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Collaboration and Loyalty are the New Rules for Growth

“No man is an island. Similarly no business can grow in solitude. Grow your business faster by leveraging on other businesses and people outside your business.”   … 340 more words


Economic Outlook

Everyone I talk to lately seems to have a renewed optimism about the economy. One client told me that “the recovery finally feels real and we are booked well into next year, so it is going to last for a while.” The US Small Business Optimism Index was 98.1 for November, which is the highest level since February of 2007.  475 more words

Tony Johnson

Where Did My Bank Go?

Bank branch closures are heading for a record year as the industry trims down and services get increasingly electronic. 

Institutions have shut 2,599 branches in 2014 against 1,137 openings, a net loss of 1,462 that is just off 2013’s record full-year total of 1,487, according to SNL Financial. 406 more words

Tony Johnson

JD Power Customer Satisfaction Ratings

Overall satisfaction among small business banking customers rebounds from last year as big banks and midsize banks show strong improvement, while satisfaction for regional banks remains flat, according to the J.D. 458 more words

Tony Johnson

The Consumer-led Revolution

How social and mobile media are shaking up retail.

Reprinted from Longitudes

It’s interesting how phrases from the pioneering days of the retail industry have stayed with us. 823 more words

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Planning Ahead for 2015: How to Market Your Business in the New Year

With 2015 just around the corner, it’s time to look back at the past year and plan ahead for the new year. Take some time to look at your books—evaluate how your 2014 plan compared to the year. 252 more words

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2015 is here. Grow or die

By Phillip Chichoni

Another year is coming to an end. It has been one of the most challenging years for business and economics that we have experienced ever. 329 more words

Zimbabwe SMEs