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What is the best way to GROW your business . . . to REALLY GROW your business?  By investing in YOURSELF! YOU are your brand!  

We have selected several financial, personal and leadership development books & CD’s that will start you on  your path to continuing professional development – growing YOU and YOUR BUSINESS!

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BANC Articles

2607, 2016


By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Expo, Events, Health & Wellness, Melanie's Blog|1 Comment

The world has felt “yucky” lately to me.  It started with a bad dream – no, a nightmare, several months back where people went into crowded areas – for no reason, other than anger, frustration and confusion with what’s going on in our world – in our communities, and started killing.  I was hoping it was just a nightmare and […]

1105, 2016

A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Melanie's Blog|0 Comments

Business Growth

It’s been a day full of excitement and concern.  One of our members finally received a traditional loan that she has been searching for over the last 6 years.  I went to the closing with her and could see the relief in her eyes as she has been dependent on daily […]

Member Articles

  • Have You Ever Missed the Mark? February 10, 2017
    Has anything ever happened to you that completely threw you for a loop? There you were, tooling along just fine, and then BAM! You got broadsided or knocked off course by something totally out of left field. No, I’m not talking about the Superbowl game, although that is a great example. Maybe it was a […]
    Dori Staehle
  • Who is Your Catalyst? February 15, 2017
    What member of your staff is just great at GETTING THINGS DONE and then some? Who comes through in the clutch? In sports, these team members the catalyst. They always have the “nose for the ball” or “big play” when it matters most. Who comes to mind? Winning teams have players who make things happen. […]
  • Law of the Big Picture February 14, 2017
    The Law of the Big Picture (John Maxwell’s 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork) teaches us that the overall goal is more important than one’s role in the achievement. Members of a team must have mutually beneficial shared goals. They must be motivated to work together, not manipulated by individual glory. I am a BIG PICTURE […]
  • Test: How Ready Are You to Expand? February 7, 2017
    It is fitting that today is the day for me to come across John Maxwell’s Law of Expansion, from his book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, because in a few minutes, my wife and I are leaving to go to the hospital to expand our family by one. My wife has been expanding for […]
  • Leadership Habit: Being Endlessly Curious January 17, 2017
    One of my favorite occurrences in sports is when one of the great players I remember watching during my childhood shows up back on the scene as a coach. This actually happened to my favorite team, the Detroit Tigers, when in 2003, my Tigers hired Alan Trammel, who was the Shortstop from their World Series […]
  • Tips for Developing a Social Media Marketing Schedule February 20, 2017
    The key to a successful social media strategy is to develop a consistent posting schedule that works for you.  Posting consistently is a great way to increase your social media traffic and exposure. Here are some tips for a great social media marketing schedule.     Share One Post Multiple Times It is totally acceptable […]
    Steve Hamm
  • PPC Marketing Tips for Small Businesses February 9, 2017
    As part of our internet marketing services for small businesses, we offer PPC (paid per click) marketing help. This means that we will get your business featured on Google, Bing, Yahoo and their search partners. Your business can appear under any keyword you wish. To help you out with your PPC campaigns, here are some Adwords and […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Links, Traffic, and Clicks: The Basics of Search Engine Optimization February 2, 2017
    As the web and search engines grow and change, so do methods for gaining competitive search engine rankings. While there is no concrete template or ingredient list for search engine optimization, knowledge of how search generally works helps quite a bit. There’s plenty of information about Google’s thought processes when it comes to search, which […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Affordable Marketing Services Can Help You Get More for Your Marketing Dollars January 26, 2017
    Many business owners make the mistake of trying to handle their own advertising because they think it will save them money. After all, some people think that only big corporations and companies that have a lot of money use professional marketing agencies, but this is not the truth at all. If you find a company […]
    Steve Hamm