Top 5 ICB Business Blog Articles of 2020

    The year-end typically brings a lot of countdowns…top songs of the year, top news stories of the year, top streaming shows of the year, and of course, the countdown to midnight on New Years Eve. At the end of each...

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

    Author: Anne Denissen
    Date: 11/24/2020

    Cash Flow is King - How to Maximize Your Business’s Cash Flow

    We often hear “cash is king.” But what’s even more true is cash FLOW is king, as it’s a more accurate measurement of a business’s viability. It’s proof positive that your business is running smoothly.

    When a business...

    Topics: Business Growth , Cash Management , General Business , Nonprofit

    Author: Kristy Stiefvater
    Date: 11/18/2020

    Conversations to Have With Your Business Banker

    “Failure to plan is planning to fail” is an adage we’ve all heard, and there’s good reason for that. When it comes to businesses, planning requires communication and goal-setting with your business banker at the...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , Business Acquisition , General Business

    Benefits of Community Business Bank

    Author: Jason Wery
    Date: 11/11/2020

    Advantages of Banking Locally

    Just as it’s advantageous to shop local, it really pays to bank locally.In fact, community banks have the highest ranking in customer satisfaction – 83% - according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Finance...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

    Author: Tiffany Binish
    Date: 11/04/2020

    5 COVID-19 Related Business Scams to Watch Out For

    Business scams aren’t something that exclusively come out of the woodwork during a pandemic such as COVID-19. However, it does present cybercriminals and other “bad actors” with opportunities to capitalize on...

    Topics: Risk/Fraud , General Business

    Author: Dave Coggins
    Date: 10/21/2020

    Ag Advocacy: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Today’s Consumer

    Several years ago, I wrote a blog about the importance of those of us in agriculture standing up and advocating for our industry as we interact with our families, friends, coworkers and neighbors. At that time, I was...

    Topics: General Business

    Author: Will Deppiesse
    Date: 10/19/2020

    How to Finance a Manufacturing Expansion

    With interest rates being cut substantially early in 2020 to assist the economy with the global pandemic, interest rates are at or near an all-time low. If you are expanding your business, there is an opportunity to...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth

    Author: Lindsay Meyer
    Date: 10/15/2020

    Prevent Cash Flow Crunch with these 6 Tips

    If you own a small business or manage a nonprofit, you know managing day-to-day expenses can be tricky, especially when payments or donations are inconsistent. If you have experienced temporary cash flow problems...

    Topics: Cash Management , General Business , Nonprofit

    Benefits of Community Business Bank