Managing Holiday Expenses

Provided by Credit Union of Southern California According to a 2017 survey from mobile startup Varo, 74 percent of Americans say they often fail to budget properly for the holidays. And so many end up racking up holiday debt, particularly on credit cards. The problem is that debt on credit cards tends to linger past…
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The Vaping Dilemma

Blog provided by Mark Scott, LAADC, SAP There have been a number of stories recently about people dying from vaping.  The main reason seems to be the use of e-cigarettes bought from unlicensed vendors and with substances that contaminate the product.  Vitamin E added to the vape module has been signaled out as one of…
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7 of the Many Ways the SBDC Can Help Your Business

Provided by Small Business Development Center (SBDC) When running a small business, multiple factors can contribute to its lasting success or premature demise. Conducting effective marketing, hiring the right staff, securing a timely small business loan, and implementing e-commerce and social media strategies are just a few of the many responsibilities that are critical to a company’s long-term viability.  While focusing…
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A Spare Bedroom Can Change a Student’s Life

Jovenes, Inc adds a new housing program, Host Homes, to get homeless youth off the streets Los Angeles, CA— Jovenes Inc, a non-profit organization working with youth (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness throughout East and Southeast Los Angeles, expands their services by adding a short-term housing program called Host Homes. The Jovenes’ Host Homes program is…
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Customer Loyalty Programs That Actually Add Value

Did you know it costs a business about 5-10X more to acquire a new customer than it does to sell to an existing one? Not only that but on average, current customers spend 67% more than new customers.  In light of statistics like these, businesses must think about what they are doing to keep their customers coming back to their business. And…
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