California Bank & Trust Blog http://www.calbanktrust.com/blogs/ Most Recent - California Bank & Trust Blog en-US 2016-04-30T09:07:32 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? <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/California_tax_credit_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="California tax credit" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>Every ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/could-you-capture-a-california-competes-tax-credit 2016-01-28T11:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/could-you-capture-a-california-competes-tax-credit Protect your business from email compromise <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Protect_your_business_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Protect your business from email compromise" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/protect-your-business-from-email-compromise 2016-01-21T11:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/protect-your-business-from-email-compromise Create effective rules for your family business meetings <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Family_business_rules_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Family business rules" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p><em>Part 1 of ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/create-effective-rules-for-your-family-business-meetings 2016-01-14T11:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/create-effective-rules-for-your-family-business-meetings Help protect your customers' card data - How and why to be compliant with PCI security standards <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/PCI_security_standards_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="PCI security standards" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>Between the ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/help-protect-your-customers-card-data-how-and-why-to-be-compliant-with-pci-security-standards 2015-12-17T11:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/help-protect-your-customers-card-data-how-and-why-to-be-compliant-with-pci-security-standards Reducing taxable income: How and when can I do it? <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Taxable_income_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Taxable income" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>As the end of the year ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/reducing-taxable-income-how-and-when-can-i-do-it 2015-12-10T11:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/reducing-taxable-income-how-and-when-can-i-do-it Lending a hand - How to get the most out of your corporate giving <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Lending_a_hand_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Lending a hand" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>Nearly every company with ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/lending-a-hand-how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-corporate-giving 2015-12-03T03:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/lending-a-hand-how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-corporate-giving 7 best practices to take charge of your budget process <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Budget_process_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Budget process" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>Many business managers and ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/7-best-practices-to-take-charge-of-your-budget-process 2015-11-19T10:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/7-best-practices-to-take-charge-of-your-budget-process 6 steps to control risks in the cloud <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Control_risks_in_the_cloud_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Control risks in the cloud" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>The ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/6-steps-to-control-risks-in-the-cloud 2015-11-12T11:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/6-steps-to-control-risks-in-the-cloud 9 tips to create a healthier workplace <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Healthy_workplace_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Healthy workplace" style="float: right; margin: 0 10px 0 10px;" /></p> <p>An increasing number ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/9-tips-to-create-a-healthier-workplace 2015-11-05T11:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/9-tips-to-create-a-healthier-workplace Holiday staffing challenges? 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; 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margin-right: 10px; float: right;" src="/images/news/laptop_heads.jpg" height="200" width="300" /></p> <p>Cyberattacks on businesses are increasing and, although it&... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/protect-your-business-from-cyberattacks 2015-08-20T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/protect-your-business-from-cyberattacks Benefits of using a business credit card for travel and entertainment <p><img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" src="/images/news/credit_card_for_travel.jpg" height="200" width="300" /></p> <p>This is the last article in the series</p> <p>A ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/benefits-of-using-a-business-credit-card-for-travel-and-entertainment 2015-08-13T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/benefits-of-using-a-business-credit-card-for-travel-and-entertainment 7 energy-saving tips for the summer <p><img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" src="/images/news/energy_savings.jpg" height="200" width="300" /></p> <p>With electricity &ndash; and your electric bill &ndash; ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/7-energy-saving-tips-for-the-summer 2015-07-23T08:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/7-energy-saving-tips-for-the-summer 7 tips for renegotiating with vendors <p><img src="/images/news/renegotiate_vendors.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="tax preparation" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>When negotiating or renegotiating supplier ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/7-tips-for-renegotiating-with-vendors 2015-07-16T10:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/7-tips-for-renegotiating-with-vendors Offering Apple Pay at Checkout: Pros and Cons for Businesses <p><img src="/images/news/apple_pay.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="tax preparation" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>Shoppers are increasingly receptive to the idea of mobile... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/offering-apple-pay-at-checkout-pros-and-cons-for-businesses 2015-07-13T06:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/offering-apple-pay-at-checkout-pros-and-cons-for-businesses Debunking ESOP fables: the facts about employee stock ownership plans <p><img src="/images/news/Blog_Biz_CC_Part3.