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Ask And You Shall Receive: Negotiation is an Everyday Thing

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When most people think about negotiations, they tend to think about corporate mergers, acquisitions and multi-million dollar business deals. For the most part, we don’t see negotiation as a part of our everyday lives; that is, unless you’re an attorney.

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Four Ways to Make Sure Your Internet Domain Name is Really Safe

Protecting Your Internet Domain Name

These days, there are so many cyber threats to businesses that it’s easy to overlook the one thing a business depends on every day—its internet domain name. For many businesses, a domain name is a lot like the slogan for

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Six Steps for Successfully Protesting Your Property Taxes

Protesting McLennan County Property Taxes

For most people, May is a busy time of the year. It’s as if everyone got together and said, “Let’s cram everything we possibly can—graduations, weddings, etc.—into one month.” May is also a busy time of year for the McLennan

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Three Tips for Making DIY Business Videos

Making DIY Business Videos - Behind the Scenes

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good video is worth a million. And, in today’s increasingly visual world, where most consumers carry a screen in their pockets, video is quickly becoming—if it isn’t already—the most effective means

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Savings Accounts: Use them. They really work!

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For me, 2013 (my sophomore year) will forever go down as the year I finally got a job. Boy, were my parents happy! I was hired as a sandwich artist at a local sandwich shop, and I loved it! Just

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The 4 Things Your Business Needs to Know About Chip (EMV) Cards

The cardholder will insert the chip (above) into the merchant's terminal.

The magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card is hardly new technology. In fact, it’s been around for decades. And, a lot has changed in the last four years—not to mention the last four decades. We don’t still

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Save the Date for Central Texas’ Next Great Family Tradition

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At a press conference earlier this morning, Central National Bank officials introduced plans for a new family-friendly tradition taking place this Fall, which bank officials hope will become an annual affair for the Central Texas community—Columbus Day at Central National

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Exactly Why Do We Have to Endorse Checks for Deposit?

Cat Check - Deposit Endorsement

Disclaimer: The following content is intended as a public service for the generations of young people growing up in a world with little or no concept of what a check is and how you can turn it into money. If

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This Presidents’ Day PSA about Bank Holidays Isn’t What You’re Expecting

Banks Aren't the Only Ones Closed on Presidents' Day

Look, we know what happens. Even though you see the TV ads for Presidents’ Day sales, you still forget that the bank is closed. So, to help spread the word that banks will be closed on Monday, Central National Bank’s

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The One Question Bankers Don’t Want to Answer About Mortgages

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There are likely a number of questions that bankers don’t want to answer. For example, “What’s the most exciting part about banking?” If you’ve ever walked into a bank, you know that there’s really not a good answer to that

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