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Corporate Account Takeover: Protect Your Business

Corporate Account Takeover: Protect Your Business

Criminals all around the world are targeting U.S. businesses. They are stealing online banking credentials and confidential information in what is called a Corporate Account Takeover. Criminals target all sized businesses, no matter how small. A criminal might not be...

Business Scholarship Application Now Available for Seniors

Business Scholarship Application Now Available for Seniors

Alliance Bank is now accepting applications for our 2021 Business Scholarship. As a locally-owned community bank, we are committed to the education of our future workforce in the rural communities we serve. The 2021 Scholarship program has been restructured to provide...

Commitment to Community Awarded to Alliance Bank

Commitment to Community Awarded to Alliance Bank

Alliance Bank, Francesville, and First Savings Bank, Jeffersonville, have been honored with the Indiana Bankers Association C2C (Commitment to Community) Awards in their respective asset sizes for outstanding community service performed during 2019. Alliance Bank won...

Giving Tuesday: Alliance Bank Gives $20,000

Giving Tuesday: Alliance Bank Gives $20,000

Amidst the trials of 2020, Giving Tuesday is a day to focus on the GOOD. Often, we have expressed gratitude for healthcare workers, first responders, teachers, and ‘essential’ workers. Working quietly in the shadows are our non-profit organizations. Staff and...

Three ways to prepare next year’s business budget.

Three ways to prepare next year’s business budget.

It’s budget time again for Alliance Bank, and I imagine it’s the same for many of you. Every business does their budget a little differently, and in a past blog, we discussed the importance of stress testing your budget. For this post, I’d like to share a few...

How I Got So Smart – 5 Ways to Stay Smart in Business

How I Got So Smart – 5 Ways to Stay Smart in Business

(OK… fine… smart-ISH!) I don’t claim to be the smartest person in the world. But I do take great pride in my curiosity and ongoing pursuit of more information. I like to learn. I like new perspectives. And concepts that could help my clients and me in business. So I...

Goliath Is Using Big Data To Beat David

Goliath Is Using Big Data To Beat David

(Here’s how to use Big Data like the big boys) If you own or manage a small business, you are David in this analogy. And as David, you are likely fighting at least one Goliath in your industry. In this day and age, with the internet shrinking the world and the...

4 Ways to Manage Your Business More Effectively

4 Ways to Manage Your Business More Effectively

For this blog entry I’d like to focus on the management side of your business. This is not only for all you managers, but also business owners, as you are managers too. Improving your management skills is a great way to enhance your business. One way to do that would...

Banking 101: How Banking Works

Banking 101: How Banking Works

(Relax, there won’t be a test.) When I help clients, I first have to learn about their businesses – how they work, operate, and ultimately how they make money and succeed. So it only seems logical that clients should be given some insight into our business – how banks...

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