Business Funding, Equipment Financing


Our 5 Most Popular Blogs From 2018


Our 5 Most Popular Blogs From 2018

As we come to the end of 2018, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of our most-read articles throughout the year.

A Stearns Bank blog is published every week and you can subscribe to them by clicking the “Sign Up” button. We also have a simple URL that you can find us with at

Each blog is aimed to offer advice and perspective to you, our customers. We hope that you find these five blogs useful.

Here are the Top 5 read blogs of 2017:


1. How Small Business Owners Can Use Section 179

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed in 2017 made significant changes to Section 179 and first-year bonus depreciation. Reading this blog will help you understand the changes to the Section 179 tax deduction and will be abundantly useful to any small business owner planning purchases throughout the year.


2. The Differences Between Equipment Finance Agreements and Simple Interest Loans

Many small business owners may not know that there are differences between an Equipment Finance Agreement and a simple interest loan. In this informative blog, our Tatum Noreen educates you on how to decipher the subtle nuances between the two.


3. Stearns Bank Veteran Ag Salesman Reflects On Industry Changes

Our agriculture account manager Chuck Parker has almost 40 years of experience in the ag sales world. That experience gives Chuck some valuable perspective on the changes in agriculture over that time period. In this blog, learn more about his thoughts on the state of the ag economy and its future.


4. Restaurant Owner Cultivates 30-Year Relationship With Stearns Bank

There’s a reason restaurant owner Curt Letnes has stayed with Stearns Bank for so long. His company’s commercial financing needs have always been met when working with our Senior Vice President Steve Domine. Learning more about this strong relationship in this in-depth blog.


5. Funding A Business Acquisition And The Small Business Loan Program

Acquiring a business requires sufficient tangible assets to meet the collateral requirements of traditional bank financing. Our Tom Ethen educates you on the SBA and the Small Business Loan Program in this insider blog.

Topics: Business Funding Equipment Financing

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