Author: Melissa Schamburek
    Date: 05/18/2020

    The Importance of a Good Logo

    Celebrate National Small Business Month with a free logo design (or redesign), courtesy of the ICB Marketing Team! Read on for more contest details.

    Think about some of your favorite brands - your favorite fast food...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    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

    Author: Melissa Schamburek
    Date: 04/24/2020

    7 Things to Do for Your Business During COVID Downtime

    As a business owner, your “to-do” list is probably overwhelming at times. But with all the responsibilities of running your day-to-day business, you may never get around to those tasks. Now that COVID-19 has forced...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    Benefits of Community Business Bank

    Author: Tom Detienne
    Date: 03/18/2020

    How to Obtain the Right Business Loan: Tips for Keeping More Cash in Your Company

    When looking for a loan for your business – whether to finance an expansion, acquire equipment, support seasonal revenue fluctuations, or any one of a number of other needs – it’s important to remember that not all...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth

    A Look at ICB Electronic Banking Services for Business

    Now that we're into our third decade of the millennium, the vast majority of banks offer online banking, and many also offer a mobile banking app. But did you know that the benefits of electronic banking go beyond...

    Topics: Risk/Fraud , Business Growth , Cash Management , General Business , Nonprofit

    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

    Top 5 ICB Business Blog Articles of 2019

    The year-end typically brings a lot of countdowns…top songs of the year, top news stories of the year, top movies of the year, and of course, the countdown to midnight on New Years Eve. We’ve put together a countdown...

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

    Author: Jeff Jagodinsky
    Date: 12/11/2019

    The Basics of Personal Guarantees in Business Loans

    When pursuing a small business loan, chances are your lender will ask you to provide a personal guarantee. But, if you’re a new business owner, you may have questions about the purpose of personal guarantees and how...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth

    Benefits of Community Business Bank