Your line in the sand: Drawing (and owning) your territory enhances competitive advantage

Your line in the sand: Drawing (and owning) your territory enhances competitive advantage

Without a doubt, a retail or other customer-facing enterprise can pin a significant portion of its success to location. Whether a grocery store, bank branch or family medical practice, WHERE one is situated is a major factor in business success. Once location is...
“D cubed” is the equation to yield continuous improvement in account generation and banking relationships

“D cubed” is the equation to yield continuous improvement in account generation and banking relationships

It may not be the most glamours activity in the banking world, but for community banks to effectively compete against larger counterparts, some rote processes must be involved.  The following 3 steps of a continuous improvement sales process, though, may yield...
Their loss, your gain? The consequences of regulatory change could create opportunity for community banks

Their loss, your gain? The consequences of regulatory change could create opportunity for community banks

Small business owners and third party payment processors like PayPal and CashApp may soon have a common gripe with new IRS reporting rules that place more burdens on them both. As of January 2022, third-party payment network providers are required to send users a Form...
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Disruptions of any sort raise many questions for your business. Any market disruption could be considered a competitive threat. It may or not be a real competitor, but in the end if you fail to achieve your goal, you lost. We can prevent those losses. Since 1987,...
Desperate times, creative measures

Desperate times, creative measures

7 ways for grocers to gain customer attention when budgets are stretched “Improvise. Overcome. Adapt.” It sounds easy enough when a square-jawed, upright Clint Eastwood barks orders to a group of elite  Marines in the film Heartbreak Ridge. But for American consumers,...