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Small Business Matters

The Stearns Bank Small Business blog has you covered from relevant industry topics to guidance on big business banking decisions. Read our latest articles that might give you the advice you’ve been looking for to help your small business succeed.

Succession Planning In Turbulent Times

Succession Planning In Turbulent Times

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jan 22, 2021

Business succession planning can be difficult in times of economic uncertainty. Here are tips for creating a clear and effective plan for your business.

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Prepping Business Owners For 2021 Tax Season

Prepping Business Owners For 2021 Tax Season

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jan 14, 2021

This isn't your normal tax year for small business owners. There are changes you can educate yourself on before talking with a tax professional.

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How To Avoid Online Shopping Scams During The Holiday Season

How To Avoid Online Shopping Scams During The Holiday Season

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Dec 21, 2020

Julia Johnson, a research specialist for the ACFE, breaks down what scams the public should look out for while shopping this holiday season.

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Non-Contact Medical Equipment Expanding Care For Practices

Non-Contact Medical Equipment Expanding Care For Practices

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Dec 17, 2020

The pandemic has forced medical practices to get creative, including turning to non-contact equipment that allows them to still care for their patients.

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Aging Gracefully – Avoiding Equipment Obsolescence

Aging Gracefully – Avoiding Equipment Obsolescence

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Dec 07, 2020

No matter the business, avoiding equipment obsolescence is not easy. One solution is to investigate the viability of equipment financing.

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Fraud Prevention Program Implemented At Stearns Bank

Fraud Prevention Program Implemented At Stearns Bank

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 27, 2020

The ‘Raise Your Hand’ program is aimed at helping Stearns Bank employees better identify fraud, and, to help prevent it from happening to its customers.

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Dairy Farmers Reacting To Market Uncertainty

Dairy Farmers Reacting To Market Uncertainty

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 19, 2020

Wisconsin dairy farm family has taken on more work themselves to help combat milk price fluctuations that have played havoc with their cash flow.

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Veteran-Owned Businesses Embrace Government Contracting

Veteran-Owned Businesses Embrace Government Contracting

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 06, 2020

The SBA’s Veteran Institute For Procurement program offers training and networking to succeed in government contracting.

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Protecting Yourself While Working From Home

Protecting Yourself While Working From Home

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Oct 30, 2020

As an employee, you want to keep your employer’s data secure while working from home. Here are precautions you can take yourself to stay cyber secure.

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The 6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Financing Equipment

The 6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Financing Equipment

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Oct 15, 2020

These key questions are important to consider before signing an equipment financing agreement, especially if you’re just beginning your research.

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