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Holiday staffing challenges? Try these 7 tips

During the holiday season, the convergence of a variety of factors such as increased employee vacations, extended business hours, and cold and flu season can make it difficult to keep a business adequately staffed. Planning ahead can help your business keep operating smoothly. Read More >

Three creative benefit strategies for the post health care reform era

Medical costs for U.S. employers are projected to increase by 6.5 percent in 2016, according to Pricewaterhouse Cooper's Health Research Institute. Given the inevitability of health care cost increases, many employers are taking advantage of new opportunities through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to cost-effectively make attractive health benefits available to their employees. Read More >

4 risks of doing business internationally — and ways to address them

With one of the 10 largest economies in the world, California exported more than $174 billion in goods and services in 2014. Its top trading partners include our neighbors to the south and north — Mexico and Canada — but California is also the top state in the nation in exports to Asia, particularly China, Japan and South Korea. Read More >

Take charge of your workers' compensation costs

If your business is like many in California, you're looking for relief from high workers' compensation costs. In 2014, California's workers' compensation insurance premium rates were the highest in the nation. Businesses in this state spent $3.48 for every $100 of payroll issued — 188 percent of the median cost of $1.85 for all 50 states. Read More >

Boost your business with more efficient payments

You know that cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, but have you considered that how you make and receive payments can have a big impact on your company's operating efficiency? Read More >

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