Grocers seek new recipe for success with meal kits

If you want pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to cook and eat at home, your array … Read more

Business Notes for April 18, 2018

Crafty Chicks Road Show set Saturday Handmade, vintage, repurposed and upcycled items will be available … Read more

The long-term-care insurance dilemma

One of the most effective ways to protect your retirement savings from the high price … Read more

Credit card signatures are about to become extinct

For nearly a decade, Doug Taylor, a sales manager who travels often for work, has … Read more

Want to make employees more productive? Bring in the dogs

Hate leaving behind your furry friend while you trudge through the hours at work? Increasingly, … Read more

Take time to prep before writing a business plan

Each month, Tuolumne County SCORE provides a column in The Union Democrat on starting and … Read more

Business Notes for April 11, 2018

Funeral home hires new manager Heuton Memorial Chapel in Sonora has a new manager. Greg … Read more

Plan ahead to avoid higher Medicare premiums

You may be a couple of years away from claiming Medicare, but it’s not too … Read more

A cashless future

I didn’t mean to do it. It just sort of happened. But what began with … Read more

New tack store opens My Cottage Collection’s Equine Tack Shack will celebrate a grand opening … Read more

Is the Trump boom making it harder to see the next recession?

When big shifts like recessions are on the way, economists just aren’t very good at … Read more

Aging alone? Here’s how to plan for later years

Sarah Peveler lacks a support system that many older people count on: their adult children. … Read more

Tips get protection under budget bill

The $1.3 trillion budget bill passed last week will give stronger protections for the tips … Read more

Why the tax law might make your car payments go up

As the U.S. economy slowly recovered from the Great Recession over the past decade, the … Read more

Insurance is that rare product that you buy hoping you never have to use it. … Read more

Business Notes for March 21, 2018

Ice cream shop opens in Angels Camp A new business in downtown Angels Camp recently … Read more

Small Business Needs: Money!

This is article No. 8 of a monthly series published by SCORE. In December, we … Read more

Labor Department plan could let the boss pocket the tip

The Trump administration is moving to give restaurants and other employers more control over workers’ … Read more

Retirement: Use your second act to make a difference

An interview with Marci Alboher, vice president of, a nonprofit that encourages baby boomers … Read more

Consumer confidence helps, until it doesn't

Amid the constant turmoil in domestic and global politics these days, the economy’s steady expansion … Read more

A look inside Amazon’s store of the future

The first clue that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future hits you … Read more

How to know when it’s time to retire

The decision to retire is a personal one that’s as much psychological as financial. Aside … Read more

Program looking for people to learn construction-trade skills

A six-week training program designed to teach students basic construction skills and concrete forming and … Read more

Alexa, we’re still trying to figure out what to do with you

These days, you can find virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant in all … Read more

Event to showcase county business, nonprofits

About 30 businesses and organizations will take part Thursday in the 2018 Business Showcase at … Read more

Savings traps that foil savers

Most of us are aware that a sneaky set of psychological biases can trip us … Read more

Investors prod Apple on devices’ effects on children

A creator of the iPhone called the device “addictive.” A Twitter founder said the “internet … Read more

Business Notes for January 10, 2018

Collaborative offers training in construction A six-week training program designed for participants to learn basic … Read more

Set goals and create a plan for business

SCORE is a National organization and partner of the SBA with a mission of helping … Read more

Small business needs: Vision and strategy

SCORE is a national organization and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The … Read more

Cash might be king, but some businesses don't care

NEW YORK — The other day at Dig Inn, a just-opened lunch spot on Broadway … Read more

Six financial New Year’s resolutions and how to make them stick

For many, making New Year’s resolutions is an annual ritual — along with breaking them … Read more

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