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February 13, 2013
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The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

  The CFPB Today 
  • Warren will speak out on CFPB today
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is expected to participate in a news conference today to express support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and rally against Republicans critical of the agency's structure and funding. She and other Democrats from the Senate banking committee reportedly will address efforts by Republicans who they claim are "circumventing the traditional democratic process and protecting unfair financial practices and products at the expense of taxpayers and consumers." (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Industry News 
  • Index: Optimism rose among small businesses in January
    Small-business optimism ticked up slightly in January, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. It was the second month of increase, after a plunge in November because of concerns about the "fiscal cliff." Still, the index shows that optimism remains below levels seen between October 2011 and October 2012. The Hill/On the Money blog (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  Legislative Affairs 
  • CFPB, Dodd-Frank are on Senate banking committee agenda
    Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act and monitoring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are top agenda items for the Senate banking committee, says Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D. In a memo outlining the coming year, Johnson also says the panel will "expeditiously" consider President Barack's Obama's nominations to key agencies. The Hill/On the Money blog (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

  The Future of Money 
  • How mobile payments could bind together customers and merchants
    Aashir Shroff, vice president of mobile banking and payments at Wells Fargo, says he believes there is an opportunity for mobile payment applications to create a better relationship between customers and merchants, "so the payment just becomes the binding factor." The total market for mobile payments will reach $1 trillion annually by 2015, according to Yankee Group research. PCWorld (2/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CBA Connect 
  • CBA's Banking on Youth Competition -- Call for Sponsors
    Now is your chance to join fellow bankers to support the 2013 Banking on Youth Competition. The program's inaugural year was a great success with 13 sponsoring banks and more than 170 entries from youth teams across 33 states. Sponsorship opportunities for 2013 are still available, ranging from $3,000 to $40,000. Visit our website and learn how you can support this growing competition and connect with America's young entrepreneurs to build sustainable ventures. Contact CBA for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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