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How Does Financing Work When Buying a Car Online?

A New Experience: Buying a Car Online Buying a car used to require a trip to the dealership. Haggling was a hallmark of the experience, and you could count on going back and forth with a salesperson about things like pricing and interest rates.  If you’ve watched TV lately you have probably noticed several companies

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Eight Common Ways Businesses Grow

Every small business owner wants to see their business grow.  As savvy business owners know, business growth is more than a goal.  In reality it is a necessity.  Trying to simply maintain a business is an activity that is doomed to fail.  If a business is not growing, it is effectively dying – though it

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Maintain Financial Stability Even During a Pandemic

We are only a little more than halfway through 2020, but what a year it has been! Nobody planned for the events we’ve experienced this year.  Moreover, there are few people willing to predict what lies ahead. However, even in the uncertainty of the times, many of the tried and true principles of financial stability

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How Businesses Benefit from Inventory Financing

Many businesses, including seasonal businesses that experience busy and slow times of the year and businesses with a lengthy manufacturing process, will at some point consider inventory financing. For example, a business that produces holiday gifts could use this type of financing to purchase more items in order to prepare for the expected additional demands

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Commercial Lines of Credit: A Helpful Financing Option

“You have to spend money to make money.” This familiar quote illustrates the obvious – that it takes money to run a business.  It also demonstrates the conundrum that confronts many business owners.  Sometimes the money needed to purchase equipment or supplies, rent space, or pay employees is just not there.  Yet the expenses must be

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Technology Makes It Simple to Bank from Anywhere

By Steve Wedig As technology has advanced over the past decade or two, the way people bank has changed dramatically. One notable way that banking has changed is an increased ability for customers to perform basic banking tasks without ever visiting the bank in person. With this change, it makes it possible for customers to

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A Look at Innovations in Farming Today

By Michael Breisch While the basic purpose of farming remains the same from time immemorial, the day-to-day operations have undergone huge changes over the last century. Today’s ag operation looks vastly different than that of our grandparents’ generation. Technology and culture continue to bring changes to the farming industry. We will look at a few

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Banking in a Time of Uncertainty

We are certainly living through unprecedented times in this country. Every day the news is filled with updates on the health of our nation both physically and economically. Never having experienced anything like this before, we are filled with questions. How long will this lock-down continue? Will it be safe for everyone to be out

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Is Now the Right Time for a Mortgage Refinance?

By Andrea Eldert, NMLS #1094715 Mortgage rates, which had been low, have now dropped to even lower rates. Recent world events have pushed rates near historically low levels. With rates this low, many homeowners are asking themselves if now is the right time to refinance their mortgage. Here are some things to think through as you

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Equipment Leasing

By Amanda Martinez For many businesses and farming operations, the right equipment is essential for ongoing work and progress to continue.  There are a couple of different ways to finance equipment, and leasing is one of them.  In some ways, equipment leasing seems like an ideal solution for certain businesses.  There are clearly some benefits,

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