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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Orange County

For 30 years, EY has celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of men and women pursuing innovation and entrepreneurial excellence in their businesses, their teams and their communities.

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The right people, who trust the leadership and solid core values can help make a...

Company culture varies, but tends to share a couple important traits. It’s custom built for each company and it includes core values.

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2015 Entrepreneur Of The Year® — Orange County

Results of the 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program, which recognizes the most deserving entrepreneurs in the Orange County region.

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The Habit Restaurants LLCIt’s about evolution, not revolution at The Habit Restaurants

How Russ Bendel has taken a successful burger restaurant and made it even better.

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Insights

Why your search for an investor has to be about more than just money

With such great effort needed to get your product out the door, you want partners you’ll be comfortable working with for extended periods of time. When you face challenges, as most growing businesses do at some point, the relationship you have with your financial partner can go a long way toward determining your future.

Transparency is key to maintaining strong ties with your bank

Communication is the lifeblood of any strong relationship, including the one that develops between a business and its bank. One of the keys to maintaining that strength through the ups and the downs is the willingness of the business leader to remain transparent when the times turn tough, says Jeffrey M. Whalen, senior vice president […]

The VC market is taking a pause, but the future still looks bright

VC investments reached a 15-year high last year as the sector capitalized on the relative weakness of other markets. But what goes up must come down again at some point and VC investing has slowed down in 2016. At the same time, there is still a great deal of capital available to be invested when the right opportunity presents itself.

During times of economic volatility, your bank can be a great partner

Financial institutions operate at the heart of our economic system and as such, are hyper-aware of market indicators and trends that can affect the credit quality of their customers. The more opportunities you have to keep your banker up to speed on what’s going on in your business, the better equipped he or she will be to work on your behalf.

Know your operating cycles and you’ll find working capital easier to manage

When you understand your operating cycle and how money is spent and earned in your business, you are better able to retain control of your valuable working capital. Michael Hengl explains what strong companies do to effectively manage their financial cycles.