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  • Moving Your Business Forward in Spite of Economic Uncertainty

    Trying to effectively prepare for inflation and economic uncertainty can feel daunting. Instead of freezing in fear, smart business owners look at their situations, evaluate the risks, and follow strategies to limit the potential for problems.
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  • Stop Managing and Start Coaching. How to Perform Reviews and Set Goals for Your Team.

    We just wrapped up June, which means our team at The Farmers Bank is reaching the end of our fiscal year. While for many of you, this is mid-year, we are preparing for performance evaluations. Although you may not be approaching these evaluations yet, now is a great time to be thinking about how you might make your next year’s performance review system meaningful for your company and your staff. This season can be stressful for managers and their teams alike! While preparing for these reviews, I’ve been reflecting on the importance of being a coach to your team and not just a manager of projects, processes, and products.
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  • Business Debt Comes in Two Flavors: Good and Bad

    Owners of growing businesses commonly misunderstand the role -- and the value -- debt can play in their companies’ health. Many of us were raised to cast a wary eye when it comes to borrowing, and that reluctance may limit opportunities for success.
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  • Lessons from the C-Suite

    I’m often asked questions about how I worked my way to a C-suite position, and I’ve found those questions to be an excellent opportunity to reflect on my journey on getting to this place in my career.
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  • Business Lending Isn’t About Money, It’s About Relationships

    A relationship with your banker is a valuable asset to you and your company, but a successful lender-business relationship demands a genuine commitment from both sides. Here's what you can expect while developing a relationship with your banker. #banking #relationshipsmatter
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  • What You Need To Know About The 2021 Paycheck Protection Program Loan

    If you haven’t already applied for a PPP loan, don’t panic, there’s still time. The new deadline is now March 31st, 2021. However, businesses that were not in operation as of February 15th, 2020, are not eligible to receive these loans.
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  • The Gift of Giving: Donations in 2020

    Christmas is the time of year when many of us decide to give to charity, be that because we’ve been had requests sent to us from local charities, or because we have a favorite charity in mind.
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  • Business Year-End Checklist

    It’s safe to say that this year has been far from ordinary, especially for businesses. But despite the hardships and uncertainty of recent months, the show must go on! And that means you need to get to work on your year-end activities.
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  • October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    Cybersecurity is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but it’s more than just a ‘buzz word’ picked up by the media, and it’s just as big of a risk for individuals as it is for major corporations.
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  • Leading Others in Times of Change

    As this year has gone on, it has made me think about how leaders can best help their teams face changes. After all, for a business to succeed, it must learn to adapt to new market conditions and adopt different processes to stay relevant and competitive.
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