Small Business Grants in Wisconsin & Our Local Communities

    Small businesses nationwide have been hit hard by mandatory closures and safety measures required to slow the spread of COVID-19. While many have turned to federal relief programs like the Paycheck Protection...

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

    Author: Melissa Schamburek
    Date: 05/18/2020

    The Importance of a Good Logo

    Celebrate National Small Business Month with a free logo design (or redesign), courtesy of the ICB Marketing Team! Read on for more contest details.

    Think about some of your favorite brands - your favorite fast food...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    Author: Mark Sterr
    Date: 05/13/2020

    Relationships: One of the Many Benefits of Community Banking

    There are more than 30 million small businesses (defined as 500 employees or less) in the United States, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), and a little over 5,000 community banks. Fortunately,...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

    Benefits of Community Business Bank

    Author: Dave Coggins
    Date: 05/08/2020

    PPP: A Reminder of Why the Program was Created and the Good it is Doing

    As a result of the publicity surrounding several large public companies receiving large Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and the firestorm it created, we've been asked by a number of our customers whether we...

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

    Author: Anne Denissen
    Date: 05/06/2020

    Cash Flow Management Tips to Remember During a Crisis

    As a business owner, you know that cash flow management can sometimes be a challenge, no matter the state of the economy. During a time of crisis, however, good cash flow management becomes crucial. 

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

    Author: Dave Coggins
    Date: 04/30/2020

    How to Ensure Your PPP Loan is Forgiven

    Now that you’ve received the funding from your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, you might be wondering what happens next. A major benefit of the PPP is that it offers forgiveness of up to the full principal...

    Topics: General Business , Government Loan Programs/Financing Options

    Author: Melissa Schamburek
    Date: 04/24/2020

    7 Things to Do for Your Business During COVID Downtime

    As a business owner, your “to-do” list is probably overwhelming at times. But with all the responsibilities of running your day-to-day business, you may never get around to those tasks. Now that COVID-19 has forced...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    Protect Your Business from COVID-19 Fraud

    During these uncertain times, there are several precautions that businesses must take to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers. Some of these preventative measures include keeping offices clean,...

    Topics: Risk/Fraud , Financing , General Business

    Benefits of Community Business Bank