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Employee Retention Strategies

Monday, September 10, 2018

These days, it’s only getting harder to find quality candidates. The unemployment rate is low (4.1%) and sinking. Your job-market competitors are getting desperate too, and they will stop at nothing to get the best people they ca .. Read more


3 Ways to Expand Your Job Applicant Pool

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The term “war for talent” was coined by McKinsey’s Steven Hankin in 1997 and popularized by a book of the same name in 2001. It refers to the rise of ever fiercer competition to recruit and retain employees when too few wo .. Read more


Could Your Business Survive a Disaster?

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

While no one wants to think about how a major disaster might affect their business and their livelihood, the cruel facts are that it happens to entrepreneurs every day. No disaster plan can prepare you for every contingent, but a little for .. Read more


4 Ways For Your Small Business To Earn More This Holiday Season

Thursday, October 22, 2015

As the “most wonderful time of the year” approaches, consumer spending levels also reach their annual peak. Needless to say, this is also a crucial time for all businesses to have strong marketing plans in place and take advanta .. Read more


Top 5 Trade Show Shipping Mistakes

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Trade shows are commonplace for just about every industry you can name. Millions of attendees flock to trade shows each and every year, and, for the exhibitors, trade shows provide a unique opportunity for face-to-face interaction with thei .. Read more


3 Tips for Hiring and Retaining Small Business Employees

Monday, August 03, 2015

Surviving as a small business in today’s economy is no small feat. The process of hiring and retaining good employees may be new to you, however — so it’s important to do your research and due diligence to make sure you fi .. Read more


Breakfast with a Congressman

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alliance was proud to co-sponsor the annual Eggs and Issues breakfast meeting with the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. The event allowed local small business owners and Central Valley farmers an opportunity for a face-to-face dialogue with Con .. Read more


Small Business Workshop with U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Alliance is proud to be a sponsor of the Small Business Workshop that is being hosted by Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23). This free event, to be held on Saturday, May 31st at the Browar .. Read more


Turn the Tide of Taxes with HRAs

Monday, July 22, 2013

If someone showed you how to get a 30% discount on all your medical expenses in exchange for a little record keeping, wouldn't you jump at the chance to find out how? Business consultant Gene Fairbrother offers some advice to small business .. Read more


Alliance Members Weigh In on Legislative Topics

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Alliance Annual Survey gave members the opportunity to share their feedback on various topics including these key legislative issues. Question 1 The "Bush Tax Cuts" are set to expire at the end of this year for all taxpayers unless the Pr .. Read more