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Stay Away from These 7 Mistakes When Growing a Business While in School

Stay Away from These 7 Mistakes When Growing a Business While in School

“What is one thing young entrepreneurs should NOT do while growing a business at college or while in high school?”

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Grow too Fast

Steve Budiono Joins Community 1st Bank as Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager

Steve Budiono Joins Community 1st Bank as Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager

Community 1st Bank has named Steve Budiono, who has nearly a decade of managerial experience in the banking industry, as Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager.

Budiono will help bolster the bank’s commercial lending services, working with business owners throughout Northern California.

“I’m excited about joining Community 1st Bank and being part of such a close-knit team,” Budiono said. “Community 1st has a great industry reputation and I really look forward to the close relationships with customers that take place at a community-focused bank.”

Budiono began his banking career with Bank of America in Palo Alto, where he served as Vice President/Business Banker from 2005 to 2008.

He relocated to the Sacramento region and began working for Westamerica Bank as a Vice President/Commercial Banker in October 2008.

Community 1st Bank Welcomes Lapkass as New Senior Vice President

Community 1st Bank Welcomes Lapkass as New Senior Vice President

Community 1st Bank has named Ulrike Lapkass, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the banking industry, as a new Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager for the bank.

An Auburn resident, Lapkass joins the Community 1st team to bolster the bank’s commercial lending services. She will work with business owners and investors throughout Northern California, primarily focusing on their financing needs.

“Our economy has made some positive strides in the past year, so this is a great time for any business owner to be looking for financing,” Lapkass said. “I am excited to join the dynamic team at Community 1st Bank.”

Lapkass began her banking career with Wells Fargo, where she was a Premier Client Manager for many years.

News10 My Neighborhood to receive award today at Kross Kountry-4-Kids Celebration

News10 My Neighborhood to receive award today at Kross Kountry-4-Kids Celebration

Kross Kountry-4-Kids A Journey-4-Justice Finishes April 14th

A BBQ celebration Sunday hosted by Folsom Harley-Davidson marks the conclusion of a two week cross country and back ride for Kross Kountry-4-Kids A Journey-4-Justice.  The Army Of Angels,the International Child Abuse Prevention Task Force, Folsom HOG and dozens of other groups will be in attendance at the event scheduled from Noon until 3:00 P.M.  The runs accomplishments, reviewing the current call to action over the next year to better protect children and making some major announcements about Kross Kountry-4-Kids 2014. will be covered.

Taylor Morrison Now Offering Communities in Elk Grove and Newcastle

Taylor Morrison Now Offering Communities in Elk Grove and Newcastle

The greater Sacramento area’s real estate market continues to improve in 2013, according to a recent survey by DataQuick, home prices are up and inventory is near its lowest point in more than five years. Taylor Morrison plans to help provide home shoppers more choices by launching two new communities in Elk Grove and Newcastle.

Barcelos at Madeira is Taylor Morrison’s newest Elk Grove community. Barcelos offers an all-new collection of single and two-story home designs ranging in size from 2,426 to 3,600 square feet with three to five bedrooms and up to 3.5 baths. Each Barcelos home boasts a gourmet kitchen with center island overlooking the adjoining family room and may include a bonus room or loft. The homes also offer three-car garages, optional guest suites and even Casitas. Barcelos is expected to Grand Open in early June, but is currently selling from Taylor Morrison’s Mirabela sales office and currently offering special pre-model pricing from the high $300,000s.

Placer Business Tweetup to Host Networking Event at Von Housen Mercedes Benz of Rocklin

Placer Business Tweetup to Host Networking Event at Von Housen Mercedes Benz of Rocklin

Placer Business Tweetup will host their 23rd networking event on Tuesday, March 19 at Von Housen Mercedes Benz of Rocklin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Placer Business Tweetup community has established itself as one of the more progressive business communities in the area with a focus on keeping business social, and on building strong relationships both in-person and through social media.

The event, which already has nearly 100 RSVPs, will hold a giveaway for an iPad® from Von Housen Mercedes Benz of Rocklin. The value of the tweetups goes far beyond the chance to win prizes though, as a result of previous Placer Business Tweetups new jobs have been created, businesses have started and business partnerships have grown.