Friday, 28 April 2017

Information and commentary for the small business banking industry

Category Archives: Growing

06 Apr

Why small business owners should become thought leaders

Small business owners should always be thinking of ways to boost brand awareness. The more their brand is out there, the more customers they’ll gain. One of the best ways to do this is to become a thought leader in their industry.

23 Mar

Why small business owners might need short term financing

In previous blogs, we’ve looked at ways banks can help their small business customers to raise finance creatively, without having to resort to a business loan. But sometimes short term financing is actually the perfect solution.

17 Mar

Boost word of mouth with the ideal customer experience

The perfect business partner Running a small business these days is a 24/7 job. Business owners are living and breathing their business, and continually thinking of new ways to expand and grow. They’re forming and maintaining relationships with all kinds of key stakeholders – customers, suppliers, their competition… and most […]

08 Mar

How you can help your small business customers improve workplace productivity

Every business owner wants their staff to go the ‘extra mile’ and produce their best work. But it’s important to remember that people don’t become more productive overnight.

08 Mar

Helping small business customers to increase sales

As a small business banking partner, it’s likely that your small business customers are going to turn to you for advice, particularly if they’re experiencing financial difficulties.

20 Feb

Helping small business customers grow their business online

Increasingly, people are doing their shopping online. From books and DVDs to clothing and cars, e-commerce is here to stay.

02 Feb

Show your small business customers how to achieve sustainable growth

Achieving growth that‘s sustainable is never easy – pumping air into a business means the air needs to keep flowing, as well as avoiding anything that could deflate growth plans.

27 Jan

Tips to help your small business customers raise finance creatively

One of the main reasons that banks develop relationships with small businesses is finance. Usually it’s about lending solutions, but banks can – and should – cement their relationships with their small business customers further by offering finance solutions that aren’t just about loans.

13 Dec

How small businesses can grow through exporting

If your business is in a small market, sending your goods off to foreign lands opens up new opportunities to make sales otherwise unavailable to you. The opportunity can be endless. Overseas clients can be a great credibility boost to your business and once you have a track record as […]

12 Dec

The many and varied finance options available to small businesses

Small busineses aren’t limited to just borrowing from the bank. In fact, there are a lot of options out there, but typically business owners aren’t aware of them. For example, just because the bank turned you down doesn’t mean they still can’t help. The U.S. Small Business Administration has a […]