Take care of your clients by taking care of your staff

Taking care of our awesome clients means taking good care of our fabulous employees! Getting to know our staff and their families is an important component of how we do business.

Lorraine and Dave recently hosted the entire staff with their spouses and children to a home cooked meal and BBQ at their ranch home. Even the chickens, cats and dogs got into the fun of the day. Continue reading “Take care of your clients by taking care of your staff”

Mandated dance time serves our business well

Dancing at work for team focus

In our office, we have mandated DANCING twice a day….

Yes, you read that right. I (Dave Wilson), was a skeptic as a 50 year old guy that has never felt the need to dance. In our office, our employees start each day with dance/club type songs and again right after lunch. If one of our clients are in the office, they will be asked to join in.

The difference has been noticeable. Attitudes are better, our team members seem to be more energetic, and even those who are hesitant to awkwardly put themselves out there are getting their groove on.

The heightened state that a person gets into right after rigorous activity seems to let the information in the morning staff meetings soak in a bit deeper, answer questions a bit easier, and our team getting together promotes sharing their great ideas.

My beat-up body seems to have more flexibility and is less achy going through the day. My focus has been sharper, and new ideas seem to come easier.

As our company’s Executive Manager and Safety Consultant, I did some research about why dancing is a good thing for my employees and how the “lost” time involved can actually benefit my fiscal bottom line.

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Are you ready for the next disaster?

emergency funds

Americans from every walk of life have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. These stressful circumstances make having access to your banking, insurance, medical, and other records crucial for the process of recovery without frustrating delay. Take the time now to collect and secure your critical information to give you peace of mind.
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Introducing our safety services to save you time and money

Our goal is to enable your business to be even more profitable. That’s why we’ve expanded our services from accounting and payroll, to include the expertise of Dave Wilson in Safety and Compliance. You can trust Dave as an OSHA certified instructor with 30 years of experience working with regulations at the county, state and federal levels.

Do your new full time or seasonal employees need training? We offer safety training to meet your needs, as you need them. We are experts in designing programs tailored to your business whether you’re a new business or a veteran.

Do you have an in-house safety professional that is over worked and needs some assistance to get up to date? We act as an independent safety auditor to go through your facility and partner with you in safety compliance. We have the expertise to provide you with solutions that not only keep you current with the newest regulations, but also save you money.

What benefits can you expect?
• Cut overhead costs with increased efficiency
• Correct potential problems with our pre-OSHA inspection service
• Reduce injuries, loss and their associated costs
• Stay up to date on safety regulations required to keep your business compliant
• Provide you with safety manuals specific to your company / industry needs
• Lower insurance expenses with greater insurance market access
• Deduct our service as a 100 percent business expense

We provide safety consulting for a wide range of industries, including but not limited to; manufacturing, construction, agriculture, wine, food service, entertainment and transportation.

We guarantee measurable results and your satisfaction. Why put off getting your company’s safety program in place and up to date when you can start saving money now?
Call Dave Wilson today at 805-226-8790 or email for your FREE consultation.

THANK YOU as we celebrate our 11th anniversary!

YOU are why we have grown from our humble beginnings in a tiny office with a single desk and file cabinet, to the 2 story yellow Victorian house at 1233 Vine Street.

We have been sprucing up our offices with woodsy laminate flooring, a hefty conference room table with a 60 inch monitor for client meetings, updated restrooms, as well as a fresh new sign and sunflowers in our brick planter to welcome you.

Come in, say hello and check out our beautiful renovations to better serve you.

Pardon Our Dust

Our Victorian building is currently being renovated inside: new paint, ceiling fans and a wood plank reception counter to spiff up the office. We’re also adding a new conference table and a 60″ monitor in our meeting room.

So pardon our dust for a bit longer and come take a peek at our updated décor in a few more weeks.

Track or Lose Money

Wilson Mini Cooper

When you’re constantly in your vehicle for work — going to and from client meetings, out-of-the-office consultations and the occasional trip out of town — keeping track of the miles you spend on the road can be challenging. Tracking these work-related rides could mean hundreds or thousands of dollars in savings a year, as the IRS mileage rates are 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven.

You can find a FREE app to utilize the GPS on your cell phone to track your miles.Using a mileage tracking app makes it easy to keep an accurate record so you can confidently deduct these expenses at tax time. One free app is MileCatcher, or pay a small fee for TripLog or MileIQ

Or, you can buy a small log book (usually just a few bucks) to write down your miles and keep in your glove box available at most stationary stores.

Will the New Minimum Wage Law Affect Your Business Now or Later?

As of 2017, California’s minimum wage is scheduled to gradually increase to $15 by 2022 for large employers and 2023 for small employers. Here’s a quick peek at the timeline:

Large employers with 26 or more staff:

January 1, 2017 $10.50
January 1, 2018 $11.00
January 1, 2019 $12.00
January 1, 2020 $13.00
January 1, 2021 $14.00
January 1, 2022 $15.00

Small employers with 25 or less staff:

January 1, 2018 $10.50
January 1, 2019 $11.00
January 1, 2020 $12.00
January 1, 2021 $13.00
January 1, 2022 $14.00
January 1, 2023 $15.00

Learn more about the California minimum wage changes.