Associations | Associations that serve the needs of business owners and entrepreneurs.
Library | Fidelity Bank offers recommendations of articles, books, presentations and videos or podcasts we think you'll find valuable.
An Introduction to Warehouse Funding | March 13, 2013 |Susan Johnson covers how Mortgage Bankers should choose the right Mortgage Warehouse partner.
How smart banks evaluate risk when you're seeking a loan | January, 2013 |Todd Williams discusses what banks look at and how they evaluate a small business' risk when looking to lend.
Lender Finds a Winning Strategy | May 11, 2012 |Chuck Mueller discusses how Fidelity Bank's approach to banking helped it thrive through the financial crisis and recession.
Now More Thank Ever, The Value of Long Term Employees | November 18, 2011 |Now is a crucial time to be thinking about how to retain your key, long-term employees.
How Upgrading Your Space Can Improve Customer and Employee Experience | November 16, 2011 | Today the workplace aims to encourage teamwork and provide adaptability to help people do their jobs better.
Saving Energy and Money By Upgrading Equipment | November 14, 2011 | In addition to the cost savings, investing in newer, energy-efficient equipment can create other advantages as well.
Secrets of Successful Working Capital Lending | November 2011 | Fidelity Bank is featured in the RMA Journal. Highlighting how using Covarity's Client Dashboard to monitor collateral has assisted with working capital lending. See more information on Covarity's Client Dashboard by clicking here
Building Confidence for a New Service Offering | September 16, 2011 | How a company saw the opportunity to expand their services, and did so successfully.
Being a Smart Lender | September 15, 2011 | You may not realize that when you extend credit to your customers, you are operating as a lender.
Bankruptcies are Not Required for Success | September 14, 2011 | You can succeed in your business the first time, this article reviews the key factors for doing so.
Leveraging Trends to Win Business | September 12, 2011 | What are the trends in large companies that can be capitalized on to increase chances for success?.
Books / Reading
"Business Expert's Guide to Small Business Success" Lee Salz and Jeb Blount Today's business thought leaders have created the Business Expert Guide to Small Business Success providing you with actionable information you can implement right now. From increasing revenue, to improving quality, to managing costs, this book is the true handbook for the small business owner.
"Networking is a Contact Sport" Joe Sweeney Master networker Joe Sweeney shares his networking secrets from a long and successful career as a business owner, sports agent and executive and investment banking consultant. His first secret: master networkers are focused on giving, not getting.
"Traction" Gino Wickman Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? Don't let common problems and frustrations run you and your business. Get a grip and gain control with the Entrepreneurial Operating System.
"From Bud to Boss" Kevin Eikenberry and Guy Harris Practical advice for making the shift to your first leadership position. Shows how to adopt the mindset of a leader, including: communicating change, giving feedback, coaching employees, leading productive teams, and achieving goals.
"The Balance Point" Cary Tutelman and Larry Hause The Balance Point offers a step-by-step guide to tackle business transition challenges in these times of economic insecurity.
"The Goal - a process of ongoing improvement" Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox, David Whitford The Goal is a gripping, fast-paced business novel about overcoming the barriers to making money. You will learn the fundamentals of identifying and solving the problems created by constraints.
"The Micro-Script Rules" Bill Schley Know how to make 5 words beat 5,000? Or tell your whole story in a sentence of less? For communicators now, it's critical. And the secret's in The Micro-Script Rules: It's not what people hear. It's what they repeat…
Podcasts / Audio
Resources | Whether you are looking for Business Planning Templates or Financial Calculators, we have captured the resources we feel are the most relevant to you and provide it on this page.
Argos Risk Online delivers an easy, actionable and affordable tool to help assist and monitor the financial health of critical business relationships
Banktracker.com provides the ability to search for a bank or credit union and be taken to a page displaying their financial performance.
Bankrate.com provides a collection of relevant calculators to assist in your business planning
Bplans.com has captured various free business and marketing plan templates. It also provides a number of how-to articles that can guide you through the business process.
ChooseWhat.com ChooseWhat.com is designed to provide business consumers with practical information about basic, but important, business product categories (e.g. phone systems) and specific comparisons of the vendors.
Dunn & Bradstreet Provides information on businesses and corporations for use in credit decisions, B2B marketing and supply chain management.
Initiative Foundation Central Minnesota's resource for community development, specializing in grant making, community planning, economic development and donor services.
James J. Hill Reference Library Business Stages for Entrepreneurs at the James J. Hill Library is a free online information resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them grow.
SBA.gov Whether you are just starting your business or looking to find resources for growth, SBA.gov provides a number of tools to help you achieve your goals. In this section you can access tools that will assist you in starting, growing and managing your business.
SCORE SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. Here you are able to search for templates and tools by topic, industry, type or demographic.
US Chamber of Commerce The US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Nation provides a number of toolkits from Online Solutions to Sales and Marketing. You are also able to share questions and ideas on a message board covering various topics.
Valuation Resources A directory of resources which address subjects such as industry overview, issues, trends, industry financial information and financial ratios, and compensation salary surveys for a wide variety of industries.
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