Small Business

U.S. Outlook: A few modest misses won’t deter a Fed hike

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent dip in small business optimism

The last full week of U.S. economic releases — before what is arguably the biggest FOMC meeting in nine years — came in on the underwhelming side.

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New guide may help U.S. manufacturers with smart growth strategies

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Cover title of white paper, "Achieving Smart Growth" within outline of the USA

In this report, we stepped back and asked a big, important question: Should you grow your business?

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Fired with enthusiasm: 6 tips to help with hiring

Don Mercer
Posted by Don Mercer
Small Business Banking
Man and woman sharing a high five while seated at a table

Hiring good people is tough, and it can be especially difficult when the job market gets tight — as it is right now in several places.

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Made Here: Careful financing and customer selection drive growth

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Jeff Lemon, CEO of Foamtec, inside his headquarters building.

Jeff researches his prospective customers carefully, choosing strong distributors who will market his products through social media, Google ads, and other means.

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