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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 >

Seven Ways to Involve Employees in Cost-Saving Measures

Your business works for every dollar it earns, and any wasted money in your company means less cash for the bottom line. Keeping a close eye on waste and overspending requires participation across your entire business. With team members in every department on the lookout for the best value and the reduction of waste, you may see a dramatic impact on spending and saving. Read More >

Investing for business growth: What you need to know

As California's economy continues growing, it may give you the confidence to invest in and grow your own business. Making significant investments — even if you have to borrow to do so — can allow you to scale up your business. Consider these common business investments: Read More >

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