Even though Tri-State Grain Conditioning’s products have a global reach, Dan believes it’s important to operate the business at a local level to make it grow. Here are Dan’s five essential tips for current and future entrepreneurs to grow their businesses successfully and safely.Continue
Enhance your protection with business interruption insurance
Business interruption insurance can help replace lost income and cover expenses if you’re ever forced to close your doors.Continue
The ins and outs of farm management
The modern farmer is required to know much more than just harvesting produce and raising animals. Here is everything you need to know about managing your farm well.Continue
Fraud prevention: How to protect yourself from scams
With the technologically advanced world that you’re living in, it’s important to know how to keep your information safe. Learn about fraud prevention in this article.Continue
Dream Big: Blue Haven Barn
Amanda Nelson, founder and owner of Blue Haven in Sioux Falls, South Dakota came up with an idea, put together a plan, and assembled a team. Fast forward: her company is winning awards.Continue
How gratitude actually grows your financial well-being
Gratitude helps us appreciate who and what fulfills our lives. But growing research also shows gratitude’s benefits stretch beyond feeling good. It improves our health, relationships with other people, and our financial well-being.Continue
6 quick tips to save money on grocery shopping
The average American spends a quarter of their income on groceries. That is a big slice of your monthly budget. Everyone is looking for ways to cut down their food spending, so here are six quick tips to help you cut down your grocery bill.Continue
Dream Big: Fortune Transportation
Fortune Transportation, Windom, Minnesota, found its success by specializing and serving the specific needs of a defined set of customers. In the business world, this niche strategy, can serve a business well but often hard to adhere to when planning for growth for the long-term.Continue
How con artists use scare tactics for scams (and how you can stop them)
Scams can take endless forms, but intimidation scams are the most threatening and familiar. You can probably think of a few: tax scams, imposter scams, and locking you out of your information, to name a few. But when we break down how scare tactics work, it can be easier to spot them and stop them. Here are three ways con artists use scare tactics of scams and how you can stop them.Continue
What is a HELOC? And, how can it help you build your dream home?
Whether you want to fix a new house or spruce up your forever home, renovation projects can quickly add up. But there are financial services your bank offers that can help make your dream space a reality without breaking into your savings.Continue
What does long-term care insurance cover?
Long-term care insurance can help you climb the financial burdens that long-term health services can be when age, injury, disability, illness or cognitive impairment keeps you from being able to take care of yourself.Continue
What does the home of your future look like?
Whatever your goal — to buy, build or update your house — the home of your future will almost certainly be more convenient, more efficient, and a little more fun to live in!Continue
Dream big: how to move up in your career
The U.S. is moving through a period of reckoning with the workplace. For individuals, it can be challenging to know how to navigate these changes in their career trajectory. It’s also about finding work that feels both challenging and fulfilling. Here are our top tips for taking steps to move up in your career.Continue
5 banking fees you can easily avoid to save you money
Banking fees are the cost of a service that a bank provides. Fees are a fact of banking, but with some planning, you can save yourself extra money from overpaying on fees. Here are five banking fees and how to avoid them.Continue
Dream Big: Gag Sheet Metal
Owning a business comes with great responsibility. Taking over a family business that’s been around for over 100 years adds yet another layer of complexity. Learn a few tips from Gag Sheet Metal located in New Ulm, Minnesota.Continue
What is disability insurance and why it’s key to protecting you financially
Ask yourself this question: “If I couldn’t work for six months or a year, what effect would that have on my household?” If you work full-time and have people who rely on you, it’s probably time to consider disability insurance.Continue
Smart insurance moves for 4 situations
Smart insurance involves continually reviewing your lifestyle and financial obligations for your family and your business. Keep your coverage current to match and grow with the changes you make personally and professionally.Continue
5 ways to improve your mobile banking experience with Bank Midwest
Whether you want to maximize your management or keep it simple, the Bank Midwest app has tools to build your financial journey for your specific needs. Here are five ways to customize your Bank Midwest mobile banking app to fit your needs.Continue
What types of business loans are there?
The right type of financing can help you achieve your dreams and goals as a business owner. There are many different types of business loans specifically for businesses that are designed to fulfill certain needs. While a professional loan officer can help you pick the right financing option for your business’s requirements, start here…
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4 things you need to know about your money and higher Federal interest rates
The Federal Reserve, or The Fed, raised interest rates this year to combat rising inflation. Here are four things you need to know about your finances with raised federal interest rates.Continue