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WebStarts Offers Entrepreneurs Tools to Build a Web Presence Regardless of Technical Ability

WebStarts Offers Entrepreneurs Tools to Build a Web Presence Regardless of Technical Ability

In a Nutshell:The internet has become the modern-day phonebook, and businesses lacking a digital presence are those that tend to fall behind. If you’re looking to start a business — or have an existing side hustle to supplement your income — a professional website is among the best investments you can make. WebStarts is one of the web’s leading providers of do-it-yourself web design tools. Its easy drag-and-drop interface allows users with any degree of design experience to... read more »

4 Tips—Getting Business Credit Cards with No Personal Credit Check

4 Tips—Getting Business Credit Cards with No Personal Credit Check

During a bout of homestead-fever a few years ago, I (somewhat) seriously contemplated starting a small flock of backyard chickens. Of course, I'd never spent much time in a chicken's company — unless the hapless bird was part of the meal — so I was wary of diving in. Little did I know, I could have just called the fine folks at Rent-A-Chicken for the full flocking experience. To many, Rent-A-Chicken may seem like a crazy business, but the truth is, the typical small business... read more »

TriNet’s Full-Service HR Solutions Help Financial Service Companies Streamline Operations, Maintain Compliance & Retain Top Talent

TriNet’s Full-Service HR Solutions Help Financial Service Companies Streamline Operations, Maintain Compliance & Retain Top Talent

In a Nutshell: The most valuable resource for any business is its workforce. Navigating the intricacies of hiring and retaining talent, training employees, managing payroll and benefits, and ensuring compliance is no cakewalk — especially for smaller businesses with fewer resources. One company, TriNet, has more than 30 years of experience in helping SMBs outsource their HR needs. While its offerings extend to more than a dozen industries, financial services is a key area of focus,... read more »

How Desk.com Can Lift the Financial Industry’s Dismal Customer Satisfaction Ratings

How Desk.com Can Lift the Financial Industry’s Dismal Customer Satisfaction Ratings

In a Nutshell: The number one reason consumers give for ending a relationship with a company is poor customer service. In the highly competitive financial services industry, banks and credit card companies are struggling to retain customers amid dismal satisfaction ratings. Fortunately, Desk.com has a solution that may be the saving grace these companies need. Desk.com provides businesses of all types with an out-of-the-box customer support platform that is both scalable and flexible.... read more »

Kronos® for Banking — Recognizing the Best-in-Class Workforce Software Suite and the Role It Plays in Employee Engagement

Kronos® for Banking — Recognizing the Best-in-Class Workforce Software Suite and the Role It Plays in Employee Engagement

In a Nutshell: Customer satisfaction is everything in banking, and your employees are on the front lines every day as the faces of your institution. Your workforce is your biggest expense, so it makes sense to get the most out of it. While Kronos and its workforce management software isn’t limited to financial institutions, its Kronos for Banking solution is specifically tailored to the needs of banks. The software makes it easy and cost-effective to manage employee scheduling, lobby... read more »

2017’s Top Credit Union Employer — ESL Federal Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Programs to Promote Career Advancement

2017’s Top Credit Union Employer — ESL Federal Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Programs to Promote Career Advancement

In a Nutshell: ESL Federal Credit Union has developed a reputation for putting people first, a concept rooted in the generous spirit of its founder George Eastman. The company started as a bank in 1920 for George's factory employees and evolved into a credit union when it changed its charter in 1996. Since the institutional shift, ESL has prospered thanks to a commitment in investing in employees. ESL benefits include pensions, 401(k) matching, tuition matching, internal-promotion... read more »

Ideally Situated to Serve Tech Startups, Silicon Valley Bank Opens Doors for Companies

Ideally Situated to Serve Tech Startups, Silicon Valley Bank Opens Doors for Companies

In a Nutshell: Silicon Valley Bank, a financial institution that backs startups in several industries, has helped fund many of the top startup companies in the last 30 years. With headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California, and offices around the world, the bank has created contacts with foreign businesses and governments that make it attractive to new companies looking to expand. Going beyond geographical boundaries, SVB is a leader among venture... read more »

The United MileagePlus® Explorer Business Card — Best Frequent Flyer Bonus Program for Small Business Owners

The United MileagePlus® Explorer Business Card — Best Frequent Flyer Bonus Program for Small Business Owners

In a Nutshell: From advertising to everyday expenses, business owners know that credit cards can be a real asset, especially in industries that require frequent travel. The United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card rewards SMB owners with two miles for every dollar spent on United Airlines flights, as well as categories, like restaurants, gas stations, and office supplies. All other purchases are worth one mile per dollar spent, and cardholders receive 50,000 bonus miles after... read more »

Turning Data Into Dollars — Information Builders Provides the Competitive Edge Financial Services Companies Need to Succeed

Turning Data Into Dollars — Information Builders Provides the Competitive Edge Financial Services Companies Need to Succeed

In a Nutshell: Big data, analytics, and data visualization are becoming increasingly important in the business world, and the financial services industry is no exception. For more than 40 years, the aptly named Information Builders has been on the cutting edge of business intelligence technology. By maintaining a focus on developing integration, integrity, and intelligence software, Information Builders is able to serve up budget-friendly solutions for enterprise banks and smaller... read more »

Bank of America’s ESG Efforts Remain Nationally Recognized for Gender Equality

Bank of America’s ESG Efforts Remain Nationally Recognized for Gender Equality

In a Nutshell: Through conscious social investment in women, Bank of America has become one of the most progressive banks in the US when it comes to gender equality in the workplace. With a global workforce that’s more than 50% female, the drive for inclusion and parity shows in the numbers. BofA also boasts the highest-ranking female executive among the major banks, Anne M. Finucane, Vice-Chairman and head of the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts.... read more »