Business Growth and Strategy
Smart strategies to help your business succeed.
The Wellness of Small Businesses – Q1 2019
Read insights from our Small Business Wellness Review program. This program uses innovative technology, analytics and our decades of expertise to create customized recommendations to help small business owners achieve their goals.
Are Companies Expecting an Economic Downturn?
KeyBank surveyed business owners and executives regarding the economy and other important topics. Read what they said in our whitepaper.
First Quarter 2019
Some believe the strong second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) report proves the US economy has finally overcome the sluggish growth of this economic cycle. Certainly, the combination of lower taxes, reduced regulation, and increased federal spending have provided a strong tailwind for the economy this year.
Building Your Brand to Create Customer Loyalty
Loyal customers are built with the right mix of product, price and service and they're sustained with consistent messaging that inspires them to remain loyal. Read our whitepaper to learn more about how you can build your brand and create customer loyalty.
Small Businesses and Financial Wellness: KeyBank Business Forum Sentiment Survey
When most people think about wellness, not surprisingly, what comes to mind first are topics like mental and physical health, work/life balance, and mindfulness. But financial wellness is a key contributor to overall happiness. In fact, financial stressors tend to have a negative impact on health and wellness.
Why Investing in Alternative Energy Makes Good Business Sense
A few short years ago, the solar power and alternative energy debate circulated around speculation. Today, facts and statistics are proving it’s not just great for the environment: it’s also great for business. In fact, up to 84% of large corporations surveyed said they either plan or consider to invest in renewable energy over the next five years – to cut overhead, boost profit, increase market share or even generate ROI.
Online Payment Systems and the Rise of Electronic Commercial Payments
ECP is quickly becoming a viable alternative to traditional accounts payable. Here's a look at the advantages of online payment systems.
KeyBank Announces 2018 "Small Business is Key" Grant Winners
In recognition of Small Business Month, KeyBank awards $70,000 in grants to small businesses that give back to the community. This year, 14 regional winners were chosen to receive $5,000 grants.
Establishing the Framework of a Business Acquisition
Preparing to buy a business requires an objective and tactical approach on many levels. Proper planning starts with a straightforward appraisal of the financial health, wherewithal and capacity of your organization to absorb another company with minimal disruption to either ecosystems.
Is Self-Funding the Future of Small Business Health Insurance?
Understanding small business health insurance is something most small business owners perceive as complex and an expense over which they have little control.
The Cost Savings of Digital Payments
Digital payments are a key fixture in the revolution of convenience. Businesses that can’t accommodate this change risk losing revenues to competitors who can. Fortunately, the costs of integration have fallen dramatically, putting it well within the reach of all businesses.
Ensuring a Smooth Business Transition: Succession Planning
Succession planning is critical for the smooth transition of a family-owned firm from one or more family members to the next generation.