Category: Business Finance

Success Story: Primary EyeCare Partners with Minster Bank

Karen Fortman, O.D., at Primary EyeCare and interior shots of Primary Eyecare

When it comes to doing business, you need a partner you can trust. That’s why Karen Fortman, doctor of optometry at Primary EyeCare Associates, said she and her partners at the practice chose Minster Bank when they needed to expand. 20 Years and Counting With Minster Bank Fortman joined Primary EyeCare after she graduated from… Read more »

Growing Your Small Business: Short-Term vs. Long-Term Loans

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If you own a small business, you know you sometimes need a hand when the market changes or when unexpected costs arise. Or, maybe you need a boost to push your company’s growth to a new level. In both instances, short- and long-term business loans can be helpful. Learn more about these two loan options… Read more »

How to Decrease Costs for Your Business: A Visual Guide

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With a bit of thought and creativity, you can decrease costs for your business in ways that won’t disrupt your goals or productivity. In fact, careful cost-cutting could even help your company operate and serve customers more effectively. A Visual Guide to Cutting Costs for Your Small Business Get More Small Business Success Tips from… Read more »

How to Have a Successful Start on Etsy

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Starting your own business is an exciting endeavor, and with popular digital platforms like Etsy, it’s easier than ever to get the word out about your ideas. If you’re someone who makes your own products, Etsy is a great system to use. Etsy is a marketplace designed for unique, handmade items. Once you find something… Read more »

5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyberattacks

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Malware is a threat to any business that stores employee or customer data. Help reduce your business’ risk of data breaches by implementing these strategies. Where to start with cybersecurity The first step to protecting your business from cyberattacks is awareness. AJ Agrawal, a contributor with Entrepreneur, recommends educating yourself on the different types of… Read more »

Small Businesses You Can Start With Little Capital

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If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own business, you probably stopped dreaming the second you considered how much money it would take to make your dream come true. You can dream big and start small; however, by starting up a business that doesn’t require an exorbitant amount of capital up front. The following are… Read more »

Grow Your Business With Our Small Business Loan Program

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If you own a small business, the process of getting a loan can seem daunting. Fortunately, Minster Bank has created the Small Business Loan Program to make it easier. How To Apply for Minster Bank’s Small Business Loan Program With a maximum loan amount of $25,000, our program offers a smaller-scale loan than a traditional… Read more »

Success Story: Banking With Minster Bank is a Family Affair

For Cameron Aller, using Minster Bank for his business needs was a no-brainer. “We’ve been working with Minster Bank for many years,” Aller says. “My dad had a business, and he started doing business financing through them when I was a kid. When we got older, we all started doing our finances with them.” Aller… Read more »

How to Complete a SWOT Analysis for Your Business

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If you own a business, you already know that operating it is never a static process. There are constant changes to consider in both the market at large and in your industry, as well as the ongoing process of managing operations in such a way that empowers your employees and lifts up your product. It… Read more »

Success Story: Minster Dental & Minster Bank, Partners Throughout History

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For more than 40 years, Minster Dental Care has been a staple in the Minster community, and throughout the years, they have continually chosen Minster Bank as their partner in growth. “The duration of this practice, for 40-plus years, has always been with Minster Bank,” Practice Administrator Julie Pleiman says. “They’re local, and we live… Read more »