California Bank & Trust Blog http://www.calbanktrust.com/blogs/ Most Recent - California Bank & Trust Blog en-US 2016-12-03T11:34:08 Does your business need a mobile app? <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Need_mobile_app_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>By now, it's obvious that mobile is the ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/does-your-business-need-a-mobile-app 2016-11-17T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/does-your-business-need-a-mobile-app Buying a business? Know an asset acquisition vs. a stock acquisition <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Asset_or_stock_sale_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>Is it too early to declare 2016 the ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/buying-a-business-know-an-asset-acquisition-vs-a-stock-acquisition 2016-11-10T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/buying-a-business-know-an-asset-acquisition-vs-a-stock-acquisition Last-minute ideas for holiday marketing <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Last_minute_holiday_marketing_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>For most businesses, ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/last-minute-ideas-for-holiday-marketing 2016-11-03T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/last-minute-ideas-for-holiday-marketing 8 tips to create a successful promotion and boost sales <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Successful_promotion_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>Black Friday is retail's biggest day... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/8-tips-to-create-a-successful-promotion-and-boost-sales 2016-10-27T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/8-tips-to-create-a-successful-promotion-and-boost-sales Expanding opportunities for women and business <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Opportunities_Women_in_Business_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Savvy business traveler" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/expanding-opportunities-for-women-and-business 2016-10-20T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/expanding-opportunities-for-women-and-business Savvy business traveler tips <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Savvy_Business_Traveler_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Savvy business traveler" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>You can ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/savvy-business-traveler-tips 2016-10-13T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/savvy-business-traveler-tips How 2 big trade agreements under negotiation could impact you <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Trade_agreements_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>California is a perennial top exporting... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/how-2-big-trade-agreements-under-negotiation-could-impact-you 2016-09-29T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/how-2-big-trade-agreements-under-negotiation-could-impact-you Is government contracting right for you? <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Government_contracting_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>According to <a href=... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/is-government-contracting-right-for-you 2016-09-22T09:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/is-government-contracting-right-for-you How to encourage financial wellness in the workplace <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Financial_wellness_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Financial Wellness" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>You're probably well... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/how-to-encourage-financial-wellness-in-the-workplace 2016-09-15T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/how-to-encourage-financial-wellness-in-the-workplace Six Manual Tasks You Should Automate Right Now <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Automate_tasks_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>Routine business tasks &mdash; expense ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/six-manual-tasks-you-should-automate-right-now 2016-09-02T12:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/six-manual-tasks-you-should-automate-right-now 6 traits Olympians and small business owners share <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Six_traits_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>If you watched any of the recent Olympic Games ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/6-traits-olympians-and-small-business-owners-share 2016-08-31T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/6-traits-olympians-and-small-business-owners-share 5 ways to generate leads during the off-season <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Offseason_leads_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Offseason leads" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>If you <a href=... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/5-ways-to-generate-leads-during-the-off-season 2016-08-18T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/5-ways-to-generate-leads-during-the-off-season The benefit of investing in employees' education <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Invest_in_Employee_Education_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Invest in Employee Education" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/the-benefit-of-investing-in-employees-education 2016-08-11T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/the-benefit-of-investing-in-employees-education 18 ways to save your business energy and money this summer <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Save_energy_and_money_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Save energy and money" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>If you're ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/18-ways-to-save-your-business-energy-and-money-this-summer 2016-07-28T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/18-ways-to-save-your-business-energy-and-money-this-summer 9 tips for managing a seasonal business <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Seasonal_business_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Seasonal business" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>As a savvy business ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/9-tips-for-managing-a-seasonal-business 2016-07-21T09:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/9-tips-for-managing-a-seasonal-business Dealing with hard-to-fill jobs <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Hard_to_fill_positions_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Hard to fill positions" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>You ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/dealing-with-hard-to-fill-jobs 2016-07-14T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/dealing-with-hard-to-fill-jobs 5 ways to deliver a better customer service experience <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Customer_service_experience_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Customer service experience" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/5-ways-to-deliver-a-better-customer-service-experience 2016-06-30T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/5-ways-to-deliver-a-better-customer-service-experience Need a break to recharge? 6 steps to make it happen <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Break_to_recharge_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Break to recharge" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>Do you think your ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/need-a-break-to-recharge-6-steps-to-make-it-happen 2016-06-23T09:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/need-a-break-to-recharge-6-steps-to-make-it-happen How to drive your mobile strategy <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Mobile_Strategy_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Mobile strategy" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>For businesses in ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/how-to-drive-your-mobile-strategy 2016-06-16T10:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/how-to-drive-your-mobile-strategy Seven Ways to Involve Employees in Cost-Saving Measures <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Cost_saving_measures_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Cost saving measures" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>Your business ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/seven-ways-to-involve-employees-in-cost-saving-measures 2016-06-06T10:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/seven-ways-to-involve-employees-in-cost-saving-measures Acquiring new equipment: loan vs. lease <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Procuring_new_equipment_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Procuring new equipment" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>As many ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/acquiring-new-equipment-loan-vs-lease 2016-05-26T11:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/acquiring-new-equipment-loan-vs-lease Investing for business growth: What you need