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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…

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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…

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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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ESOP

Why Create An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)?

Planning the future of your company can be a difficult, emotional process. As business leaders thoughtfully plan ownership transition, some turn to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) to help accomplish…

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Exploring Buy-Sell Agreements With Nonfamily Buyers

Exploring Buy-Sell Agreements With Nonfamily 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…

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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…

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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…

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Leadership Transition

Planning Successful Leadership Transition

Whether your organization is anticipating the retirement of a senior executive or you’re building a framework for an eventual exit, it’s important to establish a management succession plan. Employees, board…

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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…

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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…

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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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