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A standby letter of credit can help your business grow

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 >

2017 guide to small business success

Is your business prepared for 2017? Find out what you should focus on each month of the year in order to find your small business success in 2017. Read More >

Expanding opportunities for women and business

What type of American businesses combined exceed the gross domestic product (GDP) of Brazil, Canada and South Korea — or the combined market capitalization of Apple, Microsoft, GE, Google and Sony? If you answered, "women-owned businesses in the United States," head to the front of the class! More than one-third (36.3 percent) of privately held businesses in the United States are now owned by women, up from 28.8 percent in 2007, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Read More >

Need a break to recharge? 6 steps to make it happen

Do you think your business can't afford to have you take a break for a vacation? Worried what will happen while you're gone? You're not alone. A Gallup poll found that 1 in 5 owners of businesses with five or fewer workers haven't taken a vacation in the past year. Read More >

How to drive your mobile strategy

For businesses in California and across the country, mobile is becoming the most important touchpoint to win, serve and retain customers. The total amount of time consumers spend with digital media has increased 35 percent since 2013, with smartphone use having grown 78 percent during that time, and contributing to 92 percent of the total increase in time spent with digital media, according to a report from comScore. Read More >

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