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="tax preparation" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>Once upon a time, in the early 20<sup>th</sup> ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/debunking-esop-fables-the-facts-about-employee-stock-ownership-plans 2015-07-09T06:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/debunking-esop-fables-the-facts-about-employee-stock-ownership-plans Manage the risks of your corporate credit card programs <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Blog_Biz_CC_Part2_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p><em>Part 2 of a three-part series on credit ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/manage-the-risks-of-your-corporate-credit-card-programs 2015-06-30T10:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/manage-the-risks-of-your-corporate-credit-card-programs Secure the future of your business: Select the right successor <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Blog_Right_Successor_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>As hard as you&rsquo;ve worked to build ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/secure-the-future-of-your-business-select-the-right-successor 2015-06-23T10:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/secure-the-future-of-your-business-select-the-right-successor Selecting the right credit card for your business <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Blog_Biz_CC_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p><em>Part 1 of a three-part series on credit ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/selecting-the-right-credit-card-for-your-business 2015-06-10T10:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/selecting-the-right-credit-card-for-your-business Trends in California commercial real estate <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Blog_Trends_in_CRE_300x200.jpg " width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>If your business designs, supplies or builds... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/trends-in-california-commercial-real-estate 2015-05-28T12:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/trends-in-california-commercial-real-estate Is it time to beef up your cyber security? <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Blog_Cybersecurity_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p><b><i>Don&rsquo;t be a statistic: how to be ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/is-it-time-to-beef-up-your-cyber-security 2015-05-13T10:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/is-it-time-to-beef-up-your-cyber-security Why dealing in foreign currency is a sound strategy <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Blog_Foreign_Currency_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>If your company conducts business ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/why-dealing-in-foreign-currency-is-a-sound-strategy 2015-04-30T10:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/why-dealing-in-foreign-currency-is-a-sound-strategy Now trending: Tech business solutions <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Blog_Tech_Trends_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>Staying ahead in the business world has always ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/now-trending-tech-business-solutions 2015-04-23T09:30:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/now-trending-tech-business-solutions Make a smooth transition to EMV payment processing <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/emv-pay.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>You've heard all about the switch from magnetic strip cards to ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/make-a-smooth-transition-to-emv-payment-processing 2015-03-31T04:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/make-a-smooth-transition-to-emv-payment-processing Understand the issues: corporate tax inversions <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/meeting.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>Last fall, the U.S. Treasury acted to <a href=... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/understand-the-issues-corporate-tax-inversions 2015-03-17T03:15:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/understand-the-issues-corporate-tax-inversions Five ways to boost cyber security and protect your business <p><img src="/images/news/cyber_security.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>If you think online criminals only target big companies, think ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/five-ways-to-boost-cyber-security-and-protect-your-business 2015-03-09T11:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/five-ways-to-boost-cyber-security-and-protect-your-business Manage your receivables risk with these 5 steps <p><img src="/images/news/receivables.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="tax preparation" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>Extending credit to clients can help you sell more to ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/manage-your-receivables-risk-with-these-5-steps 2015-03-05T12:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/manage-your-receivables-risk-with-these-5-steps New tax regulations: Are they good news for your 2014 taxes? <p><img src="/images/news/calc.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="tax preparation" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" />Staying up-to-date with the ever-changing regulatory environment can ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/new-tax-regulations-are-they-good-news-for-your-2014-taxes 2015-02-17T02:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/new-tax-regulations-are-they-good-news-for-your-2014-taxes Make the right moves to succeed at exporting <p><img src="/images/exporters.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Exporters" title="Exporters" style="float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;" /></p> <p>California is a perennial top ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/make-the-right-moves-to-succeed-at-exporting 2015-01-27T12:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/make-the-right-moves-to-succeed-at-exporting 5 ideas to grow your business <p><o:p><img src="/dotAsset/90ee6051-a8be-45ca-b877-9e61d1800366.jpg" width="300" height="240" alt="Grow Business" title="Grow Business" style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" />Reaching the growth ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/5-ideas-to-grow-your-business 2015-01-13T02:15:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/5-ideas-to-grow-your-business Use treasury management tools to help your enterprise grow <p><img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" src="/images/resources/blog/459343937.jpg" height="200" width="300" /></p> <p>Ensuring that cash moves smoothly through an ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/use-treasury-management-tools-to-help-your-enterprise-grow 2014-12-11T02:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/use-treasury-management-tools-to-help-your-enterprise-grow 5 common cash flow missteps and how to avoid them <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/464266081.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Don&rsquo;t miss out on these 6 tax breaks for your business" title="Don&rsquo;t miss out on these 6 tax breaks for ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/5-common-cash-flow-missteps-and-how-to-avoid-them 2014-12-04T01:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/5-common-cash-flow-missteps-and-how-to-avoid-them Don’t miss out on these 6 tax breaks for your business <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/84781905.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Don&rsquo;t miss out on these 6 tax breaks for your business" title="Don&rsquo;t miss out on these 6 tax breaks for your... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/don-t-miss-out-on-these-6-tax-breaks-for-your-business 2014-12-02T12:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/don-t-miss-out-on-these-6-tax-breaks-for-your-business