Author: Mark Sterr
    Date: 02/12/2020

    Developing a Good Banking Relationship

    Valentine’s Day is upon us! Each year, February 14 allows us to reflect on the extraordinary relationships we have in our lives. We realize that your banker may not be on the top of your Valentine’s Day gift-giving...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

    Top 5 ICB Business Blog Articles of 2019

    The year-end typically brings a lot of countdowns…top songs of the year, top news stories of the year, top movies of the year, and of course, the countdown to midnight on New Years Eve. We’ve put together a countdown...

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

    Author: Jeff Jagodinsky
    Date: 12/11/2019

    The Basics of Personal Guarantees in Business Loans

    When pursuing a small business loan, chances are your lender will ask you to provide a personal guarantee. But, if you’re a new business owner, you may have questions about the purpose of personal guarantees and how...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth

    Benefits of Community Business Bank

    Author: Jeff Ebel
    Date: 11/20/2019

    Should I Become an Angel Investor?

    Investopedia defines an angel investor as “a high net worth individual who provides financial backing for small startups or entrepreneurs, typically in exchange for ownership equity in the company. Often, angel...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

    The Top 4 Benefits of Working with a Community-Based Business Bank

    Whether you’re getting ready to launch your own small business or are a second-generation owner of an established family business, finding the right bank can be key to reaching your goals. With many options...

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

    Author: Mark Maurer
    Date: 10/16/2019

    What to Consider When a Young Business Grows Quickly

    Somewhere in the corner of a brewery in Sheboygan sits a very dusty case of beer… a case of beer that served as the seed that would blossom into 3 Sheeps Brewing Company. The story actually starts in 1926, when 3...

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

    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: 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