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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.

5 Reasons To Separate Your Savings Accounts

5 Reasons To Separate Your Savings Accounts

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Feb 25, 2021

It’s important to separate your personal and business savings accounts. But recognizing the right time isn’t easy. These 5 reasons might help you act.

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Insured Deposits Are Safe Bet for Corporate Treasury

Insured Deposits Are Safe Bet for Corporate Treasury

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jan 29, 2021

An ICS or CDARS account is a sound decision for managing high-balance corporate funds. They provide full protection of FDIC insurance beyond the statutory limit of $250,000 per bank.

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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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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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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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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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