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Today is Taco Tuesday in the office. Sarah and Sean are bringing the goods and we’re going to eat well for lunch. Since my normal lunch fare is fully processed and vacuum sealed, this is a big step up! Being Taco Tuesday, of course I think of The Lego Movie and President Business scheming to take […]

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Loyal customers are an advantage that everyone loves to have. They are an off-the-payroll group of advocates for the work that you do and the value you provide. As such, they deserve to be recognized and (sometimes) rewarded, regardless of the scale. If you are thinking about doing so, consider the following ways: Say Thank […]

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When I was an undergraduate at the University of Washington, I encountered a phenomenal teacher in one of the undergrad history surveys. That experience prompted me to take more history courses and, eventually, I earned a degree in history. While I wouldn’t call myself a history buff, I’m quite aware of the many benefits of history awareness, particularly […]

Like all businesses, we generate questions that don’t have easy or obvious answers. The competition is always innovating and that creates pressure from the market to adapt, copy or justify sticking to our guns. For us, we’ve talked on this blog about staged funding and other consumer protection-related issues. We’ve taken a strong position on […]

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Medallion Bank will attend the Baltimore Remodeling Show next week! Stop by booth #4911 and say hi to George and Tim. They’ll be standing by to tell you more about our program and discuss how working with us can help your business. Every year, we consider the Baltimore show a great opportunity to meet and […]

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Though a fairly narrow specialty, there are two types of lenders in home improvement financing. The majority by volume are indirect lenders, a list of banks and finance companies that includes Medallion Bank. The majority by numbers are direct lenders. Direct lending is what most people think of when talking about lending. A direct lender works directly […]

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Guest post by Clellena Owens, Sales Operations Specialist at Medallion Bank Effective sales support can really help build strong business relationships and increase your company’s reputation within the industry. Customers talk and a lot of today’s business is built on word-of-mouth or direct referrals. The last thing that you want to hear people say is […]

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It’s inevitable that you’ll be tempted to take your business in a new direction someday. This may be a minor change or a substantial shift. For example, we’re hearing more and more about roofing contractors that are considering metal roofing as part of their product mix. Some are completely restructuring their business model around this […]

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Well, in short…they’ll go up. But that’s the obvious answer. There’s a lot more to discuss. If you pay attention to the business or economics articles in the news, everything seems to be about the Fed. When will they raise rates? How will they exit QE3? Will the market tank because of it? Should the […]

Like many people at this time of year, I just returned from a vacation. It had been a year since I’d taken more than a long weekend away from home. Stay-cations, while useful in their own ways, don’t seem to have the same impact as a traditional hit-the-road trip to somewhere fun. Also, for the […]

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