Category Archives: Business Tips

Janelle Johnson

Aug 14 2017

Hills Bank Business Academy: Financing the Beginning Farmer Seminar Wrap-Up


Part of making the decision to take over a farming operation is developing your team. On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 over 90 attendees circled around tables to harvest information from a variety of speakers. Speakers shared information with young or beginning …
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Danielle Cahill

Apr 17 2017

Business Spotlight: Business Continuity Workshop Wrap-up


Safeguard Iowa Partnership

Recently, 20 business owners/managers participated in a Hills Bank Business Academy event to hear Dutch Geisinger and John Halbrook from Safeguard Iowa Partnership discuss keeping businesses opened during emergency situations. Topics covered included why you need a business continuity plan, what a …
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Angie Greiner

Dec 19 2016

3 Free Tools for Developing Online Content


free online content creation tools

Developing content isn’t always easy. You have website pages to write, blog posts to create, comments to engage with, along with finding interesting things to share with your followers. Sometimes it feels like you’re treading water just trying to keep up with it …
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Bryan Overy

Dec 12 2016

7 Helpful Tips For Businesses Working With Lenders


We all have defining moments in life that change us and mold us to who we can become. One of those experiences for me came after several years of working and trying to figure out how to financially improve my …
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Jennifer Eden

Apr 11 2016

This Download Can Help Protect Your Business


Trusteer Rapport

IBM Security Trusteer Rapport™ is a security download that Hills Bank® has made available (for FREE) to our customers. Trusteer Rapport™ doesn’t replace anti-virus software, but works alongside it to supplement your protection.

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Angie Greiner

Feb 03 2016

Help Your Customers Find You With Google My Business


Google My Business

Making sure your customers can find you on Google can be hard, especially for those with several competitors in a specific geographic area. When a potential customer searches on Google, business listings will often appear on a Google Map search …
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Tim Smith

Dec 09 2015

6 Ways to Start a Business Continuity and Succession Plan


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As a business owner, deciding to transition to the “next owner” can be a difficult and complex process. You have put your blood, sweat, and tears into making your business a success and want to see it continue to thrive. …
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Nicole Slaubaugh

Sep 09 2015

A Big Change is Coming for Your Business on October 1


On October 1, there is an important change happening for businesses that accept credit or debit cards. If you do not have your Point of Sale (POS) Terminal updated to accept microchip embedded EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) cards you …
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Katie Miller

Jul 06 2015

Learn How Debit Filter Can Help Protect Your Business


In today’s world, businesses are often targets of hackers. If you’re a business owner, you can add an additional layer of fraud protection to your business accounts by using Debit Filter. Watch this video to learn how Debit Filter can …
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Janelle Johnson

Feb 23 2015

Tips for Those Starting a Business


Tips for Starting a Business

Starting a business is no easy task. There are long hours and sleepless nights, but with all the hard work comes a sense of accomplishment when you follow your dreams! Here are some tips for those starting a business.

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