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Quarterly Market Review Q4 2020 market review

Quarterly Market Review Q4 2020

 As 2021 begins, the U.S. economy continues to show signs of recovery and resilience. Employment has strongly rebounded with: over 12 million jobs recovered since May; a soaring housing…

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…

Client News: Updated Logo & .BANK Email & Website First Business Client news

Client News: Updated Logo & .BANK Email & Website

We’re proud to announce the First Business brand and entities, including First Business Trust & Investments, First Business Capital Corp., First Business Growth Funding, First Business Equipment Finance, and First…

CEO Report – Third Quarter 2020 Chart

CEO Report – Third Quarter 2020

DEAR SHAREHOLDERS AND FRIENDS OF FIRST BUSINESS: During the third quarter of 2020, First Business delivered record loan growth, in-market deposits1, non-interest income, and top line revenue. Our strong fundamental…

YEAR-END GIFTING: TAX IMPLICATIONS treasury management

YEAR-END GIFTING: TAX IMPLICATIONS

By Christine Waldschmidt, JD, Vice President – Trust Advisor With the COVID-related tax filing deadline extensions this year, it seems we’ve barely closed the books on 2019, but here we…

U.S Economic Recovery Amid Elections & Vaccine News Market Update

U.S Economic Recovery Amid Elections & Vaccine News

By Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist As we have said many times, the coronavirus and the economy are very closely linked. Full economic recovery is likely not…

Business Succession Planning: When Selling Makes Sense When Selling Makes Sense

Business Succession Planning: When Selling Makes Sense

Written by Christine Waldschmidt, JD, Vice President – Trust Advisor One of my most important jobs as an advisor to a closely held business owner is helping the owner figure out…

First Business Bank Economic Survey Results economic trends

First Business Bank Economic Survey Results

Get a highly anticipated look at the results of our most recent First Business Bank Economic Survey. The First Business Bank Economic Survey reflects executives’ assessments of this year’s overall…

Business Succession Roadmap: Business Valuation, Company Financials, and the Owner’s Goals & Concerns

Business Succession Roadmap: Business Valuation, Company Financials, and the Owner’s Goals & Concerns

Accurately valuing a closely-held business is arguably the most challenging part of the planning process. However, as with most items in the planning process, a business valuation does not have…

How Smart Business Executives Use Debt Intelligently

How Smart Business Executives Use Debt Intelligently

Getting a business loan is a big decision that’s not comfortable for everyone. It’s completely natural to want to avoid debt at all costs, both in your personal finances and…

Business Succession: What it Entails & Why it is Important business succession

Business Succession: What it Entails & Why it is Important

WHAT IS BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING? In short, business succession planning is figuring out how to transition a business interest to someone else. That’s an oversimplification, but that simple statement is…

Saving For Your Retirement

Saving For Your Retirement

Major considerations How much will you need in retirement? When do you plan to retire? What kind of lifestyle do you desire? How much do you have right now that…

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