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<p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Benefits_Business_Card_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Man sitting at laptop and holding a credit card" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/what-are-the-benefits-of-business-credit-cards 2017-10-19T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/what-are-the-benefits-of-business-credit-cards 10 steps to improve your cash flow <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Improve_Cash_Flow_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="10 steps to improve your cash flow" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>Cash ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/10-steps-to-improve-your-cash-flow 2017-10-12T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/10-steps-to-improve-your-cash-flow 6 Ways Business Owners Can Help Offset Rising Health Insurance Costs <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Rising_Insurance_Costs_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt=" 6 Ways Business Owners Can Help Offset Rising Health Insurance Costs - a stethoscope on top... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/6-ways-business-owners-can-help-offset-rising-health-insurance-costs 2017-09-28T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/6-ways-business-owners-can-help-offset-rising-health-insurance-costs 12 ways to better manage your time <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Manage_Time_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="12 ways to better manage your time - man standing next to a clock" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/12-ways-to-better-manage-your-time 2017-09-21T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/12-ways-to-better-manage-your-time Help Safeguard Your Business From Payments Fraud <p> <object data="/pdfs/blog/3CaliforniaBankandTrust_PaymentFraud_Infographic.pdf" type="application/pdf" class="infographic"> <img src="/images/resources/blog/3CaliforniaBankandTrust_... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/help-safeguard-your-business-from-payments-fraud 2017-09-14T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/help-safeguard-your-business-from-payments-fraud Keeping Up With New and Changing Regulations <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/NewRegulations_300x200_FINAL.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Group of business executives attending seminar in conference room" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/keeping-up-with-new-and-changing-regulations 2017-08-24T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/keeping-up-with-new-and-changing-regulations How does your data storage measure up? <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Data_Storage_300x200-Final.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Cropped shot of an unidentifiable hacker cracking a computer code in the dark" style="float: right; ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/how-does-your-data-storage-measure-up 2017-08-17T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/how-does-your-data-storage-measure-up 4 biggest money wasters that hurt your business <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Biggest_Money_Wasters_300x200_Final.jpg " width="300" height="200" alt="Close up of coins in a sink and going down the drain" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/4-biggest-money-wasters-that-hurt-your-business 2017-08-10T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/4-biggest-money-wasters-that-hurt-your-business Why should you consider trade payables financing? <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/TradePayables_300x200_Final.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Why should you consider trade payables financing?" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/why-should-you-consider-trade-payables-financing 2017-07-27T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/why-should-you-consider-trade-payables-financing 4 Benefits of Frequent Competitive Analysis <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/FourBenefits_300x200_Final.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="4 benefits of frequent competitive analyses" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/4-benefits-of-frequent-competitive-analysis 2017-07-20T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/4-benefits-of-frequent-competitive-analysis 3 Ways to Help Prevent Employee Burnout and Encourage Success <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/ThreeWays_300x200_Final.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="3 ways to help prevent employee burnout and encourage success" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/3-ways-to-help-prevent-employee-burnout-and-encourage-success 2017-07-13T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/3-ways-to-help-prevent-employee-burnout-and-encourage-success Exporting? 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Explore options for international shipping" style="float: right; margin: 0 ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/exporting-explore-options-for-international-business 2017-06-22T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/exporting-explore-options-for-international-business How to Prepare Your Business for a Cyberattack <p> <object data="/pdfs/blog/CaliforniaBankandTrust_Infographic_CyberSecurity.pdf" type="application/pdf" class="infographic"> <img src="/images/resources/blog/CaliforniaBankandTrust_Infographic_... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/how-to-prepare-your-business-for-a-cyberattack 2017-06-15T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/how-to-prepare-your-business-for-a-cyberattack Celebrate California Small Business Day <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/CaSmallBusinessDay_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt=" A standby letter of credit can help your business grow" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/celebrate-california-small-business-day 2017-06-05T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/celebrate-california-small-business-day A standby letter of credit can help your business grow <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/letters_of_credit_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt=" A standby letter of credit can help your business grow" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/a-standby-letter-of-credit-can-help-your-business-grow 2017-05-25T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/a-standby-letter-of-credit-can-help-your-business-grow 5 ideas for managing an aging workforce <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Aging_workforce_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="5 ideas for managing an aging workforce" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>In ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/5-ideas-for-managing-an-aging-workforce 2017-05-18T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/5-ideas-for-managing-an-aging-workforce Loan or line: Which funding method is right for your business? 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<p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Convenience_mobile_banking_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Have you discovered the convenience of mobile banking for business?" style="float: right; ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/have-you-discovered-the-convenience-of-mobile-banking-for-business 2017-02-23T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/have-you-discovered-the-convenience-of-mobile-banking-for-business Buying vs. leasing business equipment: What works for you? <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Buying_vs_leasing_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Buying vs. leasing business equipment: What works for you?" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/buying-vs-leasing-business-equipment-what-works-for-you 2017-02-16T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/buying-vs-leasing-business-equipment-what-works-for-you 68+ million dollars in California Competes Tax Credits available in March <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/2017_Cali_competes_tax_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="California Competes Tax Credit" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> <p>Through ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/68-million-dollars-in-california-competes-tax-credits-available-in-march 2017-02-09T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/68-million-dollars-in-california-competes-tax-credits-available-in-march Overcome your business concerns in 2017 <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Overcome_business_concerns_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Overcoming your business concerns" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" /></p> ... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/overcome-your-business-concerns-in-2017 2017-01-26T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/overcome-your-business-concerns-in-2017 Owning commercial real estate could help your business <p><img src="/images/resources/blog/Owning_your_building_300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="Owning commercial real estate could help your business" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;"... http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/owning-commercial-real-estate-could-help-your-business 2017-01-19T09:00:00 http://www.calbanktrust.com/blog/owning-commercial-real-estate-could-help-your-business Mobile banking is trending — Do you use it? 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