Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Chartered in 1880, the historic Rising Sun Bank was one of a few Maryland banks that survived the Depression. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this bank anchors the past of Rising Sun to the present and the future. No one is more in tuned to the history and meaning of the bank than Charles “Chip” Slaybaugh.
The bank became part of the Howard Bank family in 2014. As a special...
Monday, May 15, 2017
One of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting a business is choosing the right bank accounts. As an entrepreneur, you’ll want to make sure you don’t mix your personal finances with your business money: If your cash isn’t kept separate, it could be hard to meet IRS record keeping requirements, and that could lead to tax penalties. Opening new accounts in your company’s name is...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The financial benefits of buying a home
compared with renting have yoyoed over the years, especially of late. If you’re sitting on the fence, here are four circumstances in which it may be a better bet to buy.
If interest rates remain low
From a financing perspective, if this isn’t the best time to buy a house, it’s...
Monday, May 08, 2017
The number of women-owned businesses has risen dramatically in recent years, a healthy sign for those who value greater diversity in the nation’s economy.
Between 2002 and 2012, the number of women-owned firms increased at a rate 2½ times the national average (52% vs. 20%) and employment at women-owned firms grew at a rate 4½ times that of all firms (18% vs. 4%). In 2015, for the first time,...
Monday, May 01, 2017
Are you a small-business owner who’s not getting the love you need from lenders? Are suppliers insisting on terms you find downright unfriendly?
The common denominator may be a poor business credit score. Here are some steps you can take to fix it.
What goes into your business credit score?
Just like a personal credit score, a business credit score measures the level of...