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business email compromise fraud

$324K Loss to Business Email Compromise Fraud

By Theresa Wiese, Managing Director of Compliance & Risk Management Earlier in 2019, a local business owner received a PDF invoice emailed from their vendor “ABC Corporation” totaling $333,900 for…

First Business CEO Report

CEO Report First Quarter 2019

Exceptional first quarter 2019 results reinforced our team’s commitment to the momentum we are building at First Business. Net income, top line revenue, loans, deposits, and trust assets under administration…

CBD Oil

Banking On Hemp & CBD with First Business Bank

By Theresa Wiese, Managing Director of Compliance and Risk Management For more than 40 years, the federal government classified hemp and CBD (cannabidiol) oil as Schedule 1 narcotics banned by the…

financing options

Financing Options for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Starting and running a business is increasingly challenging for veterans as many report difficulty accessing enough capital to carry out their business plans. This on-demand webinar, presented by First Business…

401k plan

The 4 Most Common Retirement Plan Errors

By Aaron Osten, Vice President, First Business Trust & Investments From its humble beginnings more than 40 years ago in the United States Revenue Act of 1978, the 401(k) has…

economic analysis

Quarterly Market Review Q1 2019

The economy decelerated noticeably in Q4 2018 on softer consumer spending, declining federal outlays — partly due to the government shutdown — and weak residential investment. However, still-solid business investment…

fraud protection - check fraud scams

4 Real Check Fraud Scams Showcase Importance of Fraud Protection

By Theresa Wiese, Managing Director of Compliance & Risk Management While high-tech fraud makes splashy headlines, good old-fashioned check fraud is still the number one fraud threat, according to the…

business equipment financing

The Advantage of Section 179 for Business Equipment Financing

By Patrick Kuhn, Vice President – Equipment Finance If you buy or finance equipment for your business, you’ll want to be familiar with this part of the U.S. Internal Revenue…

Local economic trends

First Business Economic Survey Results

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

ransomeware

Ransomware Reporting Checklist

Reporting any ransomware attack (whether it was successful or not) is important to help the FBI stop the fraudsters from inflicting more damage worldwide. If you experience a ransomware or…

ransomeware prevention

Ransomware Prevention Checklist

Use this checklist of best practices to help prevent a ransomware attack from damaging your organization.  Thwart ransomware damage to your company by ensuring you have a tested and reliable…

ransomeware

Ransomware: Tips for this top threat to your business

Imagine you’re working quietly at your computer when suddenly a menacing message appears on the screen. All the data on your computer and your network has been seized from your…

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