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: 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

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: 01/17/2018

Lease vs. Buy: Which Makes the Most Sense for Startups and Other Businesses?

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

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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

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