Minster Bank to Host Canned Food Drive This November

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For the past four years, Minster Bank has proudly hosted a holiday food drive to serve local organizations and now the time has come for the 2018 drive. All donations will be presented to one of eight local nonprofit organizations in our communities. How will your donation make a difference? Learn more about the charities… Read more »

4 Tips for Starting a Successful Etsy Business

Whether you’re a jeweler, graphic designer, carpenter, or vintage toy collector, popular digital platform Etsy makes it’s easier than ever to get the word out about your products. Etsy is a marketplace designed for unique handmade or vintage items. Once you find something you’re passionate about and enjoy creating, you’ll want to focus on originality,… Read more »

The Practical Guide to Data Security at Your Small Business

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Did you know that 43 percent of all data breaches happen to small businesses? Just because you’re small doesn’t mean you’re not at risk for a cyberattack. Help reduce your business’ risk of data breaches by implementing these strategies. Where to Start with Cybersecurity The first step in protecting your business from cyberattacks is awareness…. Read more »

How to Create a Food Budget for 2021

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Everyone needs to eat, but your eating habits may have changed a lot during 2020. While food expenses are a necessary part of any monthly budget, there are practical ways you can reduce food costs. Get the lowdown on creating a monthly food budget, as well as other steps you can take to stick to… Read more »

Buy Your Dream Wardrobe Without Spending a Bundle

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With so many occasions and seasons to dress for, your clothing budget can easily get out of hand. While it’s nice to have a wardrobe that can address every scenario and social gathering imaginable, you simply don’t have the money, or the closet space for that matter, to accommodate. These tips will help you stay… Read more »

The Importance of Scheduled Maintenance for Your Car

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Informing yourself about your vehicle’s needs is a habit that pays dividends in the long term. By paying attention to the recommended maintenance schedule and following it accordingly, you can extend the life of your car, prevent serious problems and avoid disruptions to your finances. Consequences of skipping scheduled car maintenance Disregarding scheduled maintenance for… Read more »

Three Ways to Start a Small Business On the Cheap

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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 a huge amount of capital up front. The following are… Read more »