Author: Mark Sterr
    Date: 08/14/2019

    Evaluating the Decision to Lease vs. Buy Equipment

    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 , Cash Management

    Author: Kristy Stiefvater
    Date: 08/07/2019

    3 Easy Ways to Leverage Your Business Banker’s Expertise

    As a business owner, you know your business like no one else. You understand its peaks and valleys – and the corresponding financial and cash flow needs that accompany them. Though we may not work directly in your...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    Author: Sandy Retzki
    Date: 07/24/2019

    The Basics of a Business Line of Credit (LOC)

    A recent report on The State of Small Business Cash Flow states approximately 69% of small business owners have been kept up at night due to cash flow concerns. Any small business owner will agree that efficient cash...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth

    Benefits of Community Business Bank

    Author: Bryan Orth
    Date: 07/10/2019

    How to Leverage Automation to Save Your Business Time and Money

    As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. From managing inventory to hiring, training and retaining staff, and community involvement, we understand that your days are full. Did you know there are ways...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    Author: Will Deppiesse
    Date: 06/27/2019

    Develop a Business Expansion Plan with Your Banker

    The outlook for U.S. businesses is solid, with the CEO Economic Outlook Index still above its historical average of 82.6 at 89.5 in the second quarter of 2019.  Most financials we see from companies continue to...

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

    Author: Tiffany Binish
    Date: 06/05/2019

    6 Cash Flow Strategies You Probably Aren’t Using

    Business owners make a profound local impact, as we learned in a recent ICB Financial Sense Blog. They provide jobs, increase the tax base of the community, offer a unique local flair, and many times, give back to...

    Topics: Business Growth , Cash Management , Nonprofit

    Author: Steve Van Remortel
    Date: 04/24/2019

    The ONE Secret to Talent Retention

    The #1 challenge I hear leaders talking about these days is having the quantity and the quality of talent to serve their customers and achieve the organization’s annual objectives and budget. You have to recruit and...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    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

    Benefits of Community Business Bank