According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses in the United States, helping to employ over 5.8 million employees and generate $1.2 trillion in sales. While integral to the economy, veteran-owned businesses face the same challenges as other entrepreneurs and small business owners. Fortunately, there are ample financial resources… Read More


Our guiding philosophy at FirstBank is banking for good, the simple notion of making choices that benefit our customers, communities, and employees, based on a sincere belief that the stronger they are, the stronger we are. We also know there are other businesses doing good, and that’s why we launched our Good Business contest. To… Read More


The banking industry has recently seen an increase in attempted check fraud, and FirstBank is dedicated to helping our customers prevent these types of attacks. No matter the size, location, or industry, any company can fall victim. There are several tactics to effectively avoid fraud, but it can be overwhelming when you don’t know what… Read More


So, you’ve come up with a great business idea and you’re ready to take your industry by storm. What now? We have some answers that can help you take your idea and make it a success, starting with these four steps. 1. Sharpen the concepts When starting a business – as a record 3.4 million… Read More


Working from home was once a rarity. But with strict social distancing measures imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of workers have traded in the office for the familiar sights of home. While ditching the morning commute is an undisputed benefit to remote work, there are also some drawbacks. For example, a lack of oversight… Read More


A company is nothing without the people that comprise it. That is why FirstBank fills its ranks with intelligent individuals with strong moral compasses, and prides itself in hiring and training a diverse employee population. This is at the center of the bank’s “people-first” mentality. Contrary to this philosophy is the inaccurate belief that employing… Read More


As we continue to highlight some of FirstBank’s business banking customers that exemplify ‘banking for good’, let us introduce Peanut Butter Americano, a Phoenix-based natural peanut butter company. PB Americano first hit our radar as an entrant in 2018’s “20K Good Business Giveaway“, a video contest they would end up winning as Maricopa County’s grand… Read More


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