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Protection from Business Email Compromise

Protection from Business Email Compromise

Fraudsters don't care how big or small your business is, you are a target. One wrong click in an email and the consequences can be dire.  In 2021, the Association of Financial professionals found that three-quarters of organizations were targeted by Business Email...

Protect Yourself From Cyber Threats

Protect Yourself From Cyber Threats

Our world is increasingly digital and interconnected. While there are no specific or credible cyber threats to the U.S. at this time, the growing tension in Europe reminds us to protect ourselves against cyber threats. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Agency of...

Grants for Restaurants Available Soon

Grants for Restaurants Available Soon

Grants will soon be available for restaurants, some of the hardest hit by the pandemic! When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) on March 11th, it included a $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund.  ELIGIBILITY Administered by the...

2020 Taxes: What to Expect

2020 Taxes: What to Expect

While many of us are quick to say goodbye to 2020, we have some unfinished business. 2020 Taxes. Whether you're dreading the bill or anticipating a refund, we've gathered the biggest changes you can expect when filing this year. Tax Day is still April 15, 2021, no...

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...

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...

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