This Month's Focus: Goals & Resolutions                       November 2013
In This Issue
Message from Greg
Planning Ahead
Did You Know?
News About Our Clients:

Clearinghouse CDFI One of Four Recipients of $325 Million in Community Development Bonds

(From Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits News Briefs - Nov. 2013)


The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Sept. 30 announced it has approved term sheets for $325 million in community development bonds, which it will guarantee through the fiscal year 2013 round of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund Bond Guarantee program. The four recipients are Clearinghouse CDFI, Enterprise Community Loan Fund Inc., the Community Development Trust LP and Local Initiatives Support Corporation. 


Read the full news brief here


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  AFSA Vehicle Finance Conference

January 22-24, 2014

New Orleans


AFSA Independents 

Conference & Exposition 

April 8-10, 2014

La Quinta, Calif.


NAF Association Non-Prime Auto Financing Conference

May 28-30, 2014
 Fort Worth, Texas



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What Are Your Intentions for 2014?


The new year is right around the corner. It's the time of year when we think about our futures and setting goals for the new year. I know we're in that process here at Nortridge. 


In addition to our traditional sales growth targets, we're also focused on providing NLS users with a great product by continuing to evolve and change as the marketplace demands. In this issue, we share a recent blog post that emphasizes why it's important to stay flexible. And we also found a great article about planning ahead for 2014.  We hope both inspire you to examine your own intentions and set you on your way to a successful new year.


Another of our goals is to stay connected to NLS users and others in our industry, so we invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter, and join the Nortridge Online Community (for NLS users).  And of course, you're always welcome to contact me any time.


Thank you,

Greg Hindson

President, Nortridge Software

Flexibility: The Difference Between Triumph and Disappointment    


by Jeff Possehl


Charles de Gaulle, the famous French statesman and WWII general, said, "You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive, or else a strategy is useless." He's talking about being flexible. The same focus should be placed on business strategy. Strategy requires business leaders to constantly evaluate whether the existing approach is getting them the desired results.


Today's results-oriented environment places pressure on executives to bring successful strategies into the business, and then tasking operations to execute that strategy. If a company is limited in its ability to execute on strategies because of weak internal skill sets or inferior systems, the viability of any business strategy becomes suspect.



Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014


Excerpt from:


This year is speeding by and 2014 is just around the corner. While many people wait until New Year's to get their personal and professional lives in order and create the change that they know was long overdue, you shouldn't have to. It is, after all, true that delay is the greatest form of denial.


Make changes early so that you're way ahead of the game next year with these five easy steps to prepare for dominating in business:

1. Set action-oriented goals early, not on New Year's Eve.
2. Understand the plan to disrupt your industry.
3. Leverage partnerships.
4. Create immense value for others.
5. Leave your doubts behind.   

Read the full article...


Did You Know...

PayNearMe is Integrated with NLS?


PayNearMe and Nortridge are excited to offer an alternative to the risky business of accepting cash or money orders in your office. PayNearMe Electronic Cash Payment lets customers safely and easily repay their loans in cash at 10,000 7-Eleven and ACE Cash Express locations, allowing your staff to avoid manual data entry and eliminating the risk of money order theft. 


To learn more about PayNearMe and our partnership, 


webinar wednesdays
Nortridge clients receive invitations to each Webinar Wednesday session.  Be sure to register in advance. 
Save these dates!

December 4: Tips & Tricks

What You Can Automate with NLS Services


December 18: Partner Spotlight 

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The Webinar Wednesdays will resume on January 15.