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5 Steps To Build Credit as a Small Business

5 Steps To Build Credit as a Small Business

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jan 09, 2024

Learn how to build business credit in five easy steps and access more financing options for your entrepreneurial goals.

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Funding A Business Acquisition And The Small Business Loan Program

Funding A Business Acquisition And The Small Business Loan Program

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Dec 05, 2023

The SBA Loan program can be beneficial for buyers who are interested in acquiring businesses that do not have sufficient tangible assets to meet the collateral requirements of traditional bank financing.

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5 Ways To Help Your Business Survive Tough Economic Times

5 Ways To Help Your Business Survive Tough Economic Times

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Dec 05, 2023

Navigate recession planning with 5 key strategies. Strengthen your business with Stearns Bank's expertise in SBA and small business loans.

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Five Behaviors of Successful Business Owners

Five Behaviors of Successful Business Owners

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 28, 2023

What makes small business owners successful? Read this blog to find out the 5 behaviors that boost entrepreneurial potential.

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6 Signs You Need To Hire More Employees

6 Signs You Need To Hire More Employees

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 14, 2023

Learn how to recognize the signs that you need to hire more employees to grow your business.

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CDs vs. Savings Accounts: Which One Is Right for You?

CDs vs. Savings Accounts: Which One Is Right for You?

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 01, 2023

Explore savings & CDs: Safe, interest-earning options. Savings offer flexibility, CDs yield higher rates. Discover the best fit for your finances.

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USDA Rural Development Loans Simplified

USDA Rural Development Loans Simplified

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Oct 24, 2023

Learn how USDA Rural Development loans can help you access affordable and flexible financing for your rural business or project.

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Financing Terms Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Financing Terms Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Posted by: Stearns Bank on May 22, 2023

Discover the top financing terms every small business owner should know, from SBA loans to business lines of credit.

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The Four Most Common Challenges Facing Black Women Entrepreneurs

The Four Most Common Challenges Facing Black Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by: Stearns Bank in partnership with African Development Center on Feb 28, 2023

Black women make up the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs, but they face a disproportionate number of obstacles. Read about them here.

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How to Capitalize on Great Rates & Increase Your Savings

How to Capitalize on Great Rates & Increase Your Savings

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 01, 2022

With great rates on CDs, checking, and savings accounts, you can stack up the savings without lifting a finger.

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