Category Archives: Business Tips

Brad Joens

Nov 12 2014

Get a Business Health Overview with Hills Bank Finagraph


Hills Bank Finagraph

Many business owners find working on their business difficult while working in their business. That’s why Hills Bank is committed to provide quality educational opportunities and services to make business owners feel at ease about their financials.

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Katie Miller

Aug 25 2014

Customer Service in Focus


Customer Service in Focus

Customer service is by its very name a focus on the customer first, with all the unique and often inconvenient requests they bring to your business. Focusing on the customer rather than the company may not always be efficient but …
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Shaun Barry

Aug 06 2014

Live Local Through Your Small Business


Live Local Small Business

Hills Bank is proud to help sustain our local economy by living local. We encourage businesses to support Live Local to keep our communities vibrant. It’s especially important for business owners to be small business activists. Read the local news and …
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Karin Bauer

Jun 16 2014

Tips for Starting and Maintaining a Quality Internship


Tips for Starting and Maintaining a Quality Internship

An internship is a rewarding way for students to get real-world experience and apply what they have learned in college. An internship should be designed to meet the needs and goals of both the business and students involved.

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Shaun Barry

May 14 2014

Grow Your Business with Referrals


Grow Your Business through Referrals

If you want to promote your product or service more effectively, let your customers do it for you. That’s what more businesses are doing as they discover the power of referral marketing.

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Molly Brown

Apr 09 2014

Go Places with Google Places for Business


Go Places with Google Places for Business

Many customers connect with local businesses in their community through Google Places for Business. When someone searches Google, business listings will often appear on a map. If your business is listed, you can claim the listing. If it is not …
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Brad Joens

Feb 24 2014

Tips for Maintaining Professionalism


Professionals

Do you think your professional image may need polishing? Being professional is an essential part of promoting an effective business image. Your behavior reflects on your business and affects how others relate to you. Several factors play a role in …
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Whitney Randall

Feb 18 2014

How To Network Your Way Through Your Next Social Event


Networking

I’m excited to start my first blog post this year talking about one of my favorite activities—networking! Whether you are a business owner, real estate agent, or a banker; walking into a room full of people can feel a little …
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Brad Joens

Jan 28 2014

LinkedIn 101


LinkedIn 101

Have you received an email asking you to connect on LinkedIn? If so, you are like many business men and women in the Corridor. LinkedIn’s slogan is “World’s Largest Professional Network,” and they have become the online chamber of commerce …
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Nicole Slaubaugh

Jan 17 2014

Tips to Reduce Stress with a Healthy Diet


Reduce Your Stress

Stress can build quickly for today’s small business owners, especially in our troubled economy. A factor often overlooked as a way to combat stress is diet. While food choices are often blamed for sluggishness, foggy thinking, and irritability, junk food …
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