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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.

How To Avoid Fraud While Shopping Online

How To Avoid Fraud While Shopping Online

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 02, 2021

There are many scammers on the Internet, but consumers and can avoid becoming fraud victims if they pay attention during the holiday shopping season.

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3 Fundamentals for Shoring Up Phishing Defenses

3 Fundamentals for Shoring Up Phishing Defenses

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Oct 27, 2021

Phishing is very dangerous to an organization’s cybersecurity health. The need for proper anti-phishing best practices is an absolute must.

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Finding Payment Systems To Help Your Customers Pay Your Business

Finding Payment Systems To Help Your Customers Pay Your Business

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Oct 14, 2021

We look at how to set up a digital customer payment system that will benefit your business and please your customers.

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Community Banking: The Treat That Keeps on Giving

Community Banking: The Treat That Keeps on Giving

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Oct 07, 2021

Community banks are trusted lenders and approval ratings from borrowers exceed those of megabanks and online lenders.

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Staying Ahead Of Small Business COVID-19 Scams

Staying Ahead Of Small Business COVID-19 Scams

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Sep 30, 2021

Phishing email attempts using government-backed loan programs are more prevalent than ever during the pandemic. But there are more scams to be aware of.

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Using The Child Tax Credit To Boost Your Banking

Using The Child Tax Credit To Boost Your Banking

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Sep 22, 2021

Are you wondering how to use the money you received from the Child Tax Credit? We have you covered with some great ideas on how to prep for the future.

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Loan & Grant Options For Minority Business Owners

Loan & Grant Options For Minority Business Owners

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 27, 2021

Minority-owned businesses can benefit from special loan opportunities. We break down available loan and grant programs.

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FSA Loans Expand Financing Options For Farmers & Ranchers

FSA Loans Expand Financing Options For Farmers & Ranchers

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 19, 2021

Farmers and ranchers may be able to get a loan through the Farm Service Agency (FSA). This blog breaks down the loan types under three FSA programs.

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Stearns Bank, Skalicky Collaborate On OCC's Project REACh

Stearns Bank, Skalicky Collaborate On OCC's Project REACh

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 18, 2021

After joining OCC MDI collaboration meetings, Stearns Bank President and CEO Kelly Skalicky formed bank partnerships that have delivered welcomed benefits.

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Good Habits for Secure Online Banking

Good Habits for Secure Online Banking

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 12, 2021

If you manage your bank accounts online, follow these practices to keep your accounts secure and prevent fraud and theft.

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