Top 5 ICB Business Blog Articles of 2020

    The year-end typically brings a lot of countdowns…top songs of the year, top news stories of the year, top streaming shows of the year, and of course, the countdown to midnight on New Years Eve. At the end of each...

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

    Author: Anne Denissen
    Date: 11/24/2020

    Cash Flow is King - How to Maximize Your Business’s Cash Flow

    We often hear “cash is king.” But what’s even more true is cash FLOW is king, as it’s a more accurate measurement of a business’s viability. It’s proof positive that your business is running smoothly.

    When a business...

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

    Author: Kristy Stiefvater
    Date: 11/18/2020

    Conversations to Have With Your Business Banker

    “Failure to plan is planning to fail” is an adage we’ve all heard, and there’s good reason for that. When it comes to businesses, planning requires communication and goal-setting with your business banker at the...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , Business Acquisition , General Business

    Benefits of Community Business Bank

    Author: Jason Wery
    Date: 11/11/2020

    Advantages of Banking Locally

    Just as it’s advantageous to shop local, it really pays to bank locally.In fact, community banks have the highest ranking in customer satisfaction – 83% - according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Finance...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

    Author: Will Deppiesse
    Date: 10/19/2020

    How to Finance a Manufacturing Expansion

    With interest rates being cut substantially early in 2020 to assist the economy with the global pandemic, interest rates are at or near an all-time low. If you are expanding your business, there is an opportunity to...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth

    Author: Melissa Schamburek
    Date: 09/23/2020

    For ICB Founding CEO Bill Censky, Navigating Change is Second Nature

    Investors Community Bank co-founder and former president, CEO and Chairman of the Board William (Bill) Censky has likely seen faster technological change during his 50-year banking career than any other time in...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    Author: Tim Schneider
    Date: 09/16/2020

    How Deposits in a Community Bank Help Local Businesses Thrive

    Small and medium-sized businesses rely on their local communities to help them succeed, as it’s these communities that supply many of their customers, workers and vendors. When these businesses partner with local...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

    Author: Bryan Orth
    Date: 09/09/2020

    Switching to a Community-Based Business Bank CAN Be Easy

     

    Tom Chermak, President of CHER-MAKE Sausage Company in Manitowoc, is a third-generation sausage maker. His grandfather, Emil Chermak, started the business 90 years ago to share his great old-world sausage recipes...

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

    Benefits of Community Business Bank