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

Author: Brian Ruh
Date: 01/30/2019

Is Your Business Ready for What's Next?

As a business owner or decision-maker, what keeps you up at night? Is it business growth? Cash flow management? Recruitment and retention of key employees? The sale or transfer of your business? 

Topics: Business Growth , Business Acquisition , 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

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Author: Greg Linnemanstons
Date: 12/19/2018

5 Tips for Better Manufacturing Recruiting

Whatever industry you’re in, it’s a seller’s market for talent. The latest statistics from the US Dept of Labor show unemployment holding steady at 3.7%, the lowest it’s been since 1967. It’s hard to remember that...

Topics: Business Growth , General Business

Author: Ann Franz
Date: 12/12/2018

6 Best Practices in Recruiting a Manufacturing Workforce

These days, it seems as though there are “Now Hiring” signs everywhere you go. The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in nearly 50 years. According to the 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Vitality Index...

Topics: Business Growth , General Business

Author: Schenck SC
Date: 11/28/2018

Prepare Your Business for the Future

This guest post was previously published on Schencksc.com on October 31, 2018.

As business advisors, we are often asked, “What is my business worth?” The valuation of a business is not an exact science. In fact,...

Topics: Business Growth , General Business

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

Author: Ian Wilson
Date: 10/10/2018

6 Important Considerations When Choosing a New Building Site

Location, location, location. Those are the three most important words when it comes to real estate, right? Well…yes, and no. When you’re looking to expand your business, of course location is very important, but...

Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

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