Small Business Management

Mistakes To Avoid When Opening A Business Bank Account

If you’re new to small business ownership, you may not know the ins and outs of bookkeeping.

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Small Business Management

5 Ways To Help Your Business Survive Tough Economic Times

Most businesses are not ready for a recession and likely will be caught by surprise if the economy stalls. A report from Bain Consulting finds that only 43% of sales organizations have a recession plan. However, companies that plan ahead in good times can thrive when the winds turn – capturing market share ...

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Small Business Management

Is Opening A High-Interest Savings Account Right For You?

If you haven’t heard, interest rates for savings and checking accounts have improved recently.

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Equipment Finance

Craig & Chuck In A Truck - Equipment Financing vs. Paying Cash

Are you wondering whether to finance your next big equipment purchase instead of paying cash?

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Equipment Finance

Craig & Chuck In A Truck: Renewable Energy Changing Ag World

Many farmers already produce renewable energy by growing corn to make ethanol. An increasing number of farmers are now adding to their incomes by harvesting the wind that blows across their land to make electricity. And new options are becoming available.

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Equipment Finance

Craig & Chuck In A Truck: How Ag Tech Is Changing Efficiencies

Welcome to our new vlog series entitled "Craig & Chuck In A Truck," that features Craig Kern and Chuck Parker from the Stearns Bank Equipment Finance Division.

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Small Business Management

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Learn From Their Competition

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 28.8 million small businesses in the United States. Small businesses account for 99.7 percent of all business in the United States.

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CDs vs. Savings Accounts: Which One Is Right For You?

Many people think that throwing their money into a savings account with a bank is the best way to building up their cash assets.

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