October 24, 2021

Category: Banking and Finance

CEO Nick Elders on How His Startup Facilitated $7 Billion in Loans Within 2 Weeks
Artificial Intelligence, Banking and Finance, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurism, Leadership, Startups, Technology

CEO Nick Elders on How His Startup Facilitated $7 Billion in Loans Within 2 Weeks

Nick is CEO of Ignify Technologies, an early stage fintech company whose SPARK loan origination platform facilitated 50,000 SBA loans worth $7 billion in two weeks last year. Those loans in turn helped save 500,000 jobs. During this One Take CEO Interview presented by Platinum Group, he explains how the company quickly scaled up to meet demand, […]

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Refinance if Your Rates Are Still High, and Keep Thinking Outside the Box
Banking and Finance, Commercial Real Estate, COVID-19 leadership, Economy, Family Business, Leadership

Refinance if Your Rates Are Still High, and Keep Thinking Outside the Box

During this One Take CEO Interview presented by Platinum Group, Aleesha Webb, vice chair and president of Blaine, MN-based Village Bank, advises business owners to take advantage of low interest rates if they haven’t done so already, and to be strategic while thinking outside the box. Her second-generation family owned community bank has 69 employees, about […]

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6 Musts for a Healthy, Lasting Business
Banking and Finance, Business Ethics, Communication, Corporate Governance, Family Business, Leadership

6 Musts for a Healthy, Lasting Business

During this short interview available to either watch or listen to, Platinum Group’s Bob Stewart discusses six essentials for a business to both thrive and survive long-term. * Have a good corporate governance structure in place including a board of directors that meets regularly; Keep up-to-date, accurate and thorough financials; Maintain a healthy relationship with […]

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9 Experts on How to Lead During the Covid-19 Recession
Banking and Finance, Business Ethics, Commercial Real Estate, Communication, Corporate Governance, Economy, Entrepreneurism, Family Business, Health Care, Investing, Jobs, Law, Leadership, Manufacturing, Startups

9 Experts on How to Lead During the Covid-19 Recession

In the early months of the Covid-19 economic recession, nine experts from Platinum Group participated in unscripted, one-take/unedited interviews to share their perspectives and tips on on how business owners and leaders can best move forward. All of the interviews can be found on a Platinum Group Interview Series channel on YouTube and on seven audio platforms […]

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Is Your Business Pivoting?
Agribusiness, Aviation, Banking and Finance, Brewing, Business Ethics, Commercial Real Estate, Communication, Corporate Governance, Economy, Education, Entertainment, Entrepreneurism, Environment, Family Business, Food, Health Care, Investing, Jobs, Leadership, Manufacturing, Medtech/Biotech, Mining, Oil and Gas, Residential real estate, Restaurants, Retail, Technology, Transportation, Travel

Is Your Business Pivoting?

During extremely challenging times and setbacks, successful businesses often find ways to pivot toward new opportunities, focusing more on what’s possible rather than what didn’t work. During the COVID-19 economic slowdown, if you’ve found a way to pivot, let us know and we’ll share it on this site and elsewhere as we talk with others […]

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What’s Up with Bremer Bank?
Banking and Finance

What’s Up with Bremer Bank?

Bremer Bank and the Otto Bremer Trust that owns 92 percent of it disclosed earlier this week the bank may be sold because the two are not getting along. From the outside it sounds like a bit of a hot mess. Here’s a short audio explanation of what’s happening, and what’s likely next for Bremer […]

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