The Death of the Annual Performance Review

If you have employees, you probably also have a process to help them understand how they are doing on their job performance. There’s a new trend in large companies to kill the annual performance review and replace it with continuous, instant feedback as well as a tool called an after-action review.  This trend is the […]

The Entrepreneur’s Paycheck

As business owners, we may be so busy making sure the bills get paid and the product gets out the door that we may not be quite as proactive about our own compensation.  To pay themselves, many new business owners take what’s left after employees and vendors have been paid, and that ends up being […]

CA Secretary of State – Rejected Corporate Documents

Why do documents get rejected? There are numerous reasons why rejected corporate documents get returned from the CA Secretary of State. Below are some common errors that may cause for rejection: Name is not available for new entity formation Incomplete forms Address does not meet requirements Agent for Service of Process is not correctly listed […]

Tools to Run Your Business

If you stop to think about what it takes to make a business successful, it’s not solely based on the average number of sales you make.  Technology is as powerful as a person’s ability to make sales. Selecting the right type of tools to run your business will help increase efficiency and profitability. Below is […]

FAQ’s on California Secretary of State Business Filings

Please see the most frequently asked questions when filing documents at the California Secretary of State below. Feel free to contact us at (916) 480-1225 or click here if you would like one of our agents to contact you!   Q: How long will it take to file my Secretary of State documents? A: The […]

5 Things to Avoid when Starting Your Own Business

Starting a business won’t come easy to A LOT of us.  There are a lot of things to learn when embarking on this journey. We may find ourselves handling situations on a trial and error basis. Or if we’re lucky, we might end up with a team that help make the load just a bit lighter. Questions […]

5 Keys to Building a World-Class Internship Program

As a summer intern with an east coast consultancy, I worked 80 hours a week scrubbing data for an econometric model of longwall mining. It was as terrible as it sounds. I had the classic intern experience — a constant flood of tedious, low-value work. Here at Vivint, we decided to build an internship program […]

Don’t Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

As long as consumers have problems, they will always search for solutions. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to accomplish everyday tasks. And fortunately for entrepreneurs, there are still lots of rooms for improvements in existing products. That said, the biggest issue for most founders is finding these painful problems and […]

What is a Sole Proprietorship?

A Sole Proprietorship is a type of business entity that is owned by one person making this person the “sole” owner. Such entity has no legal distinction between the owner and the business. It does not require complex state filing documents and allows individuals to report their business income and expenses on the individual’s tax returns. If you […]

Keeping Overhead Expenses Low

Tips for Keeping Overhead Expenses Low for your Business Out of control overhead costs can cut into your business profits. Among other challenges, overhead costs is the greatest challenge that business owners face. Overhead costs are expenses that are not directly involved in providing of services or producing goods. In order to run a successful business, […]