to know <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Investing_for_growth_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Investing for growth" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>As California's ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/investing-for-business-growth-what-you-need-to-know 2016-05-19T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/investing-for-business-growth-what-you-need-to-know A salute to California's small businesses <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Salute_to_CA_SB_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Salute to CA small business" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>Small ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/a-salute-to-california-s-small-businesses 2016-05-12T09:45:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/a-salute-to-california-s-small-businesses Fight fraud with the Layered Defense Approach <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Layered_defense_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Layered defense" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>In business, there's no ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/fight-fraud-with-the-layered-defense-approach 2016-04-28T10:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/fight-fraud-with-the-layered-defense-approach Are you up-to-date on California employment laws? <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Employment_laws_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Employment laws" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>A tangle of new California... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/are-you-up-to-date-on-california-employment-laws 2016-04-21T09:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/are-you-up-to-date-on-california-employment-laws Marketing to millennials: a how-to guide <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Wooing_Millennials_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Wooing millennials" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>Millennials, those ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/marketing-to-millennials-a-how-to-guide 2016-04-14T10:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/marketing-to-millennials-a-how-to-guide Stepping up fraud protection for business <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Fraud_Protection_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Fraud protection" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>As a savvy ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/stepping-up-fraud-protection-for-business 2016-03-24T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/stepping-up-fraud-protection-for-business Employee recognition is more important than you think <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Employee_recognition_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Employee recognition" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>Finding talented... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/employee-recognition-is-more-important-than-you-think 2016-03-17T10:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/employee-recognition-is-more-important-than-you-think Find balance when your business partner is your spouse <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Business_partner_spouse_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Spouse as business partner" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p><i>Part... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/find-balance-when-your-business-partner-is-your-spouse 2016-03-10T10:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/find-balance-when-your-business-partner-is-your-spouse Customer journey mapping: What is it and why do you need it? <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Customer_journey_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Customer journey" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>"We're not competitor-... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/customer-journey-mapping-what-is-it-and-why-do-you-need-it 2016-02-25T11:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/customer-journey-mapping-what-is-it-and-why-do-you-need-it Finding More Customers Through Government Contracting <p> <img width="300" height="200" alt="Government Contracting" style="float:right;margin:0 10px 0px 10px;" src="/images/resources/blog/Government_contracting_300x200_FINAL_v2.jpg"> </p> ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/finding-more-customers-through-government-contracting 2016-02-19T01:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/finding-more-customers-through-government-contracting Control your tax burden: avoid these blunders <p> <img width="300" height="200" alt="Avoid tax blunders" style="float:right;margin:0 10px 0px 10px;" src="/images/resources/blog/avoid_tax_blunders.jpg"> </p> <p>We all know the IRS is not the ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/control-your-tax-burden-avoid-these-blunders 2016-02-18T12:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/control-your-tax-burden-avoid-these-blunders Being fair with family wages <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Family_wages_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Family wages" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p><em>Part 2 of a 3-part series on... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/being-fair-with-family-wages 2016-02-11T10:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/being-fair-with-family-wages Could you capture a California Competes Tax Credit? 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Try these 7 tips <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Staff_shortages_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Staff shortages" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>During the holiday season,... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/holiday-staffing-challenges-try-these-7-tips 2015-10-29T11:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/holiday-staffing-challenges-try-these-7-tips Three creative benefit strategies for the post health care reform era <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Healthcare_reform_era_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Healthcare reform era" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>Medical costs ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/three-creative-benefit-strategies-for-the-post-health-care-reform-era 2015-10-22T11:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/three-creative-benefit-strategies-for-the-post-health-care-reform-era 4 risks of doing business internationally — and ways to address them <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Manage_international_business_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="4 International Business Risks" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/4-risks-of-doing-business-internationally-and-ways-to-address-them 2015-10-15T11:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/4-risks-of-doing-business-internationally-and-ways-to-address-them Take charge of your workers' compensation costs <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Workers_comp_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Workers comp" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>If your business is like many in... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/take-charge-of-your-workers-compensation-costs 2015-09-24T12:45:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/take-charge-of-your-workers-compensation-costs Boost your business with more efficient payments <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Boost_business_payments_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="tax preparation" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>You know that cash... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/boost-your-business-with-more-efficient-payments 2015-09-17T11:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/boost-your-business-with-more-efficient-payments Five Ways to Foster an Innovative Mindset in Your Workplace <p><img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" src="/images/news/Culture_of_innovation_300x200_FINAL.jpg" height="200" width="300" /></p> <p>Many people assume innovation is like... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/five-ways-to-foster-an-innovative-mindset-in-your-workplace 2015-09-15T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/five-ways-to-foster-an-innovative-mindset-in-your-workplace 7 tips to help your loan application stand out <p><img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" src="/images/news/7_Tips_Loan_Application_300x200_FINAL.jpg" height="200" width="300" /></p> <p>Getting your business loan ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/7-tips-to-help-your-loan-application-stand-out 2015-09-10T05:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/7-tips-to-help-your-loan-application-stand-out Build a risk management culture <p><img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" src="/images/news/risk_management.jpg" height="200" width="300" /></p> <p>Let&rsquo;s face it: owning and running a business is ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/build-a-risk-management-culture 2015-08-27T12:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/build-a-risk-management-culture