Volume 8 Issue 1

A more effective way to do business

Joe Crum will be the first person to tell you he likes to be in charge. He will also tell you that he's always had an entrepreneurial spirit. It's those two characteristics that ultimately drove him to open his own business, Northern Industrial Training (NIT), a vocational training company headquartered in the Mat-Su.

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Accept credit (and debit) where it's due

Many business owners know that a large number of customers prefer to pay using plastic instead of paper. But what is the most effective way for your business to give customers the option to pay with credit or debit cards? First National Bank Alaska's merchant services is the answer. Unlike many other merchant services providers, when you use First National's credit and debit card processing tool, local experts, who understand the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Alaska, are available to help you every step of the way.

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Nicole Bendle -- Personal Banker, Wasilla Branch

It's safe to say that customer service is more of a passion than a job for First National Personal Banker Nicole Bendle.

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Being prepared is everyone's business

Did you know, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, 25 percent of small businesses don't reopen after a major disaster? No one can predict the exact moment a major disaster will happen, but what you can do is arm your business with a disaster preparedness plan, just in case.

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