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Businesses in Central Valley find expansion aid through Success Capital

From left, Laurie Avey, Marsha Carr and Beatrice Perez comprise the team at Success Capital in Modesto.

MODESTO—Growing a business can be tricky. Thanks to organizations like Success Capital, expanding a location or opening a second or even third shop is possible.

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Seismic shift: new California independent contractor test

In a groundbreaking new decision, the California Supreme Court recently announced a significant change in independent contractor law, adopting a modified “ABC” test for determining whether an individual is an employee under the California Wage Orders. Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, No. S222732 (Cal. Sup. Ct. Apr. 30, 2018).

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Consider the reasons behind complete rebranding

When a potential client comes to me with a request for a full rebrand, the first question I ask is, “are we simply putting lipstick on a pig, or is there a rational business case for rebranding?”

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IRS: offshore voluntary disclosure program coming to end

The Internal Revenue Service announced that its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) will end on Sept. 28, 2018.

For those unfamiliar with the OVDP, it’s a voluntary program within the IRS that permits taxpayers to disclose foreign financial assets and offshore activities without exposure to criminal prosecution and subject to reduced penalties.

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Southwest Offset three-time winner at Print Excellence Awards

LOS ANGELES – Southwest Offset Printing has been named a three time “Best of Category Winner” for Cookbooks for clever root Magazine, Web Press Printing for Lowrider Scene Magazine and Fashion/Popular Culture Magazine for Locale Magazine at the 2018 Print Excellence Awards. Print Industries Association Inc. of Southern California (PIASC) named the 2018 award winners at the Annual Graphics Night (www.piasc.org), which took place in the City of Industry, California on the Friday, April 13.

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June 2018 Issue

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F&M merger approved by shareholders

Farmers and Merchants Bancorp, the holding company for F&M Bank headquartered in Lodi, announced the approval by shareholders for the bank to merge with Bank of Rio Vista.

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