Archive for October 2017

Five Tech Myths People Still Believe

Five Tech Myths People Still Believe

Most of us just want our technology to work when we need it, and when we have problems with it, we don’t dive into the details of how it runs — we just want it fixed. So it’s natural that we fall for the most convenient suggestions for resolving issues or getting the most life out of our gear. Unfortunately, some of those premises are false, and they can do more harm than good — and may even cost us money.

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13 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Profiles in One Hour or Less

13 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Profiles in One Hour or Less

Considering how much time people spend on social media everyday, it’s kind of funny—or is it sad?—that most of us find ourselves too busy to actually update and improve our profiles. Everyone’s busy, yet so many improvements to your social media profiles can be made in just a few minutes. Here are 13 easy ways to improve your social media profiles that, altogether, shouldn’t take you more than an hour. Time to close that game of Solitaire and get to work.

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Five Current and Future Credit Risk Trends at Community Banks

Five Current and Future Credit Risk Trends at Community Banks

According to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, credit risk continues to be the root of the most matters requiring attention issued by federal banking regulators, ranking as the top type of MRA at community banks for most of the previous 12 months. The mounting credit risk— along with the increased cost of compliance, low interest rate environment and general uncertainties—has made for anxious bankers. Five credit risk trends in particular warrant attention from community banks.

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For community banks, the branch isn’t dead — just different

For community banks, the branch isn’t dead — just different

With many banks shrinking their branch networks after the boom of the 1990s and early 2000s, and consumers warming to digital financial services, it’s fashionable in some circles to declare branches dead.

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Community Banks See Decline in Small Business Loan Volume

Community Banks See Decline in Small Business Loan Volume

While small business lending remains the core of the community banking business — with 98 percent of banks with less than $10 billion in assets offering small business loans — larger banks edged their smaller peers in total origination volume, according to a survey released last week by the Federal Reserve and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.

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The Best Ways to Tell the Hard Truth at Work

The Best Ways to Tell the Hard Truth at Work

Companies need candor from their employees, but bosses must take real steps to make clear they’re open to bad news and contrary opinions

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Does Your Gut Always Steer You Right?

Does Your Gut Always Steer You Right?

Weighing a big decision? Here’s what experts say about when to go with your gut or your rational brain—or some combination of both…

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Humpty Dumpty Too Traumatic? In This More Sensitive Version, He Survives

Humpty Dumpty Too Traumatic? In This More Sensitive Version, He Survives

B.M. Krishnan thought nursery rhymes were too negative, so he rewrote them; Miss Muffet shares her whey. CHENNAI, India—Like many Indians, B.M. Krishnan grew up with both local and Western nursery rhymes. Even as a child, he figured the English ones just didn’t make much sense. The tale of the downfall of Humpty Dumpty—universally and perplexingly portrayed as a giant egg with limbs—still upsets him. “It is saying something cannot be fixed, cannot be repaired. That is not something you tell a child,” Mr. Krishnan complains. “Why should Humpty be like that? So pathetic. Let him go to the doctor and be OK.” So Mr. Krishnan, an accountant, whipped up a different ending for the fragile freak of nature and in the process stumbled on a curious content concoction that has fueled the takeoff of an unlikely media empire.

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Sales Vs. Branding

Sales Vs. Branding

This one is really interesting and I have been thinking a lot about going deeper into the details to differentiate the articles I am sharing. I want to give you a piece that is going to be all about strategy and reveal some of the most important insights that I have about the difference between Sales and Branding. It’s really the key to my success.

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How to Get Clicks Without Resorting to Clickbait: 5 Easy Tactics

How to Get Clicks Without Resorting to Clickbait: 5 Easy Tactics

In this zany internet age, we’ve become more selective about how we spend our time on the world wide web. With zillions of internet articles to read on everything from politics to polar bears and limited time to devote to said reading, many people have become less willing to waste time searching for substance.

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