Friday, 9 December 2016

Information and commentary for the small business banking industry

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Small business lending partners for banks

November 16, 2016
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Small business lending partners for banks
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Why banks should be blogging

November 9, 2016
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Why banks should be blogging
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Investment options for small businesses

November 1, 2016
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Investment options for small businesses
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Understanding and managing cash flow

October 28, 2016
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Understanding and managing cash flow
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Help your customers make their business attractive to investors

October 28, 2016
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Help your customers make their business attractive to investors
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BDC Small Business Week kicks off October 16

October 14, 2016
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BDC Small Business Week kicks off October 16
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Help your small business customers calculate a charge-out rate

October 14, 2016
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Help your small business customers calculate a charge-out rate
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Why small businesses should make the move to cloud-based accounting

October 12, 2016
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Why small businesses should make the move to cloud-based accounting
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Looking ahead to BDC Small Business Week in Canada

October 6, 2016
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Looking ahead to BDC Small Business Week in Canada
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Why small business websites should be mobile-friendly

October 3, 2016
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Why small business websites should be mobile-friendly

Content marketing

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The fundamentals of successful content marketing

It can be difficult to establish a set of tactics that might make a certain content marketing campaign successful over another. But there are some basics to keep in mind, such as: Targeting a different niche. For example, a new tranche of content dedicated to exporters could be a point […]

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Getting the most out of social media

In keeping with today’s theme of using the internet to help grow a business, we’re harking back to one of our favorites – social media. It really should be a must for any small business’s marketing mix. Why? Mostly because everyone’s online these days. And of that, a majority are […]

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Making the most of online resources

The great thing about the internet for small business is that there’s almost an unlimited amount of resources out there that an help grow a business, and many of them are free. Small businesses should always be seeking to improve their cash flow, and one of the best ways to […]

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Keeping your content relevant heading into 2017

As we farewell 2016, it could be a good idea to review the content that your bank has published over the year and analyze it. What’s worked? What’s created the most interest? What’s generated the most traffic or engaged the most customers? Conversely, what content only generated the sound of […]

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The 2017 business year – help your small business customers look ahead

Maintaining that competitive advantage There’s so much competition among small businesses in the U.S. that it’s essential for business owners to remain up to date with what’s happening in their industry, so that they can maintain and improve their competitive advantage, as well as boosting their brand in the marketplace. […]

Advisor tip of the day

Communication costs

Communications costs can get out of hand. Keep an eye on staff cell phone use in particular and make them justify extra costs in terms of increased sales. Put undisciplined offenders on strict budgets or pre-pay packages. Encourage them to make ordinary phone calls instead.

Action tip

Regularly review communication costs against sales revenues.