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Jul 6, 2020

As a small business lending partner, we have had the privilege of working with hundreds of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs across the state from a multitude of industries. Throughout these partnerships, we have seen small business owners face uncertainties and unknowns with creativity and intention. Whether these times…

May 29, 2020

They say that a mission statement is one of the most important aspects of a business and, as a mission-driven company, we can’t help but agree. For over 38 years, our mission has been our trusty guide through it all. When times are tough, it has carried us through. When things are going well, it has helped us soar…

Apr 16, 2020

Whether you’ve been working remotely for years or the current situation has forced you to make this transition much quicker than you had hoped, you’ve probably come to realize that working remotely just isn’t the same. We are social beings who thrive off of daily face-to-face interactions…

Feb 11, 2020

2020 is here and you have your list of New Year’s resolutions displayed loudly and proudly. After all, you’ve told yourself a million times: “this year is the year.” But, if you’re anything like us, something always comes up or gets in the way and – slowly but surely – that list full of resolutions…

Jan 14, 2020

Maybe you read an article about it online, or had it recommended to you by a fellow small business owner. Perhaps your lender discussed it as an option with you at your last meeting or you saw something about it online. Whether you’ve heard the term a thousand times, or this article is the first,…

Nov 27, 2019

The United States offers a variety of benefits for active and retired veterans and their families in gratitude for the dedication and service they have offered to our county. What many don’t know, however, is that there are a multitude of advantages available to those who would like to continue serving their…

Sep 19, 2019

What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of competition? I am guessing it is along the lines of winning, of losing? While that is true in the world of sports, competition in the business world is just a bit different. Businesses that see competition as a negative, tend to be the ones on the losing end and the ones that see it…

Jun 1, 2019

The year was 1987, and I had just graduated from college and embarked on my first real job in my profession. Oh my, how naive I was and how much I had yet to learn, even if I didn’t realize that, myself. I wish I had been given some insight and idea of what it would be like. So, in this month’s issue which focuses on culture, I decided to author a letter to my younger self, some 32 years later…

Mar 1, 2019

We have the great honor of working with many savvy women business owners.
Each one with a fresh perspective and unique ideology of what it takes to run their business. As we look across our portfolio, there is one thing that they all have in common – wisdom. With experience comes wisdom. With wisdom comes the…

Feb 1, 2019

You’ve been searching for a while, but just haven’t found the right person to fill that role.
Until now. However, you are stressing – big time – because they have no work experience. At all! You think he will be able to do the job, but there’s no work history to give you the “normal” comfort level of a new employee. Go easy on yourself here. I promise you…