Small Business Resource Center

Pinnacle’s New Mobile App: How to Get Ready and How to Log In

Pinnacle’s new mobile app is here. Many iPhone users got an automatic update and will see the new app the next time they pull it up. All others will have to take action to get it, like deleting the old app and visiting the App Store or Google Play to download the new one. Once you have it, what then? What’s different? How can you prepare?

Why You Should Apply for PPP Forgiveness Now

Early in the process, the advice was to wait on forgiveness. The program rules were changing often, and experts believed they would get easier for businesses that took smaller loans. That turned out to be true. Now there’s no more reason to wait. For anyone who received a first-round PPP loan, it’s time to apply for forgiveness so you don’t have to pay it back. Here’s why.

Improve Your Cash Flow in a Remote World

Of all the business lessons we learned in 2020, maybe the longest lasting will be that we don’t always have to be in the office to work efficiently. One place where businesses often lag in remote work is cash flow. Too many of the old processes rely on people being present or processing pieces of paper to collect money and make payments. If you haven’t already started to break from this tired tradition, now is the time to catch up before your competitors leave you behind.

LIBOR 101: When is it going away and why?

LIBOR stands for the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate. It's one of the most widely used benchmark interest rates in the world, helping banks determine what to charge for a short-term interest rate when they lend money. Starting in 2021, LIBOR will be phased out and replaced with a new benchmark. Here's what that means for people with loan or credit card rates tied to it.

Beyond PPP: What Businesses Can Get from the CARES Act

Everyone's talking about the PPP, but what else can the CARES Act do for your business? Our good friend Paul Anglin from Blankenship CPA Group joins us to talk about employee retention credits, payroll tax delays and other parts of the pandemic stimulus bill that could affect your taxes.

Get tight control over your company’s cash flow

With revenues severely restricted or even cut off, it’s more important than ever to maintain tight control over your company’s cash flow. When used responsibly and paid off every month, credit cards could be the perfect solution. Here are three ways they can help you get the most out of your cash.

5 ways to fix your operating cash burn

Help take control of your business during a crisis by reducing the cash going out and then finding more money to come in.

Avoid running out of money and manage your cash flow in a crisis

A key part of running a sustainable business is the resilience of steady cash flow. Here are some strategies to help avoid running out of cash and build a stronger business, particularly when an unexpected crisis arises.

Economic Outlook: What’s Ahead in 2020

Throughout 2019, the Federal Reserve cut rates three times by a total of 0.75 percent. It worked, and I believe the Fed significantly reduced our chances of seeing a recession until late 2021 or 2022. What can we expect from the American economy in 2020? Let’s take a look.

Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your Banking Relationship?

Deposit accounts are the key piece of your business banking puzzle. Chasing the best interest rate can fragment your finances and keep you from seeing the complete picture. But if you work closely with a financial advisor to put the pieces together as a team – with deposits at the center – you start to see some major advantages.

3 Totally False Myths about Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans

Doing business with the government may not be everyone’s first choice. But that’s probably because many don’t really understand what the Small Business Administration is, who it’s for and what it can do. These three myths about SBA lending are just dead wrong.

Lower Rates, Tighter Deductions: How Tax Reform Affects You

Have you thought about how tax reform affects you? Whether you file as an individual or on behalf of your small business, study these changes so you can take full advantage of deductions.

When (and When Not) to Use Credit Cards for Your Business

Pulling out plastic for a purchase is convenient, but is it always the right choice for your business? Find out here.

5 Tips for Improving Cash Flow

In any business, the lag between the time you have to pay your suppliers and employees and the time you collect from your clients is a problem. Here are five tips to help you better manage your cash flow.

Detect Wire Fraud before it is Too Late

Wire fraud is a favorite tactic of criminals because they can move large sums quickly and are difficult to reverse. Learn about fraudsters’ tricks of the trade so you can watch for unusual activity and prevent large losses from your business accounts.

4 Options for Maturing Loans

Part of smart financing is having a plan in place when your commercial loan matures. Begin talking to your financial advisor several months before your term ends to help determine which course of action is best for you and your business. Here are four options.

Making Payments: Purchasing or Credit Card?

Commercial credit cards are a great payment method for most businesses, but some may need even more card-level control and flexibility than a standard card can offer. That's where corporate purchasing cards come into play. Learn more about purchasing cards and whether they're a good fit for your business.

5 Financial Needs Small Businesses Don’t Realize They Have

Small business owners need to know about accounting, sales, marketing and much more to build a successful venture. While you’re juggling all of those balls, what are you missing? Here are five financial needs that many small business owners don’t realize they have.

Growing Your Business? Prepare for a Loan Request

Evidence is mounting that the economy is starting to turn the corner and that small businesses are feeling more hopeful about their prospects. If you are considering making improvements to or growing your business, here are some steps you can take to increase your chances of being approved for a loan.

5 C’s of Credit Analysis

Whether you need new equipment or would like to make other improvements to your business, it's helpful to know what financial advisors are looking for when evaluating credit.

6 Ways to Cut Business and Personal Expenses

In any economic environment, businesses and individuals look for ways to trim expenses and maximize efficiency. Following are several strategies that individuals and small business owners can use to save money related to their finances.

Properly Insuring Your Business

No matter how careful you are in running your business, accidents happen. You’ll need to plan for risks if you want it to thrive.

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