COVID-19 STARTUP UPDATE: IMMEDIATE ACTIONS TO TAKE

The Coronavirus COVID-19 has the potential to become the most disruptive economic event in more than 100 years. The medical impacts are tragic and the anxiety of unknown outcomes prior…

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ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT JOINING A STARTUP? SOME TIPS TO CONSIDER

Let me start by stating the obvious: all startups companies are not created equally.  There are, indeed, a lot of similarities, such as a driven passion by the Founder(s) eager…

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Succession Planning and the New Year

Reflecting upon the events of 2019, I feel one of the most troubling was an event that occurred as a large project was coming to an end. As the project…

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SUCCESSION PLANNING AND THE NEW YEAR

Reflecting upon the events of 2019, I feel one of the most troubling was an event that occurred as a large project was coming to an end. As the project…

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NEW DATA PRIVACY LAWS GREATLY INCREASE A COMPANY’S CYBERSECURITY EXPOSURE

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect and most companies are not ready to deal with its impact on their businesses. This is largely because…

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TOP FIVE START-UP MISTAKES

Entrepreneurs are often brilliant, as they think outside the box and have no shortage of passion for their next new ideas. These market disruptors and market creators will continue to…

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DEALING WITH THE BAY AREA WAGE FRENZY

Recent reports on tracking compensation – published by PayScale and Glassdoor* – show swelling salaries for professionals in technology roles. As companies now increase the use of computing power for…

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IS YOUR COMPANY GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ITS CRM SOLUTION?

ARE YOU USING YOUR SOLUTION EFFECTIVELY? For the last twenty years, organizations have invested billions of dollars in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, as well as their follow-on complementary solutions…

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WHEN TO ADD FINANCIAL EXPERTISE IN A GROWING BUSINESS?

Of the many decisions a business leader faces with a growing enterprise, decisions about when (and at what level) to add financial expertise can be one of the most obscure. …

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SUDDEN WEALTH

I just got off the phone with an old friend – a musician – who called in a panic. He was beside himself and for a moment I thought maybe…

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