Growing up in Argentina, Maria Soledad Zitzewitz remembers good banks having a strong presence in their communities. It was that type of commitment and service Soledad was looking for in a bank when she started Soledad Zitzwitz Interiors, Inc. in 2006. And it’s why, today, she continues to bank with Lake Forest Bank & Trust,
What would happen if a disaster struck your business tomorrow? Would you know what to do? A small business continuity plan is a valuable reference document for the business owner(s) and their team to answer questions and provide information to aid in the business’s recovery. Did you know that according to the Small Business Administration
We all know that technology and the internet have “leveled the playing field” in a variety of ways, and perhaps one of the most powerful of these is access to automation. It wasn’t that long ago when only the big players could truly automate business processes. Today, everyone from the wannabe entrepreneur launching a new
I’ve seen a huge number of changes in cyber security since I began working in the industry (more years ago than I care to remember). Through the years I have seen paradigm shifts in the way cyber criminals operate and the way we as an industry are working to fight them. Among all the change,
Establishing business credit is an important step for some small business owners. If you want to obtain a business loan or simply separate your personal credit from your business credit, you need to work on establishing and building your score. Some lenders may even require or prefer that you have a business credit score. The
A business credit card can be much more than a convenient way to pay for purchases. These cards can also provide lucrative rewards, superior fraud protection, and smooth out cash flow. According to the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Small Business Credit Survey, 52% of firms with 1 to 499 employees use credit cards on a regular basis.