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5 Essential Tips for Growing Your Business

Small Business Trends – Larry Kim (06/11/14) To say that getting a business off the ground is hard work would be an understatement. Whether you’re still drafting your first business plan or recently opened your store, starting and running a business can be an exhilarating – and terrifying – experience. Read the Article on smallbiztrends.com

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85% of Small Businesses Get Customers Through Word of Mouth

Small Business Trends – Anita Campbell (06/04/14) Verizon, in conjunction with Small Business Trends, conducted a survey of Philadelphia small business owners in May of 2014. One of the questions was: How do your customers find out about your business? The answer was telling – and not because it was a surprise. It was telling…

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Stay Ahead of the Higher Rate Curve

In the past few years, low interest rates have driven a wave of home refinances and created substantial increases in loan volumes. For many mortgage brokers and originators who focused on refinances, profitability hasn’t been a significant challenge. Joe Bauer, Vice President, Fidelity Bank As published in Scotsman Guide’s Residential Edition, December 2013 Bauer_ScotsmanGuide_1213

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10 Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life

Inc.com – Deborah Peterson (05/27/14) Most people understand that to be successful they need to network. But actually going out and doing it is another matter. Read the Article on Inc.com

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How to find a banker who adds value to your business

Twin Cities Business Journal – Andy Birol (May 20, 2014) Andy Birol, contributing writer at the Business Journal, gives an interesting perspective on the relationship between bankers and business owners. Read the Article on bizjournals.com

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A jolt of needed confidence for Minnesota manufacturers

The Star Tribune – Editorial Board (05/19/14) Recent rains and the forecast calling for warmer weather are hopeful signs for Minnesota agribusiness. Meanwhile, there’s another essential sector of the state’s economy showing springtime optimism — manufacturing. Read the entire article at startribune.com

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Lose Your Biggest Customer? Here Are 9 Steps to Recovery

Inc.com – Brent Gleeson (05/14/14) No business has a perfect record when it comes to retention. Even your best customers will eventually move on at some point, and not necessarily because of a lack of performance on your end. When you come to terms with this reality, you’ll be better prepared for when it happens….

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