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The Rise of Flexible Working

As work/life balance continues to be a conversation, more and more companies are starting to assess their policies and see where they can make adjustments. 

Payroll Finance
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Discover the Competitive Edge of Payroll Financing

Bridging the gap between receivables and your payroll is a difficulty faced by many business owners. Payroll outsourcing services can help you manage disruptions in cash flow while delivering payroll financing that is accurate, on time, and in compliance.

College Planning
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Plan Ahead for College

Are you prepared for the costs associated with college? Learn more about preparing for your child’s future and building a college fund.

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Internal Career Changes

While changing career paths is more popular—and acceptable—than it has been in years past, making a major career change can still be a very tall order. Take the anxiety out of your next pivot by considering these three tips.

Business Tools
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10 Essentials for Every Business - Infographic

Every day you’re laser focused on the demands of your business. It’s all too easy to lose sight of fundamentals that are not clamoring for your attention at the moment. You may know what they are, but understanding is only half the battle—executing on what you know is what gets the job done.

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Airlines Going Green

With the feasibility of electric aircraft decades away, airlines are rapidly exploring measures to reduce CO2 emissions. Learn what some global carriers are doing to reduce their carbon footprint and usher in a new era of innovation and efficiency to commercial air travel.

Client Profiles
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Strengthening Families, Building Communities: The Child Center of NY

For Traci Donnelly and Steve Donowitz, their commitment to the mission of The Child Center of NY happens daily. Learn how these executives leverage business banking solutions from Sterling National Bank to achieve greater flexibility and better serve their clients.

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.

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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

Sterling Solutions
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The Rise of Digital Banking

Digital banking and online banking are not the same thing—your business needs both. Learn the difference and how to leverage both of these offerings to streamline your financial operations according to your unique needs.

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Is This City the Next Big Innovation Hub?

Toronto’s tech sector has rapidly become the fastest growing of any city in North America, according to a new report from the Bank of Montreal (BOM) Capital Markets. Learn the driving factors fueling the city’s high-tech boom, and the expected economic impact.

Business Tools
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Find Your Next S-Curve

In business, the cycle of growth and maturity—often depicted as an S-curve—is an inevitable reality that the best products, markets, and business models can’t escape. Learn three factors to focus on to position your business to jump to the next S-curve.

Business Tools
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Pay it Online

While the ability to pay your bills online may not seem so exciting, it might improve your life more than you expect. Say goodbye to the hassle of stamps and envelopes once and for all, and say hello to Bill Pay—an online solution to managing your bills.

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5 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation

True innovation can result in massive improvements and growth, regardless of the field that you’re in. As you begin to push for innovation in your business or company, follow the five steps of building your company’s culture.

Client Profiles
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Committed to Justice: Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C.

For more than 35 years, Steven Schwartzapfel, founding partner of New York-based Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., has fought for people who are entitled to justice. Learn more about this prestigious firm and how Sterling’s Law Firm Banking Group helps them deliver on an ongoing commitment to innovation.

White Papers
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10 Essentials for Every Business

It’s all too easy to lose sight of fundamentals of your business, but understanding these essentials is only half the battle—executing on what you know is what gets the job done. In this White Paper, you'll learn how to focus on the essentials for business banking you can't afford to overlook.