Credit unions are worried about member acquisition and profitability — and for good reason.

As the coronavirus pandemic became widespread earlier this year, officials shuttered non-essential businesses, sending the economy into a tailspin and the unemployment rate skyrocketing. Even as some Americans get back to work, credit unions are still uncertain about maintaining their bottom line.

That makes sense since many institutions closed branch lobbies, potentially limiting new account openings, and loan demand has been tepid, which can cut into earnings.

“It’s a challenging environment and credit unions are challenged right now,” said Jeffrey Paille, a partner at consulting firm Bonadio Group. “Consumers are looking for safety and comfort, and that manifests itself in consistency. Changing financial institutions is not something people are eager to do right now.”

In a survey from Arizent, the parent company of Credit Union Journal, American Banker and others, 68% of respondents said there were

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Entrepreneurs have to spend money on everything. From inventory and accounting services to payroll and office space, running a business comes with loads of expenses. But one place you can save is with your office supplies, especially if you have a Sam’s Club Membership.

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Sam’s Club is a membership warehouse club that offers members high-quality products at unmatched value. Their limited-item business model allows you to get deals you wouldn’t find at your local office supply store, let alone a Staples or Office Max.


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At Sam’s Club, you can find absolutely everything you need for your office, no matter the size. From groceries and kitchen supplies to paper, office supplies, electronics, furniture, and virtually anything else, Sam’s Club will have what you need at a bargain price.

Right now, during Entrepreneur’s three-day VIP Annual Sale, you can get a Sam’s Club Membership at an unbeatable

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NAPERVILLE,IL — Mark Breithaupt, founder of Skillinker, is pleased to announce the launch of the company’s online membership site, which provides freelancers the networking capabilities to form teams and link them with businesses in need of a fully functional unit.

The Naperville, Illinois-based startup was founded in August by Breithaupt, a marketing freelancer himself, amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.



“I’ve had the idea for Skillinker for about 10 years,” Breithaupt said. “I knew I needed to launch the platform I’ve had in mind for so long after hearing from many freelance friends and past colleagues that they had been furloughed or lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and needed somewhere to re-connect with other freelancers and source jobs. Ultimately, we would like to see these teams grow into full-fledged small businesses. So, we view Skillinker as an as online incubator of sorts.”

Once registered on Skillinker, freelancers can begin connecting

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