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CalChamber, Golden State, Golden Gate
If you own a small business in California, you’re not alone. The U.S. Business Administration Office of Advocacy reports there are now 3.9 million small businesses in California. They employ approximately seven million people. Your network of small business owners in the golden state shares similar goals and values. Beyond that circle, you can tap...
Negativity seemingly always bombards us in the news and in our social media timelines these days. If you want to combat this, one surefire method is to adopt a social good strategy for your business. For many years now, companies both large and small have sought to improve the world through corporate social responsibility by implementing practices...
Recent research shows that 75 percent of all startups ultimately fail, many of those within the first year of their existence. Nobody likes failure, obviously, even as we recognize that there are many lessons to be learned when you start a business. Still, when we’re talking about a failed startup, the cost of failure can be pretty steep — sunk...
When you look around these days, it’s easy to feel a little alarmed by the state of interpersonal relations. Whether at work or in our personal lives, it’s just not easy to get along with everyone. Whatever the cause, it seems many of us are having an increasingly difficult time communicating well with each other, and it often...
“Do as I say, not as I do” might once have worked for both parents and stern bosses, but these days leadership by demand is no longer sufficient. Modern employees want to see you in action, leading by example. When your actions actively work against the things you say (whether in direct conversation or through the creation or enforcement of...
human resources, HR, HR certification
As a business leader, one of the highest-leverage ways to accelerate your growth, knowledge, and meet new potential business connections is through networking. Meeting others offers up the chance to learn about new topics, gain unique perspectives — and can even lead to future business partners. This growth can materialize by meeting people through intros, at events, or...
What happens in one startup hub also happens in every other startup hub. Silicon Valley companies continue to pump out disruptive technology that fuels regional and national economic growth. But, according to a new report, they also produce income inequality. A team of researchers at the Everett Program at UC Santa Cruz studied federal and regional income statistics...
As an entrepreneur you might feel a little stuck or bored with your businesses every now and then. What they once approached with passion and excitement now evokes nothing stronger than a pronounced “Meh.” If that’s the case, then it’s time to stoke the fires. You’re not ready to give up on your business yet, so it’s...
golf, coffee meeting, alternatives to coffee
“Let’s grab coffee sometime!” It’s one of the most common things I hear when someone wants to catch up, network or do business. A coffee meeting tends to follow a rote agenda as if it were any other business meeting, and the conversation sometimes stays a bit on the superficial side. Don’t get me wrong....
go digital, desk, work
I’ve talked to dozens of founders over the years looking to go digital. Companies now more fully recognize the benefits of paper reduction, including environmental benefits and significant cost savings. But even the most conscientious company has quite a few pages landing on the office printer every day. It can seem like an unavoidable part...
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I am a tech writer and journalist for more than 20 years who contributes to several respected online publications including BusinessInsiderInc., and Entrepreneur. In addition to journalism, writing about social good companies…

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