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Businesses need to worry About employment taxes

Employee taxes just as important as other business taxes.

When most people think of the word “tax,” the first thing that usually comes to mind is the income tax levied by the IRS. This is natural as most everyone has to pay income taxes and we are reminded of that fact every April 15.
However, for business owners, employments taxes are just as important, if not more so.

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What if your business could talk to you?

What if your business could alert you to catastrophic issues that your business was going to face unless you made some type of correction? Items such as cash flow issues, loss of a key customer, a loss of trust with your customers, ineffective use of financial resources, decrease in morale and dedication of employees, loss of mission focus or even poor leadership. What if, similar to a “check engine” light, there was a “check cashflow” light that would turn red?

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Miracle Mile chooses new executive director

Jaime Watts has been chosen as the new executive director of the Miracle Mile Improvement District in Stockton.

STOCKTON—Jaime Watts knows what it takes to run an improvement district, operate a small business and draw thousands of patrons to a location. And now she’s bringing her expertise to the Miracle Mile Improvement District.

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Is your business adapting to the evolving digital marketplace?

Advertising in the digital marketplace used to be pretty cut and dry. Do this, don’t do that and—poof!—success. Those were the early years of internet development before everyone and their grandmother was tweeting across multiple platforms. As the years ticked by, the internet grew and changed, and so did the way people needed to approach it. Gone are the days of throwing up a site and stuffing a few keywords in so the search engines could pick it up. It is necessary now to be much more fluent in the language of technology to make a profit.

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Oak Valley relocates Turlock branch, supports revitalization

Oak Valley Community Bank’s Turlock location is getting ready for its big move. On April 9, the branch will take up residence at its new place at 241 W. Main St., in Downtown Turlock.

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BLS: Employment up 313,000; unemployment rate unchanged

The United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its latest data showing an increase in employment across the country. Meanwhile, unemployment numbers remain stagnant.

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Baking hobbyist turns passion into sweet business venture

Christina Fry, owner of SweetArts in Downtown Tracy, turned her passion for baking into a thriving business.

TRACY — When Alicia Yassin needed a four-tiered, gluten-free cake for her nephew’s baby shower, she knew exactly where to turn. A customer of six years, Yassin’s favorite baker, Christina Fry, had never let her down.

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