Small Business

Making a plan for business succession

Kristin Nelson
Wealth Management Strategy
Older man and younger woman standing at white board full of colorful post-it notes as he explains them and points at one.

One of the most important questions a business owner may ever ask is: What’s my exit strategy?

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Made Here: A reputation that ‘goes beyond price’

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Closeup of Doug White outdoors, wearing a puffy gray down jacket.

“There are some high costs associated with manufacturing in the United States, but I don’t think it’s as big a deal as people make out. “

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U.S. Outlook: The slog continues

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph showing monthly retails sales in 2014, with red dips in Jan and Dec.

After all the recent good economic news in recent weeks, the retail sales decline in December was a disappointment.

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Made Here: Long-term loyalty makes the difference

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
CEO Rebecca Fleenor standing, smiling in front of a giant circular saw blade.

CEO Rebecca Fleenor says the company her father started in the 1960s is a high-volume, low-margin manufacturer that has survived ups and downs to become “the big dog” in its sector.

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