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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 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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Insights

How planning now will lead to big tax savings next spring

Unless paying more tax than is required is desirable, proactive tax planning is a very good idea as many opportunities for tax reduction require action in the year preceding the filing of tax returns.

A look at how HRAs can be useful in gauging whether to go self-insured

The goal of an HRA is to lower health care costs, but it also helps you set ground rules for your plan.

Why rejection can be a great tool to securing a loan for your business

Strong character can be a crucial asset in securing a loan from your bank.

What the AICPA’s new SOC 2 guidelines mean to your organization

Just three years into SOC 2 reporting, the AICPA has made a comprehensive effort to improve SOC 2 reporting standards. Why?

Reasonable accommodations: Interaction with and providing leaves of absence to a disabled employee 

When an employee requests a leave of absence because of a disability, employers have two separate duties: 1) interact with the employee; and 2) provide a defined period of leave so the employee can obtain treatment and recover, as a reasonable accommodation. But if that employee seeks ongoing, or more successive weeks off from work, […]