Ancestral DNA Test Can Fill In Gaps - by Gary Patrone

By  Gary Patrone

Question: I know through family discussions, that my ancestors came from Europe. With the buzz about ancestry DNA testing, I’m wondering if testing myself would tell me anything new about my heritage.

Answer: Family discussions about ancestry are comforting but essentially folklore passed down through generations. Information can be left out for sensitive reasons or simply forgotten over time. Ancestral DNA testing may hold information to help make new discoveries about your family’s past, your cultural roots, as well as confirm information in your family history.

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Which Matters More: Intention or Action? by Marcy J. Maslov

By  Marcy Maslov
January 30, 2014. Big Boss calls you into his office to promote you to supervisor.  He hands you the employee files and then tells you to fire one of your team for poor performance.  You suspect the real reason is because this person is a great worker but not a “team player.”  So instead of firing her, you decide to help her define performance measurements without telling Big Boss.  Is this ethical leadership? (-e-Factor!® scenario)
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Don't let self-imposed beliefs limit your success! by Gary C. Laney

Every year, we each have the opportunity to consider our previous successes and failures, to revitalize our personal business plans and to commit to higher ground. In the sports world, there is a concept called "PR" (personal record) which basically means achieving a "personal best". I like to think of each year as a new opportunity to achieve a PR in business. Transcending or breaking previous records is not easy and can feel unobtainable so I decided to do a little research and consider, historically, what others have said about limitations. In 1899, Charles H. Duell, Commissioner of the U.S.

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Emotional Self-Management - by Susan Curtin

By  Susan Curtin


“Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision, or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal: Great leadership works through the emotions” (Goleman, Boyatzis, McKee, 2002).

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Why Do You Need Referrals?

Why Do You Need Referrals?

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Things To Know About Business Banking Accounts and Loans - by Marie Crivello

By Marie Crivello

Vice President, Bank of Southern California


We save clients money just by banking at Bank of Southern California.  Below are just two examples of the cost saving and special services we offer our business clients.

Account Analysis:

Account analysis is a type of business checking account where the clients receives earnings credits instead of interest. The earnings credit rate at Bank of Southern California is 1.25% which is much higher than other banks. This means businesses that bank with us will earn higher earnings credits which they can use to offset service fees.

SBA Loan Alternative:

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LinkedIn is Not an Option - Debbie Harris

By Debbie Harris, MA, President

Every professional needs to recognize the importance of having a professional, fully optimized profile on LinkedIn.  LinkedIn has become the foremost social networking site for professionals to engage with each other; companies to look for talent and promoting business to business relationships.  In addition to Advanced Search capabilities in LinkedIn, your LinkedIn profile is often the first thing that comes up when someone Google’s you.  What impression are you making with your profile?

Is your picture reasonably current and professional?

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How Can You Increase The Number of Quality Referrals You Receive?

By Gary Laney CEO at Trustegrity


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What makes a business successful?

What makes a business successful? About 50 percent of small businesses fail within the first year of business. A business can fail for many reasons. Some of them are the lack of understanding of prospects, conversions, lifetime customer value, profit margins, retention and their effects on business.

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Podcast 2 - Why you must belong to a networking group?


Trustegrity Podcast Transcript

Trustegrity is an invitation only membership community for entrepreneurs, professionals and trust advisors dedicated to success. Trustegrity provides a platform for networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration. To find out more, visit

Today I want to talk about “Why you must belong to a business group,” if you want to grow your referrals and increase your network. There are a lot of different ways for people to go out and find new connections and network with people but the one problem with not being part of an actual group is it’s not going to be systematic.

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