FinServ Frustration Pushing Entrepreneurs To Try Something New

https://www.pymnts.com/news/b2b-payments/2017/seed-ceo-brian-merritt-on-smb-banking/ By now, there’s no denying it: Small businesses (SMBs) aren’t happy with the service they’re getting from large financial institutions (FIs). Only a few months ago, researchers at FIS found that SMBs lament the lack of options for high-tech products and services offered by their banks, with 14 percent of small businesses surveyed having […]

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Use These 4 Tips to Expand Your Personal Brand on Instagram

Use These 4 Tips to Expand Your Personal Brand on Instagram http://www.business2community.com/instagram/use-4-tips-expand-personal-brand-instagram-01940512   Having a smart mobile marketing strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Leveraging your social networks to their fullest potential is also important for visibility. Instagram is one of the most widely used networks today that can help […]

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Apple Pay picks up 13 more US banks & credit unions

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/09/05/apple-pay-picks-up-13-more-us-banks-credit-unions Apple on Tuesday updated its U.S. Apple Pay roster with 13 more supporting card issuers, filling in an increasingly tiny number of regional gaps. The additions join a list of hundreds of participating banks and credit unions, most of them based in small sections of the country, a single state, or even just a […]

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LinkedIn’s Latest Feature Could Be A Game-Changer

http://www.business2community.com/linkedin/linkedins-latest-feature-game-changer-01912425 In today’s online marketplace, especially if you are a Business Coach or Consultant, the fastest, easiest and most effective way to win new business on LinkedIn is by getting your face, voice and personality in front of potential prospects. Online video is an ideal way to do this, because it instantly builds the “Know, […]

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Decoding the Psychology behind Consumer Behavior and Relationships

http://www.martechadvisor.com/articles/customer-experience/decoding-the-psychology-behind-consumer-behavior-and-relationships/ by Shabana Arora Relationships today are complex and unique. However, they have three things in common; chemistry, experience, and identity. These components can be found in customer and brand relationships as well. It is the chemistry and identity which attracts a customer to a brand, but the most important of all, it is experience which […]

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What the Science of Consumer Behavior Teaches Us about Content Strategy

http://www.skyword.com/contentstandard/creativity/what-the-science-of-consumer-behavior-teaches-us-about-content-strategy by Nicola Brown   In this age of big data we have more information at our fingertips than we even know what to do with. These days, algorithms decide for us what’s important and who our target audiences are down to the length of their toenails (almost). Why, then, are brands still struggling to get […]

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Auto Lending Default Rates Setting Off Alarms

http://www.businessinsider.com/jpmorgan-gordon-smith-on-auto-lending-2016-9 Nepalese mechanics inspecting a 1939 Daimler-Benz.Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters There is a lot of talk out there about the auto-loan market right now. The default rates for auto loans in oil-producing regions in the US have been jumping, while hedge fund honcho Jim Chanos has said the auto-lending market should “scare the heck out of everybody.” […]

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4 Things Can Improve Customer Experience Now Right Now

by Kyle Cebull http://www.business2community.com/customer-experience/4-things-can-improve-customer-experience-now-right-now-01639857#g8tJFOmFLj7Sqeer.97 Improving customer experience was one of the biggest goals for small to medium sized businesses in 2016. But now that we’re three quarters of the way through the year, have you really taken action to change customer experience in your organization? If you haven’t, it’s okay. Business operations can cause us to […]

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Irish Government and Credit Unions Launch Small Loans Scheme

  SUMMARY http://www.clare.fm/news/government-and-credit-unions-launch-small-loans-scheme The [Irish] government and Credit Unions have launched a small loans scheme, aimed at giving people another option to moneylenders. The ‘It Makes Sense’ loan provides emergency credit of up to 2-thousand euro for low-income families. The scheme has been trialed in 30 Credit Unions since last November. More than 200 loans were drawn […]

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Credit Union Closes Accounts Connected to Pot Businesses

http://pilotonline.com/business/banking/credit-union-closes-accounts-connected-to-pot-businesses/article_fb074b52-606c-58fe-a8ba-0e6a3ddcfa79.html http://www.newsminer.com/marijuana/fairbanks-banks-cautious-as-marijuana-industry-unfolds/article_780dd242-61f3-11e6-a52e-df50ba03261c.html Fairbanks banks cautious as marijuana industry unfolds by Amanda Bohman, abohman@newsminer.com FAIRBANKS — Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has restricted 10 personal accounts linked to people starting a marijuana-related business, a spokeswoman for the financial institution confirmed. It’s a preemptive strike meant to prevent scrutiny from the federal government as the marijuana industry unfolds […]

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