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

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