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FACTORING VS LINE OF CREDIT

By Anne Roslin, Business Development Officer Which Should I use? Getting the right type of financing is one of the most important decisions that can make or break any business.…

Purchase Order Financing & Accounts Receivable Factoring

Purchase Order Financing & Accounts Receivable Factoring

PRESENTED BY FIRST BUSINESS GROWTH FUNDING & THE NATIONAL VETERANS’ OPPORTUNITY COALITION Even successful entrepreneurs encounter financial roadblocks. If you’ve ever waited on invoice payments to seize big orders, purchase…

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 retirement 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…

market review

Quarterly Market Review Q2 2019

As of July 2019, the current economic expansion is the longest on record since 1900, however signs of slowing continue to persist. Although impressive in its longevity, the expansion has…

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…

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