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Choosing a Bank for Your Business

June 23, 2015

Business owners have many decisions to make. One of the most important is choosing the right bank. Many banks – community, regional and national – offer a range of commercial banking services. How can business owners determine which is best for them? Business owners should select a bank that can address the company’s unique financial […]

Cash Management for Your Small to Medium-Sized Business

June 4, 2015

Dealing with your small to medium-sized business’ (SMB) finances can be overwhelming and time-consuming. As an owner, your busy schedule doesn’t leave room for frequent trips or calls to the bank. You need a cash management strategy that will help you save time so you can focus your energy on growing your business. The following […]

Find the Best Commercial Real Estate in Maryland Counties

May 5, 2015

Find commercial real estate in Anne Arundel | Howard | Montgomery | Prince George’s Counties When you’re ready to purchase commercial property for your Maryland business, how do you know where to look? Where should you start? Fortunately, there are many resources you can turn to. Here are some of the best. State of Maryland The […]

Selecting a Lender for Your Maryland Commercial Construction Project

March 19, 2015

Selecting a lender to finance your Maryland commercial construction project doesn’t have to be daunting. As long as you carefully research several banks, considering services offered and areas of expertise, you’ll find the one that best fits your needs and goals. Here’s what to look for: Local Banks Local banks are the best option for […]

Maryland Business Tax Credits and Incentives for the 2015 Filing Season

It’s tax season in Maryland! Here’s what you need to know about Maryland business tax credits and incentives for the 2015 filing season. Who Must File All corporations and associations with income allocable to the State of Maryland are required to file an income tax return with the state on Form 500. The corporate tax […]

5 Benefits to Building a Relationship with your Maryland Loan Officer

January 30, 2015

Small business owners interested in securing a commercial loan can expect to receive advice from numerous professionals. Of nearly all advice received, however, none is as undervalued and underemphasized as the need to build a relationship with your loan officer. While it may seem insignificant, it can drastically impact the direction and speed at which […]

Cash Flow Management Techniques – Manage a Crisis

October 8, 2014

If there’s one thing that can derail a business, it is not using  the correct cash flow management techniques during a crisis. In fact, not effectively managing cash flow is one of the main reasons that almost two thirds of small businesses end up closing their doors within two years (even if they’re recording a […]

How to Setup Maryland Merchant Credit Card Processing

September 8, 2014

Setting up Maryland merchant credit card processing can be a major source of growth for many businesses.  In fact, it may soon be the only acceptable way to take payment. In 2011, according to a study conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research only 27% of transactions in the US were conducted with cash. By 2017, that […]

How to Get a Maryland Business Line of Credit to Finance Growth

August 27, 2014

Managing a small business growth spurt is a challenging experience for business owners. Oftentimes an initial cash outlay is needed to take advantage of growth opportunities—whether it’s increasing manufacturing, hiring more employees, or investing in new ideas and new products. While company growth is a good thing, the popular aphorism “it takes money to make […]

5 Ways to Increase Your Line of Credit in Maryland

August 12, 2014

For many Maryland small businesses, securing a business line of credit is a considerable milestone.  As a business matures, however, it may become clear that the initial business credit line isn’t able to keep up with the growing need for financing. Here are a few ways Maryland small business’s can increase their line of credit. […]