by in Culture, Fun Stuff, Small Business, Tips

Mentor vs. Coach – What’s the Difference and Which do I Need?

Whether you are stuck in a rut or crushing your goals – having a mentor or coach who helps you with your personal development can be a game-changer. The first step of course is finding someone you are comfortable talking to – but how do you know if you need a mentor or a coach […]

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Community outreach — How your bank can make a big impact (and get more customers)

With so much emphasis on online marketing and digital advertising, it’s easy to forget that one of the most powerful ways a bank or credit union can reach people is in the real world. We’re not talking about TV, radio, or print ads (although they can help) — We’re thinking of something a bit more […]

by in Marketing, Sales, Uncategorized

Why You Should Be Using Drip Campaigns

When someone subscribes to your email list, it’s important to capture their newfound interest by making a strong connection. The best marketers use drip campaigns to quickly interact with new fans in a short period of time. A drip campaign is an automated series of emails sent to your subscribers. The emails are sent on […]

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How to Get New Bank Customers with Beautiful Content like Blogging

We all know that switching to a new bank can be…well, painful. The more accounts you have, and the more you automate the banking experience, the higher your retention rate. That’s great for your existing customers, but it doesn’t help when it comes to attracting new people to your business. Most banks offer similar products […]

by in Entrepreneur, Must Read Blogs, Operations, Uncategorized

10 Habits of Hyper-Productive People

I’m Jenn (that’s not me in the picture). I’m known at the Red Barn as the Ops Beast – and I didn’t get that name by procrastinating. I take pride in being efficient and quick while still maintaining the level of quality needed to do my job. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not perfect […]

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Delight Your Customers

We’re all familiar with the 10 commandments of customer service: The customer is always right, know your customers, listen to your customers, etc. But in a world when news and opinions are widely shared on social media and stories go viral on the internet, why not delight your customers. ReferralCandy, which operates a customer referral […]

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You’re Wasting Time

Productivity is your thing. You worked through the weekend…You wrote emails, put together a sales meeting agenda, and answered phone calls. So what if you were late for your friend’s birthday party and the lawn didn’t get mowed. You were still productive. Were you really? Research shows that working long hours actually saps your productivity […]

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