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If you’re a lender and rates are rising like they are these days, you’re looking for new ways to attract borrowers right about now. And if you’re a technology vendor you’re looking for new lender customers, as well. Heck, every business is or should, always...

Are You Just Blending In Or Are You Standing Out? Today’s market conditions aren’t easy, but I don’t have to tell you that. The challenge to differentiate among competing companies and products is becoming increasingly more difficult. Products and services are being commoditized. Acronyms and buzzwords are...

We all love the movies. They take us away to a new place. So, think about it, you can foster that same engaging feeling among potential clients about your company by using video. In the article entitled “How to create effective video for social media...

In today’s marketplace the challenge to differentiate among competing companies and products is becoming increasingly more difficult. Products and services are becoming commoditized and increasingly similar. Acronyms and buzzwords are used by many companies and are creating noise that can blur the lines of differentiation....

I can tell you that the PROGRESS in Lending Innovations Ceremony was a true testament to how this space is responding to real problems. I’ve been involved with PROGRESS in Lending and its Innovations Program since its inception. It’s a great honor for me to...

Creating a sales culture takes discipline, commitment and focus but that should be no surprise—because excellence is never an accident. Are your sales numbers down? In today’s economic climate it’s more critical than ever to consistently produce sales results. As I talk to organizations that are struggling...

I know you may think getting started with social media is a drag, but it is becoming a must-do. Sure social media is new and uncharted to some extent, but why miss an opportunity to grow your business? Other industries are making good use of social...

Don’t ponder how much Facebook is worth, ponder how you can use Facebook to grow your business. We’ve all been waiting with bated breath for the Facebook IPO. Well, it came and went. Regardless of all the speculation and media hype, shares ended right near their...

We can all agree that the mortgage industry still faces some big problems, but there are some big ideas that may provide relief I don’t have to tell you about the problems that we face as an industry, they are many. You know things are tough and...

We all like to think of ourselves as master marketers, but the fact of the matter is that it isn’t an easy skill. Further there are a lot of facets to marketing well. For example, in an article that I read recently called “9 Steps...