Last fall, FirstBank called out to businesses in Colorado and Arizona in hopes of identifying companies that embodied ‘banking for good’ in their own unique ways. The third iteration of FirstBank’s business contest, the $20K Good Business Giveaway, illuminated a bevy of worthy businesses that sought to do more than hit financial goals. Colorado’s grand… Read More


FirstBank values a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship with every customer. This rings especially true with local businesses, who strive to grow and help their communities at the same time. Here’s the thing: we want our customers to succeed, because their success becomes our success. Pretty simple philosophy, actually. This is one of the many… Read More


The typical timeline for commercial real estate transactions is roughly 60 days. However, if you’re planning to relocate your business or buy a new building, you’ve probably spent longer considering your decision. Moving a business is a significant financial investment and time commitment. So if you’re serious about relocating, do yourself a solid and leave… Read More


Only one in ten small businesses will make it their 10 year anniversary. That means access to capital plays an important role in the viability of small companies everywhere — and our economic well-being. Simply put, we need small businesses to succeed, and we need to ensure they have the resources to do so. Fortunately,… Read More


Is money flowing out of your business, faster than it’s coming in? Turns out, you’re not alone. According to the National Federation of Independent Business research, half of small businesses don’t hold enough cash for one month, while 25 percent of small businesses can’t even make it two weeks. While challenges vary from industry to… Read More


You can think of culture as your company’s personality. Just as with personality, corporate culture impacts perceptions, both internally and externally. Sites like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor make it so any conversation about your company can become public information. Point being, how your employees are treated, and the work environment you create, can positively or… Read More


At FirstBank, ‘banking for good’ is far more than a tagline. It’s a belief that the composition of the bank goes beyond a bottom line or quarterly figures. Rather, it’s the people – customers, community, and employees – that are the central motivation for every decision. With that in mind, FirstBank is excited to announce… Read More


Each week, FirstBank officers converge to a sharply appointed boardroom for “Loan Committee,” where we review loan requests that exceed certain thresholds. Over the course of 90 minutes, officers  present certain loan deals in front of executives and staff. It’s unusual compared to other institutions, but it’s also what makes FirstBank unique and enables us… Read More


How can you ensure that your business is maximizing efficiency and productivity? Here are some strategies you can implement to help a business run smarter, smoother and level the playing field between small organizations and large corporations. Artificial Intelligence Providing quality customer service can be costly and might not be feasible for smaller businesses. Instead… Read More