One of our primary goals at VyStar is to help our members strengthen their financial wellbeing. Financial counseling is one of our longstanding traditions, and over a decade ago we began offering additional programs to build upon that history and advance our efforts to help members improve their finances.
So, you’re finally ready to hit the ground running with your fresh ideas for a brand-new startup. But in order for your venture to get anywhere worth going, you’ll have to write up your business plan first. What’s a business plan, you ask? Well, it’s one of the most important aspects necessary for your company’s success.
Despite the increasing popularity of credit unions, some myths about how credit unions operate remain, making some people unsure about becoming a credit union member. VyStar strongly believes in educating current and potential members about the credit union difference, here are some facts and information that will hopefully dispel some of the misconceptions.
Whether you just opened up shop or are experiencing a slump in profits, it’s always a good time to put your company’s name out there and find resourceful ways to draw more customers in. Effectively and innovatively promoting your business doesn’t have to cost you a fortune.
I won’t lie to you: As my husband, George, and I continued our search for our first home, there were days when our real estate agent was like a mom to us. Sure, that might sound a little creepy, considering she was a total stranger. But the truth is we relied on her for everything.
Recently, in my mailbox I found one of those slick, slippery-to-handle magazines with heavy stock paper on the cover. We all receive our fair share of them from time to time. The magazine, Bank News, is published by a very well-known and established trade group.
VyStar’s vision is “to be the primary financial institution for our members and to bring credit union services to more people.” This statement sums up VyStar’s core purpose and serves as a roadmap for our future.
Building your own business from scratch requires a lot more than a great idea. You, as the forward-thinking entrepreneur, also need to be prepared for the highly detailed startup process in order to bring your vision of success to life. Before you get too caught up in your company’s overall creative concept, you first have to take care of the important technicalities of starting and running a business.
Someone once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance” … but does it have to? According to American Express, nearly 200 million people are planning to travel this summer and expect to spend an average of about $941 per person on travel expenses.
Last Friday, we received the unprecedented news that the United Kingdom (U.K.) had voted to leave the European Union (EU). The U.K., comprised of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, had been a member of the 28-nation EU since 1975.
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