Retirement Plans That Fit Your Business

April 21, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Running your business with passion every day is key to success in the long run. But you also need to think about your individual needs down the line — specifically, how you’ll get to the point where you have the money you need to retire. As a small-business owner, you’re responsible for setting yourself up for retirement. Fortunately, you have...

Topics: Small Business, Retirement

Optimizing for Google RankBrain

April 19, 2021 by First Federal Bank

As a small business competing against larger companies with greater brand presence, it’s important local patrons still find you. If you don’t optimize your website correctly, you could be lost among the sea of competitors. Achieving high search engine rankings depends on pleasing Google’s algorithm RankBrain. Here’s a basic guide for doing that:

Topics: Technology, Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Is an SBA Loan Right for Your Small Business?

April 16, 2021 by Rob Hughes

First Federal Bank is committed to supporting our small business customers during these challenging times. We know now is the right time to secure long-term financing for a stable financial future for your business. Here at First Federal we want to help through using Government Guaranteed Loans, with long term financing options and low fixed...

Topics: Small Business Lending, Small Business

Working with Suppliers

April 05, 2021 by First Federal Bank

No matter what kind of business you run, you’ll likely need to work with suppliers in some capacity. A supplier is any business that provides the products or services that your business needs in order to operate. Selecting good suppliers and working well with them is critical to your business’s success. The following tips will give you a...

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Common Business Budget Breakers

March 24, 2021 by First Federal Bank

When you run a small business, every dollar counts. Even with a great vision and budget sheet, you may be losing money on a regular basis by paying too much for things you need or paying for things you don’t actually need at all. Focusing on a few key areas can help your business’ balance sheet reach the black, letting you invest more revenue...

Topics: Small Business, Budgeting

Business Accounting Mistakes to Watch Out For

March 19, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Tax time is stressful for every small business owner, especially if you make certain common accounting mistakes. These simple errors can lead to missed deductions, additional fines, and plenty of unnecessary stress, all of which cost you the time and energy you could be using to grow your company. From simple disorganization to overburdening...

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Taxes

How to Overcome Objections in Sales

March 15, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Many small business owners, lacking the budget for a dedicated sales team, take on the responsibility of making sales themselves. However, this can be a difficult task without specialized sales training. One of the most important skills among salespeople is the ability to handle objections — something stopping a potential client from going...

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Business Tax Tips For Procrastinators

March 08, 2021 by First Federal Bank

Every year you tell yourself you will not wait until the last minute to file your business’s tax return. Every year, though, you still find yourself scrambling to complete it. If you are ready to break the procrastinating cycle when it comes to filing your business’s tax return, implement these tips into your business plan:

Topics: Small Business, Taxes

Pros and Cons of Direct Mail Marketing

March 03, 2021 by First Federal Bank

As the owner of a small business, you want to reach as many potential customers as possible. Despite the rise of email and social media marketing, regular direct mail can still play a key role in helping you achieve this goal. However, before you start planning a direct mail marketing campaign, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of...

Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship

Myths About Small-Business Debt

February 24, 2021 by First Federal Bank

To increase the success of your business, you need to make more money — and sometimes you need to borrow money to increase cash flow and unlock better opportunities for revenue growth. However, taking out a small business loan may seem like a bigger risk than it’s worth.

Topics: Small Business Lending, Small Business, Entrepreneurship

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