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12/22/2016

Top-4 Cyber Crime Threats to Small Businesses and Banks Alike

By Eugene Bekker Bankers and small business owners: protecting your business against cyber crime is now more important than ever. In 2015, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence ranked cybercrime as the No. 1 security threat in the country. Despite popular belief, cyber criminals actually prefer small businesses institutions simply because they are easier to…

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08/31/2016

Creating an Effective Board through Assessments and Succession Planning

“Choose your friends wisely.” “You are known by the company you keep.” “Surround yourself with amazing people.” If you’re anything like me, you’ve imparted these words of wisdom to your own children and certainly had them told to you on at least one occasion. We pass along this knowledge as the crowds you frequent influence…

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07/18/2016

Move Strategic Planning from Mundane to Game Changer

In bank and credit union boardrooms across the country, strategic planning sessions typically shake out in one of three ways: The stakeholders/participants are unevenly (or not at all) invested in the meeting, and so the entire session becomes obviously ineffective — from the moment everyone sits down at the table until the second the moderator…

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05/09/2016

Making Life Easier as a Small Marketing Team or a ‘Team’ of One

We work with a lot of bank marketers and hear a lot of the same comments over and over, especially from our community bank and credit union clients: This sounds great but my team is too small to make this happen It’s just me here and I wouldn’t have the time or expertise to do…

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03/23/2016

6 Ways Successful CFOs are Smarter than You (So Far)

When you look at how the CFO role has evolved in the past decade or so, you can’t help but think your predecessors had it easy. In the old days, the CFO’s thought processes might have gone something like this: Worry about emerging competition? That’s the development officer’s headache. Dazzle board members and investors? On…

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03/08/2016

4 Things Lenders Should Know about Their Customers But Probably Don’t

In a marketplace where it’s just as easy for a small financial institution to offer the services customers want most as it is for a large bank, it’s their level of personal touch that continues to -set them apart. Customers expect a very personal experience when they interact with their community bank or credit union….

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08/17/2015

Is Your Financial Institution Ready for Digital Natives?

If you’re the kind of person that likes statistics and meshes that with a love of marketing, the following from Pew Research Center is right up your alley: By the year 2020, 40% of the United States population will be “Digital Natives” and will account for up to 39% of the nation’s personal income. What,…

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