Author: ICB Business Banking Team

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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

9 of Our Favorite Business Websites

Last month, we featured a list of favorite books recommended by our business banking team. But if you’re short on time and looking for a quick fix of information to access on the go, we can help with that too!

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

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8 of Our Favorite Business Books

It’s estimated that in the U.S., more than 1,000 new business books are published every month. With that massive a quantity, it’s no wonder that professionals eager to leverage the latest business insights find the...

Topics: General Business

How to Prepare Your Business for a Loan

Securing a loan is something the majority of businesses will do at some point, yet for many, the process is surrounded by confusion: What does it take to qualify for different types of loans? What does a bank...

Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

Changing Business Banks: Questions to Ask to Ensure a Smooth Transition

Written by Bryan Orth Robert Seal

There are many factors that may precipitate a change in business banks, including dissatisfaction with your current bank’s customer service, outgrowing its financial product...

Topics: General Business

3 Myths About SBA 7(a) Loans

If you search for “myths about SBA loans,” you’ll find dozens of articles outlining misconceptions about Small Business Administration loans – including the application process, what institution is lending the money,...

Topics: Financing , Government Loan Programs/Financing Options

Best Business Uses for Sweep Accounts

Not all business checking accounts pay interest on cash held in the account, yet most business owners — especially those with high deposit balances — would prefer that the money in those accounts does more than just...

Topics: General Business

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