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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.

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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.

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The Incentives of Section 179

With the permanent extension of Section 179, consider buying new equipment. Talk with your accountant or financial advisor and take full advantage of Section 179 tax benefits. The money you can save will allow you to expand operations and invest in your employees.

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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.

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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.

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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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Busch Brothers recommends consulting your banker when buying a business

Dream Big: Busch Brothers Machining

Busch Brothers Machining in New Prague, MN, like so many other companies are challenged with finding the right combination of controlled growth in terms of customers, materials, and staffing. Busch Brothers also understands the importance of partnering with the right bank and financial partner like Bank Midwest.

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Manage your risk the way you manage your money

Insurance is a necessary but not always high priority item in your business plan. Obviously, you need protection from commonly experienced losses like theft, liability, and employee injury. But are you managing your risk strategically or treating it like something on your to-do list?

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6 types of fraud in business

Fraud is serious business. The best way to protect your business from fraud and corruption is to understand the risks and put preventative measures in place.

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4 types of helpful tools every small business needs to start up

You may be starting a business with your own drive, passion, and talents. But you’ll need some critical business tools to keep it going. Luckily, there are plenty of options to help you stay on track of anything business-related, from cash flow to communication. Here’s our breakdown of the essential tools you need to make your business run like a machine.

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What is ransomware and how to stop it

Recklessness online may cause you to inadvertently install malicious computer software known as ransomware. Here’s how to prevent ransomware for businesses and personal devices.

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How to Tackle Big Decisions – and Win

  You’ve given all you’ve got to build your career, and now your company is flourishing. But a bigger company needs even more attention, and you’ve got family obligations, a new home to build, and you’d really love a vacation that’s more exciting than just a long weekend. Sound familiar? The reward of acting responsibly…
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Importance of profit and loss statements

A profit and loss statement is a necessary summary of business operations and it is important to understand it from creation to completion. The P&L along with other financial documents are useful when requesting financing.

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The value of cash management services

A company’s financial stability relies on effective and efficient cash management and the overall, long-term success of a business is heavily dependent on these kinds of financial services. Not every solution will be the same so talk to your business banker to learn what will work the best for your business’s long-term goals.

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