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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…

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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…

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managing payment fraud

Managing Payment Fraud Risk

Any method your business uses to pay a vendor, such as checks, Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments, or wire transfers, can be intercepted or manipulated to commit fraud. Check fraud…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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business succession planning

Why You Need A Business Succession Plan

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…

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How to Prevent Check Fraud

How to Prevent Check Fraud

Check fraud is on the rise. In fact, reports show that in 2019 74% of organizations experienced check fraud — a 4% increase over 2018. In this lively and informative…

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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…

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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…

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marketing trends

New Marketing Trends for Business Leaders

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that everything is shifting digitally, and it is imperative that business leaders make the change, too. A consistent, optimized online presence is crucial…

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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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