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Manage Risk, Leave Room for Growth

Manage Risk, Leave Room for Growth

Risk aversion is a natural tendency during times of uncertainty, but experts suggest this is exactly when you should also be doubling down and optimizing your company for growth.

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Stand Up to Stand Out

Stand Up to Stand Out

Once considered a noble sacrifice disconnected from profit, organizational purpose is quickly becoming the driving force in sustained profitable growth for businesses across sectors. 

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Understanding Annuities

Annuities come in a number of variations, and, as with any investment, the more you understand how the tool you are using fits your needs, the better.

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Strategy Scorecard

Once you’ve established your vision and the strategy necessary to achieve that vision, determine key measures of performance to ensure that your strategy is being implemented well. 

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Improving Cash Flow

Learn how to keep your business in the black by collecting your receivables as quickly as possible while slowing down your payables.

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Playbook for Success

Learn how strategy maps and scorecards can help you clarify your goals and show your team how to work together to turn objectives into results.

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How Annuities are Taxed

The tax implications of annuities depend on the type of annuity, how you receive payouts, and whether funds invested are pretax or after-tax.

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Financing Your Franchise

Whether you’re looking to expand to another location or aiming to build out the franchise you currently own, there are a few key things to keep in mind.

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Time is Money

In business, time can become profit or loss. No matter your industry, here are three ways you can make sure your team’s approach to time is helping the company’s bottom line. 

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Strategy Session

Is your strategy causing a growth stall? Here’s how you can build the clear path needed to grow your business.

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Campaign Calculator

When creating a marketing plan, assess the available platforms, address your target demographic, and adopt a lucrative strategy.

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Grow Together

Has your business ever thought of a partnership to help drive sales? Here's why your company should consider one.

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Avoiding Company Culture Shock

Hiring people who exemplify “culture fit” promotes company stability, improves individual job performance, and ensures a candidate’s longer tenure at a company. Sometimes, however, the only way to grow is to change.

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To Rent or to Buy

Stuck on whether renting or buying is the right move for you? Here’s a list of reasons to rent and reasons to buy to help with your decision making process. 

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Trump Cards

Stay up-to-date with the Trump administration, their executive orders, and how they may affect your business.

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Reinvest For Success

Here’s how repurposing and reinvesting business finances helps leverage and increase outside investors and overall opportunity for your business's future growth.

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Meet and Greet

Are you stuck in a business rut? Challenge yourself and your team to get out there and start networking to help fuel growth.

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From the CEO

An update and a look at strategy with Sterling National Bank President & CEO, Jack L. Kopnisky.

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Service is an Experience

By analyzing the past, present, and future experience patterns of your clients, you can take your business’s customer service experience to the next level. 

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