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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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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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Five Steps to Evaluate Your Business’s Health

Five Steps to Evaluate Your Business’s Health

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Apr 25, 2019

Go beyond the top-line financial picture and take stock of these other factors. It may save you from trouble down the line.

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Tactics for Handling Customer Complaints

Tactics for Handling Customer Complaints

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Apr 18, 2019

Customers are eventually bound to share a complaint about your business. Therefore, it’s good to stay ahead of things and prep yourself for it happening.

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Seven Common Marketing Mistakes To Avoid For Your Small Business

Seven Common Marketing Mistakes To Avoid For Your Small Business

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Apr 11, 2019

Find out what to avoid from these marketing mishaps and how to steer clear of them.

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Seven Steps To Take In Franchising Your Business Concept

Seven Steps To Take In Franchising Your Business Concept

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Mar 21, 2019

So, what’s it going to take to make your small business a franchise concept? It will require self-evaluation, but also perseverance and patience.

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