Is it Time for Your Business to Consider an Interest Rate Swap?

Written by Tom Detienne and Will Deppiesse 

Today’s fluctuating interest rate environment is leading many business owners to consider longer term fixed rates.  One way to obtain a long term fixed rate is via an...

Topics: General Business , Financing

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

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: Mark Sterr
Date: 08/22/2018

5 Things Successful Business Owners Should Do In Tough Times

Most businesses at one time or another will experience challenging periods where revenue dips or profitability is compromised; whether from market contraction, emerging competitors, loss of a key customer, raw...

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

Author: Matt Lemke
Date: 08/08/2018

3 Reasons Why a Business Credit Card May Be Right for You

Many of our past blog posts have focused on topics related to business financing – from preparing to apply for a loan and loan options, to what banks look for when evaluating potential borrowers, and much more. But...

Topics: Cash Management , General Business , Financing

Author: Will Deppiesse
Date: 08/01/2018

SBA 7(a) Loans: Should You Look for a Variable or Fixed Rate?

When considering financing options, many business owners explore Small Business Administration (SBA) loans with their bankers, including the SBA 7(a) program. The 7(a) program is one of the SBA’s most popular...

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

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