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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.

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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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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Veteran-Owned Businesses Embrace Government Contracting

Veteran-Owned Businesses Embrace Government Contracting

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 06, 2020

The SBA’s Veteran Institute For Procurement program offers training and networking to succeed in government contracting.

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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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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: Stearns Bank 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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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Taxes For Small Businesses

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Taxes For Small Businesses

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jun 29, 2020

The CARES Act is changing the way small business owners are looking at their tax situations. Here are nine changes you need to be aware of.

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How To Prep Your Business For COVID-19’s Impact

How To Prep Your Business For COVID-19’s Impact

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Mar 19, 2020

There are ways to get your business ready for the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak will have, including using the Small Business Administration for help.

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The Importance Of Having A Business Mentor

The Importance Of Having A Business Mentor

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Feb 20, 2020

As a business startup, a mentor with experience in your industry could be beneficial. With the help of this blog, you can start your mentor search today.

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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 Jul 11, 2019

If the economy is slowing down, these tips on how to get through a downturn will help you make the best decisions possible.

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Women-Owned Small Businesses Are Building Momentum

Women-Owned Small Businesses Are Building Momentum

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Dec 13, 2018

Women-owned businesses generated $1.7 trillion in sales and employed nearly nine million people as of 2017 and now account for 39 percent of all U.S. firms.

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