Contracts: Simple and Often Misunderstood Business Tools

— by Mahyar Ghassemian, Esq. Most business relationships start with a contract. This contract can be verbal, or written; very informal or formal, but let’s not forget that at the heart they are all contracts. Most business lawsuits also involve … MORE

How to Get Out of a Deposition

— by Dana Heyde Over the years, I have taken many depositions and can honestly say that most people did not like having their deposition taken. I completely understand their position. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure, I can … MORE

Big News at the NAWBO-OC Blog

— by Judy Rose After serving as your Blog Editor (sometimes called Blog Mom) for more than seven years, I’m handing the reins to Dana Heyde who, for nearly two years, has been helping me to generate what we hope … MORE

How Is It Possible to Have it All, Be it All, and Not Go Completely Mad?

— by Brandi Martin After joining NAWBO-OC, I was overwhelmed. How could I find the balance for me and everything else? Working women get criticized when we work too many hours or we aren’t with our families enough. When we … MORE

Over Sharing

— by Dana Heyde Like. Tweet. Post. Repeat. Our world has morphed into one where sharing is almost a requirement. Everyone is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. We share and share and share on social media, but is there … MORE

What Does Your Brand Voice Sound Like to Customers? (Part 2)

— by Liz Papagni Your brand voice is important. This is how your audience hears what you say and how you say it. Regardless of what you think you sound like, your buyer is the ultimate judge. Remember our American … MORE

Overcoming the Hurdles of Small Business Financing FDCs and CDCs: Invaluable Resources

— By Jenn Surface If you are like many other small business owners, gaining access to capital is a top priority for ensuring that your business can grow and succeed. Whether you need short- or long-term working capital, equipment, real … MORE

What Does Your Brand Voice Sound Like to Customers? (Part 1)

— By Liz Papagni Remember those horrifying American Idol auditions the network once gleefully aired? You know the ones – where the singer strutted into the room, bragged about how amazing he was, and then proceeded to screech the house … MORE

Do You Want to Secure Federal Procurement Contracts?

— By Jenn Surface Small businesses often struggle to generate revenue, but a contract with a federal agency can provide steady income to qualified organizations. If your small business has been established for over two years and is stable and … MORE

It Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely At the Top – Join NAWBO-OC’s Peer Advisory Board Program

— by Cynthia Hackler Flynn As most of us know, owning and operating a business can be one of the most rewarding aspects of life. But at times it can also be isolating, somewhat lonely, and even a bit scary, … MORE