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Pandemic Baby Boom Turns Bust

Pandemic Baby Boom Turns Bust

I am one of seven children — a large family even in the 1960s. One hundred years earlier, in the 1860s, it was typical for families to have between 6…

Attracting Talent with Equity In Your Business

Attracting Talent with Equity In Your Business

It’s no surprise that employers are having challenges finding employees in 2021 and it doesn’t appear to be industry specific. As of the end of March, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was…

Reflecting on Raising $521,800 for Community Charities

Reflecting on Raising $521,800 for Community Charities

Question: What is 12 years old, has only celebrated 9 birthdays, has survived two recessions and a pandemic, and has raised $521,800 for our community? I know . . .too…

Building Your Skills in Changing Times

Building Your Skills in Changing Times

Recently, some of my coworkers at First Business Bank dove headfirst into the podcast pool and I’ve been enjoying their work. As you can imagine, over the past 30 years…

4 Techniques to Manage Work Overload

4 Techniques to Manage Work Overload

We all have stressful times in our lives when it seems like we have more to do than we can possibly get done. For many of us, it is often…

Safe Online Shopping for the Holidays

Safe Online Shopping for the Holidays

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a variety of challenges to everyone — and worse, it has presented many opportunities for cyber criminals. With the holidays approaching, during the pandemic most…

Private Wealth Group

First Business Trust & Investments Reaches $2 Billion Assets Under Administration

MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 23, 2020 – First Business Trust & Investments, the Private Wealth division of First Business Bank, is pleased to announce that it recently reached a new…

working remotely

4 Remote Work Lessons Learned the Hard Way

I began working remotely in May of 2018 from the comfort of my brand new apartment in Lakewood, Colorado. I had been working in an office environment for nearly 15…

Business Email Compromise Fraud

Three Strikes & You’re Out $43,000 from Business Email Compromise Fraud

What appears as a routine, everyday task can quickly become a multi-thousand-dollar theft from your company in the blink of an eye. Take Jane, an accounting specialist, who received an…

Lending During a Pandemic

Business Lending During a Pandemic

“The future ain’t what it used to be.” – Yogi Berra Clearly our vision of the future today is much different than what we were dreaming of even back in…

Progressive Investment in Your Business’s Future

Progressive Investment in Your Business’s Future

Now may seem like a strange time to think about your next strategic business investment, but it may be the best and most strategic time. The primary investment I’ll be…

fraud schemes

The Scene of this World is Changing – One Fraud Scheme at a Time

As the scene of the world changes faster than ever, consumers and business owners need to know how to protect themselves during these unusual times. Unfortunately, fraudsters and cybercriminals are…

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