Author: Michelle Di Gangi

Are women more prepared than men when starting a business?

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Woman small business owner showing a male employee (wearing apron) something on a tablet computer.

In our survey, we found some interesting differences between male and female owners — particularly around preparing to start a business.

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Customer Wise: A winning balance for a family business

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Theresa Lyngso on the grounds of her garden materials company.

I like the way Theresa keeps family dynamics and business needs in perspective, and her emphasis on values can help us all.

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Small business survey reveals ‘no regrets’ surprise

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Female business owner with long red hair, sitting at desk and looking out window with a contented look.

Bank of the West’s “Pay It Forward” survey found that 92% of small business owners have no regrets, among other enlightening results.

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Customer Wise: Consistent quality needs no sales force

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Jeff Cleary, owner of Grateful Bread, surrounded by many different types of loaves.

You’d be hard pressed to find a better example of how dedication to quality can pay off for a small business than Grateful Bread in Denver.

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