Financial Education Center

To Brand or Not to Brand: That Is the Family Business Question

To brand or not to brand; it’s a very good question. No, we’re not discussing a soliloquy from Shakespeare, but an important decision that family businesses must make when strategizing for the future. Being the economic powerhouse they are, it makes good financial sense that family businesses wouldn’t leave something as critical as their business branding to chance.

7 Inventive Family Businesses

Whether for a first-generation entrepreneur or an established family business, an inventive spirit is at the core of building and preserving a long-term legacy. Some of the world’s most iconic and enduring companies began simply by combining ingenuity and determination to improve the quality of everyday life of their customers.

5 Ways to Boost Your Income Before the Year Is Over

Inflation and higher prices of good and services are still affecting many consumer’s wallets. According to a recent report, nearly 39% of Americans have a side hustle, or a second job that’s used for supplemental income. And, for many of these Americans, their side hustle isn’t for fun money, but instead the profit is used to help them make ends meet. Fortunately, if you’re looking for some ways to bring in extra cash, there are numerous ways to boost your income.

The Top Five Places in the U.S. to Visit Before the Year Is Over

The hustle and bustle of the busy summer traveling season can be overwhelming. Taking your vacation or weekend trip during peak vacation times can result in crowded airports, higher gas prices, and congested vacation spots. Scheduling your travel plans for after the busy summer traveling season can help reduce stress-related travel and allow you to enjoy your trip.

Podcast: Transforming and Nourishing People and Families

Join us in this episode as we delve deeper into Bill Bracken's journey, his commitment to serving those in need, and the powerful work of Bracken's Kitchen in fighting food insecurity and transforming lives through culinary training.

Webinar: Do They See Your Family Business for All It’s Worth? Learn the Value.

Hosted by the First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses, John K. Murphy, guest speaker and president of JK Murphy Advisors, discusses why understanding the value of your business, even if you have no intentions to sell, is imperative. Murphy shares tools on how to understand the value of your family business, especially when it comes to how your competitors and industry experts see your business. In this session, you will explore your strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to improve.