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

Grow Your Business Through Mentoring

— by Eve Gumpel Whatever your business goals, whatever stage you have reached in your business, NAWBO-OC’s Mentoring Program can help. The program is designed to help women succeed in business by pairing them with a mentor for nine months. … MORE

A Current Customer May Be Your Best Potential Sale!

— By Trina Fleming One thing that has always bothered me is how magazines love to give new customers gifts with their subscriptions. Why is it that the new customer gets all the treats and the one who has been … MORE

New Federal Overtime Law

by Colleen McCarthy The Department of Labor’s long-awaited new federal overtime rule will take effect December 1, 2016. Under the new rule, employees must earn a minimum of $47,476 per year to qualify as exempt from overtime. This new threshold … MORE

Interested in Applying for $75 Million in Tax Credits?

— by Aneeta Kumar Earlier this week, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced a series of live and online workshops designed to help businesses apply for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC). A total of $243.3 … MORE

Staying in Control

— by Dana Heyde In case you aren’t up on what novel is the “it” book of the moment, let me tell you that it is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Truthfully, it wasn’t my favorite novel by her; … MORE

Someone Else’s Shoes

— by Judy Rose For anybody in business, especially a service business, you often walk a line between doing things your way (after all, it’s your business) and making your client happy (it’s her money). Most of the time, there’s … MORE

California Fair Pay Act – Public Policy Blog

— by Brenna Johnson On January 1, 2016, California’s new Fair Pay Act became effective. This new law strengthens the state’s existing Equal Pay Act with the intent of eliminating the gender wage gap. In California, a woman working full-time … MORE

Niche Networking

— by Dana Heyde One of my favorite networking events that NAWBO-OC offers is Golf With the President held monthly at the beautiful Tustin Ranch Golf Club, one of our corporate partners. I find that it’s easy to bond with … MORE