Top 5 ICB Business Blog Articles of 2018

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

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: General Business , Business Growth

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: General Business , Business Growth

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: General Business , Business Growth

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

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: Business Growth , General Business , Financing

Author: Wendy K. Baumann
Date: 09/26/2018

Are Women the Secret to Achieving Sustained Economic Growth?

Research indicates that while women-owned businesses account for 36% of all U.S. enterprises, they employ just 7% of the country’s workforce – and contribute less than 4% of business revenues. This presents a...

Topics: Business Growth , General Business , Financing

Author: Laura Wiegert
Date: 09/05/2018

5 Steps for Developing a Simple Marketing Plan

A marketing plan is an integral part of any business, but for some it can be intimidating to put together. The good news is that a successful plan doesn’t need to be a large, complicated document; even a simple...

Topics: General Business , Business Growth

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