Stories from the bank: “Re-size the business”

“Pete” owns and operates a well-established plumbing company, founded in the 1920s. Pete had about two dozen employees and was a fixture in his community and the local Chamber of Commerce. For many years, his business thrived, providing plumbing contracting services to the local public school district. In 2008, the collapse of the real estate Read More

Stories from the bank: “Comfortable waiting”

“Johnny” founded an LLC. The LLC was to be an a.m. radio show that covered topics of music, nightlife, and the social scene in New York City. He was also planning an informational website in conjunction with the show with an e-commerce function that would sell promotional merchandise such as t-shirts, hats, key chains and Read More

“Save Your Business” Emergency Planning Series Part 1-Prepare Your Business

Emergency planning…really? You have a business to run and grow, so who has time for planning? Simply put, a small amount of planning in advance will save you in the event of disaster, and can get you back up and running in a very short time. In fact, that can be a powerful competitive advantage, Read More