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With the many leave types available to employees, it is important to understand the possible employee entitlement and the requirements that an employer may face when a request is received.  Each scenario should be reviewed independently. Questions such as use of accrued time, continuation of benefits and reinstatement are but a few aspects that should…

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A company’s success ultimately depends on the performance of each member of the Team! Many organizations have difficulty in finding the balance between maximum employee performance, maintaining morale, and minimizing turnover.Techniques to Manage and Improve Employee PerformanceWe will review the steps you can take to ensure that you are successful in finding that balance  The…

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Understanding and complying with basic wage and hour guidelines should be of the utmost importance to a company. Keeping up with changing labor law requirements can be daunting. Not understanding the basic laws can have dire consequences.  The following information is intended to provide insight into the most basic labor requirements with focus on California…

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Want to know the one thing that at least one in three tech startups considered successful have in common? Mentors. According to a well-known survey of New York Tech startups by TechCrunch shows that those founders who were mentored by other successful founders in their field were three times as successful in many areas.  What…

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It’s pretty obvious that 2020 for many companies has been one they can’t wait to put in the rearview. Not only does it give more meaning to the expression “hindsight is 2020” but it also has been a year of painful but necessary transformation. However, for other industries this year has been an innovation opportunity.…

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Hiring Process Basics  Even during these challenging times, it is still a competitive market regarding finding the best candidates and maintaining a top quality workforce. As companies have had to retool and rebuild their workforce, and having a solid hiring process in place is critical.  Having to adapt to the changing environment created by COVID-19…

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Literally, EcoSprout wants to help you grow, and not just your investment portfolio. They want to help everyone grow food at home. In fact, the company is based on the belief that Every home should have an indoor farm to support their family with fresh produce. They want to provide the system, components, and knowledge…

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Startups often have a problem during the process of creating a viable product: you need money to develop that product, and that means you need investment funding. But without sales and revenue, most investors won’t touch you. It’s a chicken or egg type things. Which comes first? Sales and the resulting revenue or investor funding.…

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This common is almost as common a question as the classic, “Are we there yet?” posed by children on road trips. Because every startup needs capital to operate with, but how much? That question leads to several more, but the reality of the situation is: “It depends.”   There are three primary things to be…

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