Tips on getting loans and managing money

Are you one of the thousands of local small business owners? Or are you considering starting your own company? If so, it’s important to make sound financial decisions. You can get some solid advice from a FDIC publication called “Consumer News”. You’ll find tips for small business owners on topics ranging from financing your operations to managing your accounts.

This may be the best advice ever: get a head start with business experts who can help you. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides education and counseling through a variety of programs and partners. The SBA’s help includes online training, Web chats for small business owners, and referrals to local classes and confidential counseling. Topics range from writing a business plan to qualifying for a loan. Check with your SBA district office or visit

Ask a Peoples Bank business loan officer for advice on financing and interest rates as well as referrals to other local resources that can help build your business. Our bankers are pros. They combine a head for business with a heart for the community. They can tell you how our bank provides cash for start-ups, expansion, equipment and day-to-day operation. Our knowledgeable commercial lenders are ready and eager to take care of all your business borrowing needs. Get more information online or call our Customer Service center, 877-802-1212 (between 8 am and 7 pm, Monday – Friday) to arrange for an appointment.

Want to know more? Read the full article in the FDIC Consumer News.