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Archives: June 2020

Employee Spotlight – Shane Sheppard

Shane Sheppard is Pinnacle Bank’s Mortgage Sales Team Leader, offering more than 21 years of mortgage sales and banking experience.    Shane was born and raised in Augusta, GA, and educated at Augusta State University. He is a certified mortgage specialist through the School of Mortgage Banking in Georgia and a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Augusta. Shane has received many awards for customer service and revenue generation over the years.    Besides the experience he carries in the banking industry, Shane has worked diligently to fundraise for… Read More >

Jun. 23 2020 | Posted in General News

You Need a Vacation – Take One

When was the last time you disconnected from your office – no phone calls, no emails, nothing? Consider this example: You’re on vacation, sitting on a beach chair, enjoying the sun. You have your phone with you to enjoy some music, and you decide to check your email. You see an email from your office, and you open it. Someone emailed you with a question, so you respond. Then you respond to another email and start thinking, “I can just do a few things while I’m sitting here.” Before you… Read More >

Jun. 22 2020 | Posted in Personal

Sleep is Essential to Managing a Successful Business

It’s 1 a.m. What are you doing? Hopefully, you’re sleeping – especially if you’re managing your own business. But many of us don’t get the sleep we need, which hampers our success in the long run. Sleep experts say a good night of rest (usually around seven to eight hours of sleep) allows every system in our body to function optimally. In fact, sleep plays a critical role in our emotional and physical health, including our ability to combat illness.* How can you get the rest you need to manage… Read More >

Jun. 22 2020 | Posted in General News

Use Content to Generate Leads in Five Simple Steps

Step #1: Use the Right Topics. Good content requires that you start with relevant topics. Answer the following questions to generate a list of content ideas: What mistakes do your customers typically make, requiring you (or one of your employees) to intercede? What expertise do you have that others don’t? What advice do your customers or employees seek from you regularly? What are the “hot topics” in your industry, and how do you address them? Why is your business unique from other “like” businesses? How does your brand differ from… Read More >

Jun. 22 2020 | Posted in General News

Four Ways to Build Wealth Using a Budget

Budgets are one of the best ways to manage your money. Yet, many don’t like to take the time to put a budget together. And once they create one, they find it challenging to stay within it. But did you know that creating and maintaining a reasonable budget can help you build wealth? Here are four ways to build your wealth using a budget: #1: Create Realistic Goals That Focus on Your Desired Future. Before you begin to build your budget, you must define how your future looks. For example,… Read More >