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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.

The 6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Financing Equipment

The 6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Financing Equipment

Posted by: Andy Rennecke 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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Cybersecurity Planning Delivers Peace Of Mind For Businesses

Cybersecurity Planning Delivers Peace Of Mind For Businesses

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Oct 06, 2020

Cybersecurity planning should be at the top of any business's priorities. We break down what benefits it offers and how to recognize suspicious activity.

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How Automatic Payments Can Benefit Your Small Business

How Automatic Payments Can Benefit Your Small Business

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Sep 28, 2020

Bill pay is a major convenience for business owners. Making electronic payments through a financial institution offers additional security and benefits.

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9 Easy Money Moves To Make Today

9 Easy Money Moves To Make Today

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Sep 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting many people’s personal finances, but there are ways to prepare your finances if things take a turn for the worse.

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Ways Business Owners Can Use Digital Banking To Their Advantage

Ways Business Owners Can Use Digital Banking To Their Advantage

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 27, 2020

Small business owners can gain positive momentum by using digital business banking offerings, including keeping costs down and forecasting future budgets.

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Business Planning For Manufacturers In A Post-Pandemic Economy

Business Planning For Manufacturers In A Post-Pandemic Economy

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 24, 2020

Manufacturing businesses are facing issues with planning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some tips on how to deal with the unexpected.

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Stearns Bank Lender Lays Out Cost Scenarios For Starting Up A Business

Stearns Bank Lender Lays Out Cost Scenarios For Starting Up A Business

Posted by: Andy Rennecke on Aug 14, 2020

There are always costs involved with starting a business. Stearns Bank SBA lender Josh Villa gives advice for what to look out for.

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The 5 Benefits Of Having Multiple Business Accounts

The 5 Benefits Of Having Multiple Business Accounts

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 10, 2020

Having multiple business banking accounts helps keep you organized, secure and could help you secure more financing from your lender in the future.

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Business Structure Determines Tax and Liability Responsibilities

Business Structure Determines Tax and Liability Responsibilities

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jul 30, 2020

Selecting what kind of legal structure your business has will guide decisions on everything from operations to how taxes are paid. Learn more in this blog.

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Renewable Energy Industry Expected To Stay Strong Even After Pandemic

Renewable Energy Industry Expected To Stay Strong Even After Pandemic

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jul 27, 2020

Renewable energy projects have taken a slight hit due to the pandemic, but brighter days appear ahead with people relying less and less on fossil fuels.

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