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Innovation
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When to Build Your Next Innovative Offering

The end of your current offering’s lifespan doesn’t have to be the end of your business’ profitability. Here’s how you can know when it’s time to jump to the next S-curve.

Innovation
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Stop Killing Your Good Ideas

Good intentions are not good enough when it comes to turning ideas into actionable results. Explore six of the most common mistakes found in innovation programs and learn how to fix them.

Innovation
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The Power of Experimentation

Innovation—the creation and execution of new ideas—can lead to massive growth. Learn how to use experimentation to test and understand the potential value of these new ideas.

White Papers
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Outsourcing for Agility and Growth: Payroll Financing and Administrative Services

Payroll fulfillment is one of the most critical responsibilities of the staffing industry, and can overwhelm even the strongest company. In this White Paper, you'll learn how payroll financing and administrative services can streamline operations, increase cash flow, and refocus your efforts back to the heart of your business.  

White Papers
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Low-tech Fraud Can be High Cost

How to Protect Your Not-For-Profit from Cyber Crime. Despite news of the latest data breach, companies and nonprofits still have a lot to fear from low-tech cyber fraud. In this White Paper, we outline the best practices we recommend to our not-for-profit clients to protect against computer-mediated fraud attempts.

Strategy
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Understanding Annuities

Annuities come in a number of variations, and, as with any investment, the more you understand how the tool you are using fits your needs, the better.

Business Tools
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Computers vs. Closers

It’s wise to consider how technology, automation, and artificial intelligence will impact our future, but should we fear for our sales jobs?

Client Profiles
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Forged by Fire

On June 1, 2018, more than 100 years of history seemed to go up in a flash. That’s the day Donsco Inc., a family-owned foundry in southeastern Pennsylvania, suffered a devastating fire.

Strategy
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Strategy Scorecard

Once you’ve established your vision and the strategy necessary to achieve that vision, determine key measures of performance to ensure that your strategy is being implemented well. 

Sterling Solutions
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Mortgage Warehouse Financing

Independent Mortgage Banks’ increased market share creates increased demand for residential mortgage warehouse financing.

Strategy
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Think Like a Venture Capitalist

When developing a strategy, don’t tie your company’s future to one single growth initiative—think like a venture capitalist with a portfolio of possibilities.

General Interest
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The Best Smart Home Tech Under $100

The latest AI, entertainment, and home security have all slipped from exorbitant to affordable in recent years. Here’s the best smart home tech for under $100.

Strategy
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Improving Cash Flow

Learn how to keep your business in the black by collecting your receivables as quickly as possible while slowing down your payables.

Strategy
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Playbook for Success

Learn how strategy maps and scorecards can help you clarify your goals and show your team how to work together to turn objectives into results.

Sterling Solutions
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Law Firm Banking

At Sterling National Bank, we can be more than your law firm’s bank. Learn how Sterling can consolidate both your business and personal banking for easier access.

Culture
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How to Be an Active Listener

It’s a common pointer around the workplace—be an active listener. But what does this really mean? There’s more to it than you think.

White Papers
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Leveraging FinTech For Profitability For Your Law Firm

It’s no secret that technology has transformed the law industry, changing lawyer/client communication, case management, and discovery. In this White Paper, you'll learn how to find and leverage FinTech solutions that will help your law firm.