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Debunking ESOP fables: the facts about employee stock ownership plans

Once upon a time, in the early 20th century, the leaders of growing national businesses like Procter & Gamble, Sears Roebuck, J.C. Penney, Pillsbury and many others realized that rewarding employees with stock ownership helped increase employee motivation and productivity. And thus employee stock ownership – a precursor to today’s modern employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) – was born. Read More >

Manage the risks of your corporate credit card programs

Issuing corporate credit cards to your employees can be a boon to your business, helping save employees’ time and helping keep corporate expenses in check. But there’s always a chance your employees will use these cards to make unauthorized charges. What’s more, if you don’t detect inappropriate or fraudulent card use soon enough, your business could be liable for those charges. Read More >

Secure the future of your business: Select the right successor

As hard as you’ve worked to build your business, wouldn’t it be tragic if it crumbled the moment you walk away? Yet that’s precisely the risk many business leaders face by failing to maintain a clear and current succession plan. Read More >

Selecting the right credit card for your business

With the credit card industry growing at its fastest pace ever, according to the Nilson Report, businesses are being deluged with credit card offers. Is a credit card appropriate for your business, and if so, which type should you select? Read More >

Trends in California commercial real estate

If your business designs, supplies or builds new commercial property in California, prepare for a distinct upturn in work volume – if it hasn’t happened already. Read More >

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