Fidelity News and Personal & Business Finance Tips
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
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…
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
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
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
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
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….