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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

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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

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…

Which Type of Floorplan Lender Fits Your Dealership?

Which Type of Floorplan Lender Fits Your Dealership?

By Jeff Widholm, Managing Director – Floorplan Finance When it comes to floorplans, independent dealers have two distinct choices: finance companies and banks. I often argue that one of the…

Four Ways to Keep the Peace in a Family Business

Four Ways to Keep the Peace in a Family Business

By Ryan Witt, Vice President – Wealth Advisor Family disharmony can also equal business disharmony. These four tips can help keep your business running smoothly. Family dynamics — and the…

GameStop’s Underdog Story of Social Media & Stocks

GameStop’s Underdog Story of Social Media & Stocks

 By Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Senior Vice President – Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist Rarely have my colleagues and I had so many people asking us the very same question. What…

how much debt is too much

How Much Debt is Too Much?

By Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist January 27, 2021 – One of the topics on many investors’ minds at this time relates to the long-term cost of…

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