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Take Home Pay Vs. Retaining for Future Growth
Business owners should balance their pay with the capital needs of their business in order to grow. That said, it's important to ask yourself these three key questions before...
How Much Should Small Business Owners Pay Themselves?
There are likely many reasons why you started your business. The allure of working for yourself (or perhaps just not working for someone else), the flexibility, the satisfaction...
Financing Your Operating Cycle
A Complete Guide to Business Loans
Owning a business comes with tremendous opportunity, but it also takes significant amounts of discipline, time, effort, and of course, money. Whether you are running a major...
Four Tips Before Starting Your Business
According to research from the SBA.gov in a 2020 report of small businesses, North Carolina had a total of 934,604 small businesses. And despite everything the last year threw...
How to Get the Most Out of Your Commercial Line of Credit
A commercial line of credit offers flexibility and quick access to liquidity, but it can be misused, which can lead to turbulence either for your company or for your...
Forbes Names First Bank as Best-In-State Bank
First Bank was named the best bank in North Carolina by Forbes.com.
Manage and Grow Your Small Business with Autobooks
New to Working From Home? Here’s How to Do It Safely
To help mitigate the threat of COVID-19, businesses and employees are finding themselves taking part in the biggest “work from home” experiment ever tried. If you are one of...
The Case of the Missing $3,000
Nick, a small business owner, spent 6 months battling with his credit card processor before getting his $3,000 back. He’d been using PayPal to accept electronic payments from one of his clients. But when the client didn’t recognize Nick’s company name on her credit card bill, she naturally flagged the charge as fraud. Worried about...
Nick, a small business owner, spent 6 months battling with his credit card processor before getting his $3,000 back. He’d been using PayPal to accept electronic payments...
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