These days, business happens in a flash. For example, 60% of mobile users wait a maximum of 3 seconds for a page to load before taking their business elsewhere. With the digital space becoming increasingly important for future success, small mistakes anywhere in the engagement process can quickly turn a potential lead into a dead… 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


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


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


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