Community banks

Akouba founder takes unlikely path to success

Chris Rentner is not your typical entrepreneur. He doesn’t cite an extensive family history in business. The childhood paper route didn’t whet his appetite to run a company either. “I never knew what being an entrepreneur entailed,” he admitted. When ...

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The Daily Dig for Tuesday, March 3

Today’s Daily Dig starts off in the USA before heading on a world tour. Are you measuring your social media ROI? If your first reaction is “Huh?”, you really need to read this piece from Martin Zwilling. Small business patiently ...

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Dodd-Frank and the fiscal bridge to nowhere

On April 5, 2012, the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups” or JOBS Act took its first breath with a stroke of Obama’s pen. Appealing to the obvious cross-aisle interest in helping small businesses succeed by loosening certain securities regulations, the bill’s ...

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