Raising Money Via Private Placements

Back in January, I wrote about securities laws and how business owners need to...

Ask Barbara J. Lippard

Berkeley's Barbara J. Lippard is a counselor at East Bay SCORE, a local branch...

New Tax Threatens Oakland’s Small Businesses

Oakland retailers have shown signs of rebounding from the Great Recession in the past...

The Sustainable Economies Law Center Wants to Help You...

Berkeley attorney Janelle Orsi is the co-founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC),...

Rebuilding an East Bay Manufacturing Base

Mandela Parkway is ground zero for Oakland City Councilwoman Nancy Nadel's vision of maintaining...

Noncompete Agreements Are Also Nonlegal in California

You hire Joe to work for you. After learning everything he can, he quits...

Crafting an Elegant Exit Strategy for Your Small Business

Money generally winds up in one or more places after the sale of a...

Oakland’s One-Stop Service

Jane O'Hara brimmed with entrepreneurial spirit, but Oakland's bureaucracy daunted her. Then, while surfing...

The New Real Estate Boom Is in Short Sales

When Jose Diaz started handling short sales in 2007, just two of the thirteen...

Taking Care of Customers to Give Something Back

When Mike Hannigan and his business partner Sean Marx started an Oakland office supply...

A Primer on Medical Marijuana in California

In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215, which made it legal for people with...

To Buy or Not to Buy Your Office

Deciding whether to buy or lease commercial space for one's business requires balancing short-term...

Passing the Baton of Your Family Business

W. Randy Jones, the founder of Worth Magazine and author of The Richest Man...

Will Bus Rapid Transit Ruin Temescal?

Randy Reed is not a NIMBY. The co-owner of Reed Brothers Security in North...

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