Types of Fraud

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There’s no denying that fraudsters have created sophisticated ways to scam individuals out of their money, but learning about the different types of fraud and being able to spot them are the first steps to protecting yourself. Credential theft...

Safe Treasury Management Tips

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Every business wants to prevent fraud and financial crime. These days, cyber criminals are becoming smarter and savvier seemingly every day. Safely managing business cash flow can seem like a daunting challenge. But with the right knowledge and tools...

What to Do if You Suspect Fraud

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If you believe you may be a victim of fraud, unauthorized or suspicious activity on your accounts, the key is to report it as quickly as possible. We recommend taking the following steps.

Protecting Your Business from Fraud

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Protecting Your Business Cybersecurity has been a concern for businesses since the dawn of the internet. But as each year passes, new and increasingly complex threats reveal themselves, and businesses must pivot to adjust to the ever-evolving...

Top Tips to Ensure the Security of Your Account Information Online

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Avoid Clicking Suspicious Links and Emails Do not click on unsolicited pop-ups. Do not open unsolicited or unknown email, and use caution when clicking on links or opening email attachments . Install Anti-Virus Software Install personal firewall &...

Starting a Small Business

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You’ve made the decision to start your own business. You’ve built a solid team, written a strong business plan, and now you’re ready to fund your business. It’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all financial solution. How you finance your business will depend on your industry, your personal financial situation, and your business goals. Here are tips to help you choose the funding option that’s right for you.

Starting a Small Business

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Part 1: Tips for Writing a Business Plan That Works Whether you’re launching your own small business or purchasing an existing one, a well-written business plan is critical to your success. Not only does it define clear goals, but it also outlines...

Meet Your Banker: Karen Trendler, Commercial Relationship Manager

Karen Trendler, Commercial Relationship Manager. Sandy Spring Bank
I graduated from Howard University with a degree in finance. I thought that I would go into investment banking, but then I came to realize that banking is much more than just a branch.

Three Ways to be Financially Responsible This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is about generosity and giving; however, it can quickly become the season of overspending too. According to a recent survey by Affirm, 70 percent of Americans spend over budget during the holidays. And as we recover from the...

Small Business Cash Flow: Strategies for Success

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Cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business.