MidWestOne customer spotlight: Feldman Performance

July 10th, 2014 madmin

With a love for sports and a passion for staying healthy and fit it’s no surprise that Dusty Feldman owns and operates Feldman Performance, a personal training business and gym. Nearly six years after starting his business he is on the verge of opening a new – and much larger – 24 hour/group training facility […]

Business owner finances

5 steps to managing the financial side of your business

July 4th, 2014 Chase Stafford

As a small business owner, dealing with the financial side of your company can be one of your biggest challenges. Typically, many entrepreneurs spend lots of time running the day-to-day operations of their business but little time handling the financial side. However, understanding and managing your company’s finances can have a very positive impact on […]

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When does it make sense to open a new credit card?

June 27th, 2014 Zach Kenyon

Temptations for opening new credit cards are everywhere – local events, at the mall and in your mailbox. Before you sign on the dotted line on another credit card application, make sure you understand how opening a new line of credit will impact your financial situation. While there are some situations where a new card […]

Lender

Need a loan? Here’s what lenders are looking for…

June 20th, 2014 John J. Garcia

Like most people, you’ll probably need to get loans to make important purchases throughout your lifetime – from mortgages to car loans to home improvement loans. To get your loans approved, and get the best interest rates, it’s important to understand how lenders analyze your financial situation.  By knowing what lenders look for, you can […]

Backpocket Brewing

MidWestOne customer spotlight: Backpocket Brewing

June 5th, 2014 madmin

In summer 2012, Coralville’s Iowa River Landing became home to a world-class craft brewery called Backpocket Brewing. The 15,000-square-foot facility features a large tap room and a beer garden for the public. The Coralville plant is an expansion of Backpocket Brewing’s other brewing operations at Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery in McGregor, Iowa. Old […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – June 5

June 5th, 2014 Charlie Funk

The headline caught my attention:  “Why $1 million may not be enough.”  This particular article in the Sunday business section dealt with saving for retirement. One of the things that has interested me as I start to approach retirement age is that many surveys show that retirees continue to spend more freely in retirement than […]

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Advice for giving allowances to your kids

May 30th, 2014 Cindy Roberts

One of the greatest ways to teach your kids the basics of money management is an allowance. There are lots of different ways you can approach allowances. Ultimately, your best choice is what works best for your kids and your family. In this article, we share some approaches that have worked well for many parents, […]

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How to get the most out of your relationship with your banker

May 16th, 2014 Steve Hicks

A good bank can prove to be an invaluable ally to a small business, not only by helping its owner borrow capital, but also working with him or her to plan for the future and assure potential customers of the business’s stability and credibility. But just like so many other things in business, when it […]

Charlie Funk

A note from Charlie – May 8

May 8th, 2014 Charlie Funk

Have you noticed what’s going on in the housing market these past few months? Despite the onset of spring and historically low interest rates, the most recent numbers are not pretty. The most recent report on mortgage applications fell to its lowest level since 2004. And the numbers on mortgage loans originated tells an even bleaker story as […]

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MidWestOne Customer Spotlight: Sculpt

May 8th, 2014 madmin

Sculpt’s story began in a social media marketing class at the University Of Iowa Tippie College Of Business when three students were paired up for a class project. The students – Josh Krakauer, John Doessel and Micah Kulish – were tasked with consulting local business owners about the ins and outs of social media marketing. […]

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