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What matters most for bankers right now

The “New Normal” is not here yet. This is how banks must transition while everything is still in transition…      ~ by expert bank strategist, Tim Scholten When the Pandemic hit in February, you and your team needed to immediately zero in on what mattered right…

Reignite your Bank Team’s Entrepreneurism

In this article titled “Community Banks Must Reignite Entrepreneurism to Remain Vital” by Jay Blanford, he highlights 4 ways banks can remain and become more entrepreneurial. https://thefinancialbrand.com/75281/community-banking-entrepreneurial-spirit 1- Have Passion…

What is the new normal for financial institutions?

During the pandemic customer behaviors have changed immensely. They needed to bank differently during the shelter at home quarantine. For many clients, this was an uncomfortable change, but one that ultimately worked and is something they may continue to do. The…

Is your financial institution ready for what’s coming next?

The current pandemic crisis could be short lived. Let’s pray that it is. It also could last for months, let’s pray it doesn’t. Regardless of the duration, many of your clients both individuals and businesses will be severely impacted, as will your own bank. What you…

3 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Business

As is often said, timing is everything in life and in business. The time will come when it makes sense to sell your company. Perform your due diligence, time the market just right and you will maximize the sale price of your business. Below, we delve into the three…

4 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail and how to make your’s successful

According to a study done by the University of Scranton, 39% of people in their twenties will achieve their resolution each year, whereas a dismal 14% of people over 50 years of age will keep theirs. According to another study, 75% of New Year’s resolutions will last…

FOCUS TIPS

Your ability to Focus is more than just a worthwhile thing to cultivate–it’s a critical factor in  your success or failure.  Getting things done is imperative, and focus is the key to getting things done. People who get things have more organizational value.  People…

When Commission TRUMPS Salary – One Mans Success Story

I have been working with a young man who we will call Jack. Jack has been in the Mortgage business for over 10 years, but worked only in the operations area. Jack decided that becoming a commissioned based Mortgage Loan Originator would be good career move. The first…

Want More Business? Meet Your Customers Where They Are Right Now

In 2010 I had several community bank and credit union clients that were challenged to grow their organizations. Unfortunately consumers were just not borrowing at that time. The question they were struggling with was how to grow an organization when consumers aren’t…

START-UP FUNDING IS SMART FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY BANKS

Fund Start-ups? Isn’t that something only the big banks do? Think again. For generations, community Banks have been the stewards of their customers and communities. They’ve been the incubators for innovation and taken financial risks on start-ups that have often…

Reignite your Bank Team’s Entrepreneurism

In this article titled “Community Banks Must Reignite Entrepreneurism to Remain Vital” by Jay Blanford, he highlights 4 ways banks can remain and become more entrepreneurial. https://thefinancialbrand.com/75281/community-banking-entrepreneurial-spirit 1- Have Passion…

What is the new normal for financial institutions?

During the pandemic customer behaviors have changed immensely. They needed to bank differently during the shelter at home quarantine. For many clients, this was an uncomfortable change, but one that ultimately worked and is something they may continue to do. The…

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