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Weekly Economic Update Weekly Economic Update

Weekly Economic Update

The Weekly Economic Activity Report is your guide to the latest economic insights and banking trends from our seasoned Bank Consulting team dedicating more resources to help your bank achieve…

CEO Report Q1 2021

During the first quarter of 2021, First Business Bank delivered record earnings, reflecting double-digit loan growth, higher fee income, and strong credit quality. At the same time, we continued to…

The Job Market Enigma Market Update

The Job Market Enigma

By Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist Virtually every conversation I have had with a business owner or executive in the last few weeks includes the lament that…

Exploring Buy-Sell Agreements With Non-Family Buyers Exploring Buy-Sell Agreements With Nonfamily Buyers

Exploring Buy-Sell Agreements With Non-Family Buyers

Written by Diane Smith, Vice President – Commercial Banking Buy-sell agreements are important because they can be used as a business succession tool, a legal contract, and they establish a buyer…

Critical Elements of Leadership Transition Planning Leadership Transition

Critical Elements of Leadership Transition Planning

Aside from acquisitions and bankruptcies, leadership transitions often are among the highest-stakes events for organizations. Whether a crisis forces a replacement or you’re facing a long-known retirement, each transition presents…

Quarterly Market Review Q1 2021 market review

Quarterly Market Review Q1 2021

Widespread vaccinations, easing business restrictions, and government stimulus are helping to spur the early stages of an economic boom that are leading many to draw a comparison to the Roaring…

First Business Bank’s 2021 Business Statistics & Trends Report First Business Bank’s 2021 Business Statistics & Trends Report

First Business Bank’s 2021 Business Statistics & Trends Report

As you navigate the longest economic expansion in modern times, data straight from your peers in our local business community is useful for planning and comparison. Now available, First Business…

Why Business Succession Plans Are So Important business succession planning

Why Business Succession Plans Are So Important

Business succession planning — the process of thoughtfully planning ownership transition of a business — is still uncommon among businesses with fewer than 300 employees. In fact, fewer than half…

How an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Works Q&A About ESOPS

How an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Works

By Tom Dott, Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking As a generation of Baby Boomers gradually transitions from full-time work to pursue post-work adventures, those who own businesses are faced…

CEO Report – Fourth Quarter 2020 CEO Report

CEO Report – Fourth Quarter 2020

DEAR SHAREHOLDERS AND FRIENDS OF FIRST BUSINESS BANK: 2021 marks a new chapter for many of us and that’s certainly true here at First Business Bank. As challenging as 2020…

Buying a Franchise with SBA Loans Buying a Franchise with SBA Loans

Buying a Franchise with SBA Loans

By Marty Ferguson, Director of SBA Lending During the COVID-19 pandemic, with record job loss, the United States began experiencing an unprecedented spike in entrepreneurship. The U.S. government reports new…

CHARITABLE TRUSTS: THE BENEFITS FOR BUSINESS ASSETS CHARITABLE TRUSTS: THE BENEFITS FOR BUSINESS ASSETS

CHARITABLE TRUSTS: THE BENEFITS FOR BUSINESS ASSETS

By Cymbre Van Fossen, Senior Vice President, Trust Advisor and Director of Fiduciary Services Charitable trusts can be an excellent vehicle for doing several things that may be important to…

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