53 episodes

The First Business Bank Podcast is a podcast for business owners and leaders — anyone helping to advance the social and economic standing of their employees, investors, families, and communities. Nothing is more important to a thriving economy than visionary entrepreneurs determined to succeed. As a business-focused bank that works every day with business leaders, this podcast details what we see working in highly successful businesses today.

Each episode features an interview discussing business practices on topics such as company culture, communication, financial risk, strategic planning, financial performance, business continuity plans, sales strategies, foundational beliefs, and more.

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The First Business Bank Podcast is a podcast for business owners and leaders — anyone helping to advance the social and economic standing of their employees, investors, families, and communities. Nothing is more important to a thriving economy than visionary entrepreneurs determined to succeed. As a business-focused bank that works every day with business leaders, this podcast details what we see working in highly successful businesses today.

Each episode features an interview discussing business practices on topics such as company culture, communication, financial risk, strategic planning, financial performance, business continuity plans, sales strategies, foundational beliefs, and more.

    Efficiency Tips for Leaders Wearing Many Hats

    Efficiency Tips for Leaders Wearing Many Hats

    Operating on a lean budget, some leaders of both nonprofit and for-profit businesses take on many roles, from CEO and CFO to HR and receptionist. But if you’re tasked with doing so much and there are only so many hours each day, how do you make progress on larger goals?


    This episode of the First Business Bank podcast features experienced leaders from First Business Bank’s Advisory Boards: Stewart Myers, VP of Programming at National Cable Television Cooperative, and Amanda Berg, VP for Financial Affairs and CFO at Edgewood College. They share tips on how they maximize their time, work with trusted partners, evaluate new partners and determine what to outsource, while still effectively managing a staff and budget. Even those operating on more than a shoestring will appreciate the stories of resourceful leaders getting more done with less.

    • 21 min
    Encouraging Collaboration To Build the Paper Industry

    Encouraging Collaboration To Build the Paper Industry

    Does your industry have a cheerleader? Someone who rallies businesses, helps them network to support innovation and accomplish more together? This episode of the First Business Bank podcast takes a fresh look at the benefits of collaboration between businesses with Marty Ochs, Founder of Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG) and A.M. Mailing, Inc., and member of First Business Bank’s Northeast Advisory Board.


    Marty’s passion — bringing people together to make a difference — leads this episode as we discuss how Marty got his start in the 5Ps industries, how he founded A.M. Mailing, Inc. and won a statewide business award, the story behind starting GBIG, what they’re doing now and their goals for the future.
     

    • 29 min
    Aligning With Nonprofits To Build Employee Engagement

    Aligning With Nonprofits To Build Employee Engagement

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, employees were seeking more meaning at work and the latest data show that their feelings have intensified. According to a 2022 Gartner survey, 52% of respondents say the pandemic led them to “question the purpose of my day-to-day job” and 56% say it “made me want to contribute more to society.”
     
    On this episode of the First Business Bank Podcast, Advisory Board Members Chris Hess, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, and Debby Ballard, President and Founder of The Ballard Connection, offer their perspectives about aligning businesses with nonprofit missions to provide more meaning at work and increase community engagement.
     
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    • 25 min
    How To Protect Your Business From Cyberattacks

    How To Protect Your Business From Cyberattacks

    Protecting your business from the growing threat of cyberattacks involves proactively strengthening your business’ cybersecurity and protecting it financially with cyber insurance. Beyond suffering a financial loss, businesses hit with cyberattacks also run the risk of reputational damage. Cybersecurity and insurance expert Derek Laczniak, Sr. Executive, Partner and Director at M3 Insurance, and Frank Stephens, President and CEO at Computing Technology Solutions, join us on this episode of the First Business Bank podcast. They will be answering your questions about cybersecurity insurance and how to protect your business from cyberattacks.
     
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    • 27 min
    Tips To Improve Accounts Receivable Collections

    Tips To Improve Accounts Receivable Collections

    Whether you’re operating a nonprofit or for-profit business, receivables keep the doors open and efficient receivables collection can bolster your cash position. Technological advances over the past several years make it possible to drastically reduce the time it takes to get those receivables into your operating account. 
    In this informative episode of the First Business Bank podcast, our business banking experts, Directors of Treasury Management at First Business Bank, Melissa Fellows and Kim Preston, discuss the benefits of improving your receivables process, various options available like Remote Deposit Capture, and the potential ROI of accessing your cash sooner in a rising rate environment.
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    • 31 min
    The Impact of Rising Interest Rates

    The Impact of Rising Interest Rates

    With more than 40 years since we’ve seen inflation this high, many business leaders and
    investors are asking our team about how rising interest rates might affect their short- and long-
    term decisions. With an educational look at historical economic performance, this episode of the
    First Business Bank Podcast features financial experts discussing metrics to keep your eye on,
    how the Federal Reserve is likely to act, and what that might mean for individual investors and
    leaders of businesses.

    • 20 min

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