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Business Essentials - fundamentals for business banking

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.

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?

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.

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.

Strategy
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Exploring Multiple Growth Opportunities

No matter the industry or the size of your business, opportunities to grow surround you. And whether you seize these chances or not depends squarely on your business strategy.

Client Profiles
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Leveraging Assets for Growth

When a family-owned foundry in southeastern Pennsylvania was looking for a new commercial bank, they sought out Sterling National Bank’s expertise in asset-based lending.

Strategy
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How Annuities are Taxed

The tax implications of annuities depend on the type of annuity, how you receive payouts, and whether funds invested are pretax or after-tax.

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Leveraging FinTech - digital banking for law firms

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.

Innovation
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5 Ways to Boost Creativity

For some professionals, creativity may seem like a foreign concept. But, before you can get innovative, you have to get creative.

Business Insights
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Your Ticket to Expansion

Whether you’re looking to expand to another location or aiming to build out the franchise you currently own, follow these tips to find the money you need to fuel growth.

Strategy
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Financing Your Franchise

Whether you’re looking to expand to another location or aiming to build out the franchise you currently own, there are a few key things to keep in mind.