M&T Bank- Partnering with the Right Bank

M&T-Logo_150M&T Bank has been helping its customers and communities succeed for more than 155 years. With a longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management, M&T has built a track record as one of the best performing regional banks in the nation. Founded in 1856, M&T is one of the 20 largest U.S. commercial bank holding companies, serving customers at more than 700 retail and commercial banking offices in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

When it comes to handling your business, not all banks are the same. Partnering with the right bank can mean a world of difference to your ultimate success – and your bottom line. At M&T, we provide customized small business bank accounts and services to help your business grow. You’ll receive award-winning service from one of the most financially sound banking organizations in the country – and some of the most competitive interest rates around. You can also be assured you’re dealing with one of the top 5 SBA business lenders in America–and the #1 SBA lender in Philadelphia. We were recently recognized by Greenwich Associates with 14 Greenwich Excellence Awards — nine national and five regional honors — for providing excellent small business and middle market banking products and services. Both M&T’s middle market and small business banking divisions were recognized for Overall Satisfaction of clients. This is the 5th consecutive year the bank has earned multiple Greenwich Excellence Awards.

For more information or to get your banking relationship started, please contact Laurie Osborne, Business Banking Regional Manager, at (610) 212-6810 or losborne@mtb.com 

How to Get Your First Few NEW Clients in 2014

By: Kelly Roach

photo(6)How can you quickly and easily get those first few new clients on the books for 2014 to drive the income growth you want and need?

Here is a quick start action plan to get you going:

1. Spend time selling and marketing daily. It’s so simple it seems silly but the reason most businesses struggle is that they don’t actually spend time on a daily basis connecting with their target market in a compelling way.

Click here to read more of Kelly’s article!

As a Business Growth Catalyst, Kelly Roach has helped hundreds of individuals rapidly grow their businesses and multiply their incomes. Kelly teaches business owners proven and profitable strategies to skyrocket their sales, increase their profits and become a true industry leader. By teaching business leaders how to implement strategy and systems in their business, Kelly takes the guess work out of creating rapid, sustainable growth without compromising your quality of life.

 

Why Philadelphia needs more risk-taking angels

gloria-rabinowitz-1-304SPW’s October 2013 moderator Gloria Rabinowitz wrote a great piece about angel investors in the Philadelphia Business Journal! Gloria talks about the importance of angel investors and how in 2012 women angels represented only 21.8% of the angel market, a large increase from 2011 when they represented only 12.2%. Women-owned ventures accounted for 16% of the entrepreneurs that were seeking angel capital in 2012, while 25% of these women entrepreneurs did receive angel investment in 2012 according to Forbes.

Click here to read Gloria’s article!

3 Trademark Resolutions Every Business Owner Needs To Make (And Keep)

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Many of us have started 2014 with resolutions to make healthier choices, but have you considered resolutions for your business? The story of Mad Dogg Athletics may inspire you to work out your business’s trademark protection and enforcement plan. You may be familiar with indoor cycling classes, which have become a fitness sensation. What you may not know is that one company owns the right to use the term “spinning” in connection with providing training and instruction for indoor cycling.

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6 Awesome Social Media Blogs the Bad Rhino Team Loves

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It’s the last day of 2013, and we’re very thankful for all of the people that make the Bad Rhino Rumblings blog what it is. From our own Rhinos to our awesome team of social media bloggers, and, of course, our loyal readers, we want you to know that we appreciate every comment, tweet and Facebook share that our posts generate.

With that being said, the Bad Rhino team has a few resourceful social media blogs bookmarked, and we would like to share those with you today. From basic social media strategy tips to SEO best practices, we hope you enjoy the six blogs featured below and find their content valuable.

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What do great managers have in common?

Successful managers have several things in common: they’re great listeners, mentor their people, and support their employees. Check out the great article from Forbes about it here!

Want to enhance your leadership skills or those of your employees? SPW’s She-Suite Series is a great way to invest in your high-potentials, harness their strengths. Click here to sign up!!

Hotaling Investment Management, LLC

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Why are we women so brilliantly communicative? This study discovered that women have many more powerful communication links between the two hemispheres than men. The connections between right and left let women’s brains “more easily integrate the rational, logical, verbal mode of thinking and the more intuitive, spatial, holistic mode of thinking,” Hotaling and his expert women advisors can help you hone these unique skills into successful, long term investing for you and your family. Click here to continue reading!

Hair Commercial Portrays Gender Labels

I ran across this commercial while browsing the internet about gender labels! This Pantene commercial from the Philippines shows a man and woman performing the same tasks and how society sees them. In only a minute, the ad effectively challenges gender biases. See the great commercial and the article here!