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Levi Strauss & Co.Chip Bergh is excited about the future at Levi Strauss & Co.

Learn how Chip Bergh helped reinvigorate an iconic brand and help make it great again.

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How Stanford University has evolved to become an even better proving ground for...

It’s safe to say that Stanford’s legacy of greatness when it comes to launching successful businesses is secure. But as the school entered the 21st century, there was room for improvement.

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Priceline.comJeff Hoffman thrives on turning big problems into even bigger business opportunities...

A good entrepreneur always has his or her eyes open to find that next great business idea.

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2015 Entrepreneur Of The Year® — Northern California

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program provides an enduring legacy to Northern California leaders, recognizing their vision and impact.

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What has the PCC done for your business lately?

Accounting and reporting requirements can be a significant burden for companies without the vast human and financial resources of larger enterprises. One organization is hard at work to make things just a bit more manageable for these middle market companies: The Private Company Council (PCC).

A look at what’s in store for the business community in 2016

Two hot topics California businesses will be thinking about as 2016 gets going are a minimum wage increase and a split property tax proposal for businesses that own real estate. Whether you view these changes as opportunities or challenges depends on your point of view, says JC Timmons, senior vice president, Southern California Corporate Banking, at Bridge Bank.

SBA loans can help your business in more ways than you might think

Small Business Administration (SBA) loans can be a great resource for businesses that are struggling to obtain funding from traditional lenders, but they should not be viewed as a loan of last resort, says Ken Mannina, senior vice president and regional sales manager at Bridge Bank.

Pre-work can help you more efficiently manage your claims

Risk managers typically don’t have the capacity to invest large amounts of time preparing for a loss that may never occur. But when you reserve a reasonable amount of time to prepare for certain losses that could be damaging to your business, the effort can more than pay for itself in the long run, says Zac Overbay, Senior Vice President and Partner at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

Uncovering valuable information beyond a candidate’s references

Many of today’s executives have short stays at several companies over their career, says Larry Ormsby, a partner at ON Partners. That’s why it’s increasingly important as an employer to work your network and talk to references beyond those provided on a candidate’s resume.