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2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Northern California Awards

Since 1986, EY has celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of men and women who have followed and achieved their dreams, changing […]

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Jelly Belly Candy Co.Bob Simpson ensures Jelly Belly always does right by its product line

The Jelly Belly Candy Co.’s roots go back to Gustav Goelitz opening a candy business in 1869 in Belleville, Illinois — but the introduction of the company’s namesake candy in 1976 was what really put the business on the map. Today the beans represent 85 percent of sales, according to President and COO Bob Simpson.

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Hint WaterHealthy dose of flavor: Kara Goldin and Hint Water are converting more people into...

When Hint Water CEO Kara Goldin decided to get healthier and kick her diet soda habit, she couldn’t find a […]

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ShareThis Inc.Making the connection: How Tim Schigel and ShareThis brought Internet users together

Tim Schigel sensed where the Internet was headed and developed a platform that changed the way people connect. “I had […]

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Overtime exempt?  / The state’s new minimum wage law may cause employers to fret a bit 

On July 1, California’s minimum wage increased to $9 per hour — but there are some related issues that could have a larger impact on businesses than the increase in wages. The minimum wage increase not only raises regular and overtime wages, it also affects the classification standards of “overtime exempt” employees. In most cases, […]

CEQA abuse rises; what businesses should know if they need discretionary permits

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was signed into law in 1970, designed to ensure that when state and local agencies make decisions that impact the environment, the impact of those decisions is analyzed. What is becoming more common today, however, is that CEQA can be misused.

How a few simple controls can make the difference in fraud prevention

By and far, the most pervasive fraud risks to companies are cybercrime and internal fraud, so it's important for companies to take steps to better protect themselves from these risks.

What to do when your company is named in a personal injury lawsuit

Owners of midsize or growing businesses often overlook the simple things that, if done up front, would help them avoid a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Why employers need to be aware of the changes on the way for Medi-Cal

Expansion of Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was expected to generate as many as 2 million new enrollees by the end of 2014. With 1.9 million consumers already registered for the program by the end of March, however, and an additional 900,000 applications pending, the response has been even greater than anticipated.