Small Business

What small business taught me: the importance of enthusiasm

Don Mercer
Posted by Don Mercer
Small Business Banking
Young, smiling man wearing an apron and holding a pen while sitting at a table and talking to a business woman.

It takes enthusiasm to be the founder, janitor, receptionist, head salesperson, marketing department, and usually financier of a fledgling business.

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Customer Wise: A picture of perseverance

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Dave Hanson at one of his Jax Bicycle Center locations, with bicycles in the background.

Dave Hanson is a model of perseverance and small business savvy. Currently one of our business banking clients, he got into the bicycle business in 1976, when he was a high school sophomore.

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Don’t take the bait: Tips to help prevent phishing

David Pollino
Security
Silhouette of a delivery man and truck at sunset with blue sky in the background.

Phishing emails look like official communications from real companies, but they aren’t. They’re imitations.

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Customer Wise: Making a path for family succession

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Keith Hawkyard (right), with son and father-in-law, in their facility.

Keith and his family have managed the double challenge of navigating the succession planning waters while turning around the finances of their wholesale business.

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