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Author: Brett NagelSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT (NMLS ID# 900919)

I provide you with sensible solutions to your financial goals. That may include commercial or agricultural loans for your business. I will help you understand the details of your loans so there is less confusion. It's about you and me working together. I will assist you in every way that I can to help you reach your goals!

Articles posted by Brett Nagel

Choosing a PTO Policy Your Employees Can Buy Into

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Recruitment & Retention

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The number of available jobs continues to rise post-pandemic, and now more than ever companies are competing for employees. It is not just salaries or wages employers are using to entice potential candidates, it’s also benefits. Fast food restaurants are offering tuition credits. Small and large businesses alike are offering flexible work schedules. After a year of limited travel, people … Read More

Charting a Clear Path for Managing Staff During a Pandemic

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Operations & Processes

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As an employer and business owner, there are obligations that you have to protect your employees. With the concerns currently around COVID-19, more and more businesses have been forced to change the way they operate. It is crucial that you have a plan for your staff and your business for unprecedented events, including a global pandemic.  Workplace Health and Safety … Read More

The Importance of Leading by Example

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Leadership

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You can tell your employees what to do until you are blue in the face, but if you aren’t practicing what you are preaching, your team may not respond well. You are the main example for your employees, so it is absolutely crucial that you lead by example. Creating Cohesiveness If you want your team to follow procedures or do … Read More

The Importance Of Technology With Internal Communication

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Operations & Processes

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It is so important, now more than ever, to have programs in our workplaces that make communication fast, and easy. Working remotely has become more popular and more necessary than ever before. According to Financesonline.com, “30 million employees work from home at least once a week in the US. It’s predicted that by 2022, 60% of office-based employees in the … Read More

Word Of Mouth Is Not Dead In The Digital Era

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Marketing & Selling

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Think about the last time you tried a new restaurant or visited a new store. What did you think of it? Did you tell your friends about it? According to a Nielsen study, “92% of consumers believe suggestions from friends and family than other advertising.” This statistic alone shows the value that word-of-mouth (AKA WOM) marketing, and how it still … Read More

The Rise Of The Remote Worker

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Operations & Processes

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There are differing opinions about letting employees work in the comfort of their own homes. Some businesses thrive on having personal, face-to-face interaction with their customers; while for others, meeting in person is just not necessary. How do we know if this is the right choice for our businesses? Keep reading to learn more about the good and bad sides … Read More

Security Measures To Consider For Your Business

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Operations & Processes


Unfortunately, the world we live in can sometimes be a scary place. The threat of burglaries and break-ins is as prevalent as it ever was. Many successful business owners will agree that making sure your business is secure are among their top priorities. Continue reading to learn more about how to ensure that your business is secure and safe for … Read More

5 Market Research Tools for Small Businesses

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Marketing & Selling


At some point in time, it may prove valuable for your businesses’ growth to conduct market research. These tools can help you hone in on an ideal demographic of customers, follow trends for that market, and help you strategize how you will conduct business. Here are some resources you can utilize for your market research. SimilarTech SimilarTech is a sales insight … Read More

Cyber Security Tips for your Office

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Operations & Processes


When running a business, you are not only in charge of your own data, but also, the data of your clients and customers. It is very important to put different procedures and security practices in place for your employees to follow. Protect Your Data This point may seem like a very obvious one, however, even the most seemingly minor information … Read More

Protecting Your Digital Documents

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Operations & Processes


Computers and the internet have opened so many doors for businesses and consumers. We can find information and the touch of a button, purchase anything you can think of online and connect with people from all over the globe. Of course, with any technological advance, there are always difficulties and risks. Protecting our personal information is crucial. Below are some … Read More