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How to Create Niche Bank Products that Beat the Competition

(Co-authored by Tim Scholten & Aaron Schulman) Is it time you create your own Niche Products? If you think about organizations that are incredibly well known and have a brand that you can identify easily, they are either a niche company or have a niche product. A…

The Future of Banking – are you ready for 2030?

(Co-authored by Tim Scholten & Aaron Schulman) Let’s be honest- no one really knows what will happen in the next 10 years with our economy and the entire banking system… however, doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of “insanity”….

How your bank can use a simple story framework to build great content and draw in new customers

Every bank should have a solid content marketing plan. If your bank does not have one, you are behind the times. In order to have an effective content marketing plan, you have to have an individual or team devoted to creating content that is effective and a process…

WHY BANKS MUST HAVE A DIGITAL CONTENT MARKETING STRATEGY TO WIN IN 2021 AND BEYOND

Most banks have ZERO content marketing strategy or experience. What is content marketing? It’s publishing quality content online that serves your prospects and client base with helpful articles, tools and tips, and grows a steadily increasing flow of traffic to your…

Universal Banker Model – Time for a “Re-set”?

Pre-Covid, many community and regional banks had already transitioned (or attempted) to the Universal Banker (UB) delivery model in their branches.  The realization (or not) of declared objectives and/or value from these change initiatives has been questionable.  …

The 6 Keys to a Strategic Plan for Community Banks – part 2

In this article we share the 6 keys for a winning strategic plan for community banks, and the Market-Beating Strategy workbook to help your team get flawless execution and whole-team buy-in. You can read the first half of this in-depth article here. This article…

The 6 Keys to a Strategic Plan for Community Banks

In this article we share the 6 keys for a winning strategic plan for community banks, and the Market-Beating Strategy workbook to help your team get flawless execution and whole-team buy-in. This article includes:- Target Customers – Products – People – Delivery-…

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…

The Future of Banking – are you ready for 2030?

(Co-authored by Tim Scholten & Aaron Schulman) Let’s be honest- no one really knows what will happen in the next 10 years with our economy and the entire banking system… however, doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of “insanity”….

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