Business Trends and Insights: Navigating 2019 Changes
Business owners have a lot on their minds – from day-to-day operations and growing their book of business, to preparing for the future and navigating the challenges and opportunities of the market. As 2019 gears up, several factors can impact business owners, whether through business leadership transitions or industry changes.
The benefits of a commercial credit card for your practice
Many professional practice owners, such as dental, vision or veterinary, use their personal credit card for business purchases. While this may seem like a beneficial option from a rewards and convenience perspective, having a commercial credit card that is specifically designed to meet the needs of businesses should not be overlooked.
Savings strategies in your 40s and 50s
Saving money is a lifelong responsibility—one that pays off when you encounter an unpredictable emergency, whether its during your career or in retirement. People in their 40s and 50s need to consider a savings strategy that accounts for personal asset management in the present and retirement savings for the future.
Creativity and banking: An unlikely but perfect pair
Most people don’t think of creativity and banking in the same sentence, but the two work hand-in-hand here at UMB Bank. Learn more from John Mastro, senior vice president commercial lending, who shares recent client stories that highlight our approach.
Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds Explained
Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds have taken off in 2019 and are a hot topic in the private fund industry. Spencer Erickson, tax managing director, alternative investments at UMB Fund Services, defines key requirements of a qualified opportunity zone fund.
Farmers remain optimistic in the face of adversity
Bill Watson, president of UMB Bank’s Agribusiness Division, recently talked with Missouri Farmer Today about the current state of agriculture and the eternal optimism that resides within the farming community.
Five tips for business success in an economic boom
Recently, Colorado Springs has experienced tremendous growth. New businesses are coming to town and others are expanding. It is an exciting time and provides an opportunity for business owners to examine how they can succeed in this economic environment. Jason Doyle, president of UMB Bank Colorado Springs outlined his five tips for a business to succeed below.