COVID-19 DISASTER LOANS: HELP WITH PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM AND ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN GRANTS

The Coronavirus COVID-19 has spurred the US Government to act with unprecedented speed with the signing of the CARES Act and a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide relief for…

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THE OPERATING MANUAL FOR BUSINESS

There are a litany of books on businesses and how to run them.  Reducing all that information to a sort of “how-to” or operating manual is not so common though….

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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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THE BURGEONING WOMEN’S ECONOMY: THE SIZE OF THINGS TO COME

It’s time to pay serious attention to women’s wallets and wants. Referred to as the “SheEconomy” in some circles, womens’ influence rapidly continues to grow.  Consider their growing purchasing power:…

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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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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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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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$80 MILLION OF NON-DILUTIVE VOUCHER FINANCING MAY BE AVAILABLE TO SMALLER LIFE SCIENCE COMPANIES

You may be eligible for financing if you meet two conditions. If you: 1)   Have a new chemical entity, which can effectively treat the following: (a)  Rare tropical diseases –…

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