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Protect Yourself from Coronavirus Scams


Coronavirus scams are sweeping the nation. Fraudsters are using the coronavirus as an opportunity to scam consumers and financial institutions. Be aware of the warning signs to better protect yourself, your family and your business from financial harm.

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Why SBA Lending Deserves Another Look


If you're considering acquiring a new business or expanding your existing business venture, a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan may be a more attractive option than ever before. Rules implemented within the last few years make SBA 7(a) loans more appealing to lenders and more accessible to businesses.

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A Business Plan is Not Just For Your Bank. It's For You Too


Creating a business plan is not just one of those tedious tasks to throw together a lengthy document that is solely for the purpose of ticking another box off a lender's checklist. A business plan will serve as your guidepost, your foundation, your mandate for conducting your business, and it should clearly communicate those crucial elements to those within your organization, as well as those outside.

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Tips for Nonprofits to Maximize Private Grant Opportunities


Securing grant funding is a strategic process that requires planning and preparation, according to Laura Bode, Director of Community Engagement at A New Leaf. During the Bank's recent ShopTalk event focused on strategic funding for nonprofit organizations, Laura shared her tips for maximizing private grant opportunities.

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Empowering Nonprofit Organizations to Achieve Goals


It shouldn't have been a surprise, but yet it was. During our most recent ShopTalk event focused on governance best practices for nonprofit organizations, the first thing our guest presenter pointed to was the importance of having a strategic plan.

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