Mark is a Wisconsin native with over 35 years of experience in commercial banking. His deep connection with business owners allows him to consult on matters from expanding into new markets to adding buildings, all with the goal of helping companies grow.

    Author: Mark Sterr

    Mark is a Wisconsin native with over 35 years of experience in commercial banking. His deep connection with business owners allows him to consult on matters from expanding into new markets to adding buildings, all with the goal of helping companies grow.

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    Mark Sterr

    Author: Mark Sterr
    Date: 05/13/2020

    Relationships: One of the Many Benefits of Community Banking

    There are more than 30 million small businesses (defined as 500 employees or less) in the United States, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), and a little over 5,000 community banks. Fortunately,...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

    Mark Sterr

    Author: Mark Sterr
    Date: 02/12/2020

    Developing a Good Banking Relationship

    Valentine’s Day is upon us! Each year, February 14 allows us to reflect on the extraordinary relationships we have in our lives. We realize that your banker may not be on the top of your Valentine’s Day gift-giving...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

    Mark Sterr

    Author: Mark Sterr
    Date: 08/14/2019

    Evaluating the Decision to Lease vs. Buy Equipment

    Companies regularly find themselves in the position of having to invest in equipment that will allow them to continue growing their businesses. If those businesses are startups, the need is sometimes more urgent, as...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , Cash Management

    Benefits of Community Business Bank
    Mark Sterr

    Author: Mark Sterr
    Date: 08/22/2018

    5 Things Successful Business Owners Should Do In Tough Times

    Most businesses at one time or another will experience challenging periods where revenue dips or profitability is compromised; whether from market contraction, emerging competitors, loss of a key customer, raw...

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

    Mark Sterr

    Author: Mark Sterr
    Date: 12/06/2017

    Small Business Acquisition: Tips for Ensuring Management & Employee Continuity

    Most every CEO or owner of a small business—whether a manufacturing company or a service provider—has a good idea of what they need to understand as they evaluate and consider the purchase of another company: they’ll...

    Topics: Business Acquisition

    Benefits of Community Business Bank