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Concerns about the details involved in international shipping sometimes discourage businesses from seeking customers for their products around the globe. In order to export your company's goods, you must meet packing, labeling, documentation and insurance requirements. It can seem daunting, especially to new or relatively inexperienced exporters. But solutions are available! Depending on your exporting needs, one or more of the options outlined below may help you reach your goals for global commerce. Read More >
The worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack in mid-May brought renewed attention to the importance of cybersecurity to businesses in California and across the globe. Businesses in the U.S. weren’t hit as hard as in many other nations, but the attacks should serve as a reminder to organizations of all sizes that they need to take steps to help protect themselves. Read More >
Small businesses in California receive some well-deserved recognition Monday, June 5 with a celebration of California Small Business Day. California legislators honor outstanding small businesses from their districts as government officials, small business organizations and small business owners come together to recognize the vital role that small businesses play in California's economy. It's a day for small business owners to connect in Sacramento with government agencies, elected officials and businesses that can help them succeed and grow. Read More >
In business, deals don't always go as intended, so having a backup plan can save the day. If you're in a tough financial or contractual situation, such as doing business internationally or on a large construction project, a standby letter of credit—the backup plan—can open up opportunities for your business that might not otherwise be available. Read More >
Finding talented employees takes a lot of work, and keeping them at your business for years to come is an effort that reaps substantial benefits. One of the best ways to retain employees is through employee recognition. According to a survey released in 2014 by the American Psychological Association, workers who reported having supervisors effective at providing employee recognition were more likely to plan on staying with their current employer for three years or longer. The survey also found that only about half of U.S. workers say they feel valued by their employer. Read More >