Author: Sandy Retzki
Date: 02/27/2019

Managing Small Business Working Capital: Guidelines & Solutions

Every small business owner, regardless of industry and employee count, needs to understand their company’s working capital cycle, or the amount of time it takes from producing a product or service to receiving...

Topics: Cash Management

Author: Mark Sterr
Date: 02/13/2019

What Makes a Good Banking Relationship?

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, the time of year when we celebrate the relationships we have with the people in our lives. While we’re probably not at the top of your Valentine’s Day gift-giving list, did you ever stop...

Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

Author: Bill Hodgkiss
Date: 02/06/2019

ICB Economic Update - Winter 2019

As a business bank, we know how important it is to keep current on economic conditions in your region and the state, but sometimes only national data is readily available. That’s why we bring you the ICB Economic...

Topics: General Business

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Author: Brian Ruh
Date: 01/30/2019

Is Your Business Ready for What's Next?

As a business owner or decision-maker, what keeps you up at night? Is it business growth? Cash flow management? Recruitment and retention of key employees? The sale or transfer of your business? 

Topics: Business Growth , Business Acquisition , General Business

Is it Time for Your Business to Consider an Interest Rate Swap?

Written by Tom Detienne and Will Deppiesse 

Today’s fluctuating interest rate environment is leading many business owners to consider longer term fixed rates.  One way to obtain a long term fixed rate is via an...

Topics: Financing , General Business

Top 5 ICB Business Blog Articles of 2018

As we begin 2019, we’d like to thank all of our subscribers for following the ICB Business Blog! If you like the content we share, please don’t hesitate to recommend our blog to a friend, or share on your social...

Topics: Financing , Business Growth , Cash Management , Business Acquisition , General Business , Government Loan Programs/Financing Options

Author: Greg Linnemanstons
Date: 12/19/2018

5 Tips for Better Manufacturing Recruiting

Whatever industry you’re in, it’s a seller’s market for talent. The latest statistics from the US Dept of Labor show unemployment holding steady at 3.7%, the lowest it’s been since 1967. It’s hard to remember that...

Topics: Business Growth , General Business

Author: Ann Franz
Date: 12/12/2018

6 Best Practices in Recruiting a Manufacturing Workforce

These days, it seems as though there are “Now Hiring” signs everywhere you go. The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in nearly 50 years. According to the 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Vitality Index...

Topics: Business Growth , General Business

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