Position yourself as a fundable entrepreneur

Are you presenting yourself as a fundable entrepreneur?

January 7th, 2016 Cathy Rottinghaus

Raising money to start a business takes more than just a good idea. Lenders – banks, venture capitalists, angel investors and others – consider many other things in deciding to financially support a company, especially a startup. In this blog post you can find ideas to help present yourself as a fundable entrepreneur. Demonstrate focus […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – Jan. 7

January 7th, 2016 Charlie Funk

One of MidWestOne’s core operating principles is to “always conduct yourself with the utmost integrity.” This operating principle has been in place, with slightly different wording, since the bank’s founding in 1934. It’s not something we have ever taken lightly and we must get this right 100 percent of the time in order to maintain our customers’ […]

Popmoney

What is Popmoney® and how does it work?

December 28th, 2015 Angie Brown

Move over, cash – there’s a new payment method in town. If you really want to pay your friends back for group lunch, use an app to send money to their mobile-phone number or email address. MidWestOne started offering a peer-to-peer payment system called Popmoney® recently – one of the many digital payment options available […]

Just married money mistakes

Just married? Don’t make these money mistakes!

December 18th, 2015 Cindy Roberts

Just got married? Congratulations! As you settle into married life, don’t let your newlywed bliss prevent you from having a heart-to-heart with your partner about your finances. Talking about how you will manage your money as a married couple is a huge gift you can give each other. Why? Because one of the leading causes […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – Dec. 10

December 10th, 2015 madmin

This holiday season, I am thinking about Frank Canady. I first became acquainted with Frank about a decade ago when he was at Iowa City West High School and one of the very best distance runners in Iowa. Young Frank went off to Grinnell College, where he became a national caliber Division III runner but […]

Holiday bonus

Own a business? Your guide to holiday bonuses

December 4th, 2015 Cindi Schrock

‘Tis the holiday season and for many business owners, that means figuring out how to treat hard-working employees to extra vacation time, a holiday party and the most important of all holiday indulgences – the holiday bonus. When it comes to holiday bonuses, small business owners operate in the sometimes confusing space of personal discretion. […]

christmas shopping

Shoppers beware of store credit cards this holiday season

November 30th, 2015 Sandy Bailey

“Would you like to save 15 percent by opening a store credit card today? It will just take a few minutes!” These are words many of us are all too familiar with. It’s free money, so what’s the harm, right? Wrong. Although we could all stand to save some additional cash during the holiday season, […]

Small business owner accounting

Understanding your business’ critical numbers – 6 key metrics

November 20th, 2015 Chase Stafford

Running a small business is no small feat. In addition to the experience you need in your area of specialty, you’ll be forced to take on the financial aspect of operating a business, too. Although you can, of course, always hire expert help in the form of an accountant, leaning on that person too much […]

The "Know before you owe" rule is now in effect.

“Know before you owe” home financing rule now in effect

November 13th, 2015 Barry Green

New federal rules took effect last month designed to make it easier for you to know what you’ll owe when you apply for a mortgage. The changes are a result of new federal rules designed to protect homebuyers from misunderstanding the terms of their loans. It stemmed from the realization that many homebuyers weren’t able […]

Mike Draper

MidWestOne Customer Spotlight: RAYGUN

November 5th, 2015 madmin

If you’ve lived in Iowa long enough, you’re probably familiar with Mike Draper’s work. The owner of the Des Moines-based RAYGUN store has brought t-shirts like “Des Moines: Hell Yes” and “Iowa University, Idaho City, Ohio” to the masses. What started as a single storefront in Des Moines has since blossomed into a successful online […]

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