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Weekly Economic Update Weekly Economic Update

Weekly Economic Update

Stocks are continuing the downward trend today, markets appear to have concerns about potential additional COVID19 shutdowns and concerns of more fines placed on financial institutions. READ UPDATE   Dow…

How the Inflation Rate Preserves Economic Harmony Market Update

How the Inflation Rate Preserves Economic Harmony

By Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Market Strategist Some people, especially those with enough gray hairs to have lived through periods of high inflation, were dismayed by the Federal Reserve’s recent announcement…

Business Succession Planning: When Selling Makes Sense When Selling Makes Sense

Business Succession Planning: When Selling Makes Sense

Written by Christine Waldschmidt, JD, Vice President – Trust Advisor One of my most important jobs as an advisor to a closely held business owner is helping the owner figure out…

YEAR-END GIFTING: TAX IMPLICATIONS treasury management

YEAR-END GIFTING: TAX IMPLICATIONS

By Christine Waldschmidt, JD, Vice President – Trust Advisor With the holiday season upon us, we pause to give thanks for our blessings and the people in our lives. With…

First Business Bank Economic Survey Results economic trends

First Business Bank Economic Survey Results

Get a highly anticipated look at the results of our most recent First Business Bank Economic Survey. The First Business Bank Economic Survey reflects executives’ assessments of this year’s overall…

Business Succession Roadmap Items 2 and 3: Business Valuation/Company Financials and the Owner’s Goals & Concerns

Business Succession Roadmap Items 2 and 3: Business Valuation/Company Financials and the Owner’s Goals & Concerns

In Part I of our resource, Business Succession: What it Entails & Why it’s Important, we took a high-level view of business succession planning and we looked at the reasons…

How Smart Business Executives Use Debt Intelligently

How Smart Business Executives Use Debt Intelligently

Getting a business loan is a big decision that’s not comfortable for everyone. It’s completely natural to want to avoid debt at all costs, both in your personal finances and…

Business Succession: What it Entails & Why it is Important information reporting & recordkeeping

Business Succession: What it Entails & Why it is Important

In short, business succession planning is figuring out how to transition a business interest to someone else. That’s an oversimplification, but that simple statement is the seed from which the…

Saving For Your Retirement

Saving For Your Retirement

Major considerations How much will you need in retirement? When do you plan to retire? What kind of lifestyle do you desire? How much do you have right now that…

Planning For Succession Of A Business Interest business people

Planning For Succession Of A Business Interest

Business succession planning–what is it? One of the important decisions a business owner must face is when and how to step out of the business–in other words, business succession planning.…

Minimizing Estate Taxes person reviewing papers

Minimizing Estate Taxes

What is minimizing estate taxes? The act of giving away your property, either during life or at death, will probably be subject to one or more of several types of…

Life Insurance: Estate Planning business succession planning

Life Insurance: Estate Planning

What is life insurance? A contract. Technically, life insurance is a contract between the policy owner (which can be you, “the insured,” or a separate party) and an insurer. The…

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