA? Part 2

John Tulac

By John Tulac In this installment, I will begin to analyze the many significant actions being taken by the Chinese government and how these impact U.S. businesses. China directly and indirectly impacts us. What happens in China affects all of us, wherever we may be and whatever we may be …

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