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Virtual Conferencing Platform Tips

June 28, 2020 | Michael Aliperti, MS-ISAC Chair

With the recent move for many to working from home, there are a lot of questions around virtual conferencing platforms. Much of the attention has focused on the security of some platforms...read more

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PPP vs EIDL - Which is best for you?

April 4, 2020

The SBA is offering small business owners funding through the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Which is best for you?...read more

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Should you have a business advisory board?

March 26, 2020

Even before the pandemic, and a business environment unlike any other, advisory boards were having a moment. But what is an advisory board, and is it right for you?...read more

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Small Business Banking Basics

February 29, 2020

Is it really important to keep your personal and business accounts separate - especially if you're just starting a business?...read more

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What information is needed to apply for a business loan?

January 21, 2020

Perhaps you're ready to apply for a business loan, but you're not quite sure where to start. Although exact documentation needs...read more

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The 5 Cs of Credit

December 3, 2019

While every bank has their own lending "formula," almost all use some form of The 5 C's of Credit as a basic guideline to evaluate a potential borrower. Business owners, or...read more

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Are you ready to franchise your business?

November 12, 2019

According to the 2017 Economic Census, franchises exist in over 300 industries – from fast-food restaurants to less obvious industries like weight-loss clinics and warehousing. If you...read more

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Celebrating Women in Business - Ashley Laurence

September 22, 2019 | Leah Driver

Hartford City Banking Center Manager Ashley Laurence is an example of what can happen...read more

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Celebrating Women in Business - Shanna McClure

September 18, 2019 | Leah Driver

Senior Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer Shanna McClure is another phenomenal #TeamCSB woman who believes in living the...read more

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Celebrating Women in Business - Kathy Denney

September 13, 2019 | Leah Driver

We're publishing a series of articles celebrating women in business, starting with Kathy Denney, AVP - Chief Compliance Officer here at Citizens State Bank....read more

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What should I know about Commercial Mortgages?

June 13, 2019

If you’ve realized your rent is too high, you’ve outgrown your office space, or you have a balloon payment coming up, you’re probably...read more

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Preparing to Apply for a Small Business Loan

May 27, 2019

Applying for a business loan can be intimidating, but the more preparation you do, the higher your odds of getting your application approved. Here...read more

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Task Management Tools for Small Business Owners

May 26, 2019

Everyone feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, but this is especially true for entrepreneurs. There are so many aspects to owning a business – which is why it’s important to find the right tools to help. To celebrate #SmallBusinessMonth, we’ll be sharing...read more

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Tools for Writing Your Business Plan

May 22, 2019

Your Business Plan truly is the first step toward success or failure. It only makes sense to take advantage of...read more

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Organizing Tools

May 14, 2019

"Getting more organized" is one of the more common new year's goals, and like most...read more