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I am thrilled to be the guest speaker at the April 8, 2014 meetup in Palo Alto for the organization, Founding Moms. Founding Moms is a group that helps entrepreneurial moms connect, network, and support one another through the...

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I recently contributed to a webinar hosted by Intuit that I designed to help small businesses stay HR compliant in a number of areas. The webinar is now available for viewing at this link. The major topics we covered...

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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has moved one step closer to implementing key provisions of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. First signed into law over a year ago on April 5, 2012, the JOBS...

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Small business owners may be intimidated when huge corporate chains open in the neighborhood and may worry that the mass-marketing giants will lure their customers away.  However, many small businesses continue to succeed in the face of corporate competitors. ...

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Many small business owners try to be flexible in order to accommodate their employees’ needs, busy lives, and unexpected situations.  However, even if owners are simply trying to be kind and helpful, they may be unintentionally breaking federal and/or...

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Although the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) was signed into law almost a year and a half ago, implementation of key provisions of the law has been slow to occur. The Act is intended to encourage investment into...

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Owning and running a small business can be an extremely time-consuming endeavor, and may require a person to perform a variety of functions on a daily basis. As a result, a majority of entrepreneurs do not place business valuation...

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In years past, Californians looking to sell homemade food products faced many roadblocks.  The California Retail Food Code prohibited the sale of foods that were prepared and/or stored in private home kitchens due to strict health and sanitation regulations....

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Starting any kind of business is exciting and challenging, but food businesses are particularly tricky because of the additional legal requirements involved with selling food products.  Because of the health and sanitation requirements that go along with food production...

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Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus can provide free and widespread exposure for businesses.  Social media sites can potentially reach millions of people, therefore even the smallest of businesses or newest startup can advertise...

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