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Entrepreneurs, particularly in the wine business, can use the coming expansion of U.S. crowdfunding rules to convert “social equity” for the brand or operation into financial capital, and boost higher-margin direct-to-consumer wine sales at the same time, according to advocates of the funding method.
Eighteen construction projects have been selected for Business Journal’s 10th annual Top Projects in the North Bay awards.
At the end of its first fiscal year on its own, Santa Rosa-based Keysight Technologies' revenue was the same as the year before and quarterly revenue dipped 1 percent.
Petaluma is seeing a surge in business-expansion activity not seen since the Telecom Valley high-technology boom a decade and a half ago, with sizable new spaces being secured by homegrown companies Friedman’s Home Improvement, Clover-Stornetta, Amy’s Kitchen, First California Mortgage and Morris Distributing plus newcomers Allianz–Fireman’s Fund and Red Bull.
As employers in California have a much higher chance of facing an employee lawsuit than the national average, businesses can protect themselves by seeking expert advice, and with employment practices liability insurance. North Bay experts from George Petersen Insurance Agency and Farella Braun + Martel offer insights.