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How We Became Lake Ridge Bank

We knew right from the start that one of the most important decisions we would need to make was what to name our new bank.

Worker shortages are always problematic. With the uncertainty of DACA's future, this problem may get bigger. Here's what it may mean for business owners.

Starting a franchise can be a big undertaking. We have the steps needed for financing your franchise, from beginning to end.

Strong relationships are essential to retaining profitable clients. It’s important to determine whether a relationship is truly solid - or in decline.

What do lenders look for when lending to small businesses? One of the most important things is your personal credit.

If you're self-employed or own a small business, a retirement plan can help you and your employees save for the future.

Establishing the ideal retirement plan for a small business can be daunting, especially since this is not an area of expertise for most business owners.

We understand that the details of a budget can often take a back seat, but controlling your expenses can improve profits and much more!

Does your business have a short-term contingency plan? Contingency planning is an essential part to preparing for unexpected absence from the business.

There are several things to ask before starting a business; however, here's five questions that should have been thought through before moving forward.

Find out what disaster loans are available after severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding and landslides affected WI, IA, and MN.

Business owners know that excellent customer service is key for retention rates. Learn the six principles of engaging your customers.

What type of financing do you really need? Perhaps a business line of credit is the optimal choice!

For many smaller businesses, the owner's largest investment is the business itself. The retirement plan is to live off the sale of his or her life’s work.

A low unemployment rate is problematic for employers. With competition for workers so competitive, what can employers do to attract talent?

Although the number of checks presented for payment is decreasing every year, the losses from check fraud, unfortunately, are rising nationwide.

As a business owner, you should come up with some plans for the upcoming year. In this article, find three items worth considering.

For business owners, keeping company finances separate from personal ones is a smart decision. However, for that can be easier said than done.