May 19, 2017

This month we're featuring Robert Miranda, owner and founder of SmarTeks. Since opening his first location in Barstow two years ago, the business has expanded to a second location in Ft. Irwin.

Most impressively, Robert is still only 23 years old!

Robert, we're so impressed by your success! How did you get started in this business? Is this what you saw yourself doing?

I've been repairing since I was 13 years old. I stumbled into it out of childhood necessity - my family couldn't afford to buy the n...

May 17, 2017

News over the weekend of a massive scale cyber-attack on businesses and governments brought many distant fears to a grim reality. While the initial damages are now relatively contained, the aftermath of costs, repair, and extra security efforts have only begun. This global cyber-attack demonstrates a capability that is remarkably disruptive and effective against larger organizations. 

But beyond the truly sensational headlines about ransomware, there is another steadily growing threat to small bu...

January 20, 2017

Just over a year ago, Tecia Miller took over a business she had never imagined being part of. Since then, she's discovered the health benefits of frozen yogurt (really!), the rewards of creating a place where kids and families can hang out, and just how much good a sweet treat can do for our schools.

We talked with her recently about her plans for the future (floats and parties!), including an upcoming opportunity for you to enjoy a free shave ice.

How did you get started in this business? Is this...

January 17, 2017

Insurance companies are raising auto insurance rates to compensate for higher-than-expected losses. Here's why and what you can do about it.

The simplest and most effective change you can make? Obey hands-free laws. 25% of all accidents are caused by talking on the phone or texting while driving. 

There are also a number of changes commercial policy-holders can implement to improve their rates.

September 27, 2016

The California state legislature has modified the requirements for an officer or member of the board of directors to elect to be excluded from workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

What’s changing? 

California requirements for Officer Exclusion

When will change occur?

Policies effective January 1, 2017 and later

How will this impact you?

The requirement that 100% of the stock must be owned by an officer or director has been eliminated.

  • Officers or directors seeking exclusion must own at least 1...

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