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December 24, 2020

5 simple strategies to build your business for long-term success.

The right action can help you spot the potential, explore new possibilities and grow—or, at the very least, weather the storms and clear the hurdles ahead.

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December 23, 2020

Summit Lakes Eye Care: Seeing the Big Picture

Dr. Eric Roadman of Summit Lakes Eye Care in Kansas City discusses why he chose Commerce Bank as his Merchant Services provider.

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December 9, 2020

New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses

Learn steps that small businesses can take now to prepare for whatever the new brings to help ensure a happy and profitable 2021.

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December 3, 2020

What every dentist needs to know about financing

Considering buying a dental practice? Take these 5 things into consideration when evaluating the dental practice you want to buy.

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December 2, 2020

Bringing AI to AR: What corporations can gain from Bank-FinTech collaborations.

By collaborating with HighRadius, Commerce Bank customers can couple cutting-edge AI with the personal service of a dedicated financial advocate.

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December 1, 2020

LIBOR Transition: What You Need to Know

What you need to know about changes coming to LIBOR, why it's changing, how LIBOR is used, how SOFR is calculated and how it's different from LIBOR.

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December 1, 2020

Do I really need separate credit cards for my business and personal expenses?

Separating your business and personal credit cards can help protect your personal credit and be helpful at tax time. Learn more about the benefits.

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November 30, 2020

Choosing the best merchant services provider for your business

Choosing a merchant processor is a major financial decision for your business. Use these questions to help find the processor that best meets your needs.

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November 23, 2020

How Small Businesses Can Adapt This Holiday Season

With the pandemic slowing down sales, small businesses have had to adapt to changes in shopping habits. Use these approaches to help your small business.

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November 19, 2020

Dr. Schlaikjer: The Roots of a Strong Banking Relationship

Dr. Justin Schlaikjer, a St. Louis periodontist, discusses his relationship with Commerce Bank and how Commerce helped him purchase his dental practice.

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November 18, 2020

Dr Pascoe: Banking on a Successful Move

Dr. Gary Pascoe of Denver discusses working with Commerce Bank for his dental practice's financial needs for new equipment, merchant processing and more.

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November 16, 2020

Accent Dental: Great Word of Mouth

Drs. Michael Todd and Kristiane Naegler share why they chose Commerce Bank to help them purchase their dental practice in St. Louis.

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November 13, 2020

Scheer Dentistry: A Crowning Success

Dr. Brick Sheer, a Wichita Dentist, discusses his experience banking with Commerce Bank since 2009 for his dental practice refinancing and loan needs.

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November 10, 2020

What your bookkeeper wishes you knew

Ever wonder what your bookkeeper isn't telling you? Read what your business's bookkeeper would tell you if they could.

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November 6, 2020

Defeating Double Data Entry

If your company relies on paper for accounting activities, prepare for extra data entry. Learn how accounting double data entry can occur and how to avoid it.

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October 21, 2020

How can I stop losing business to online sellers and start competing?

Here are ways to make your business a place where customers can find something they won’t find elsewhere, tangible or intangible.

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October 19, 2020

Best Practices for Managing Credit Card Acceptance

Follow these practices to help reduce the likelihood of credit card payment disputes and fraudulent charges. Learn what to do if disputes do occur.

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October 19, 2020

Three ways to improve cash flow at your medical practice

Use these tips to help clear the blockages in your medical practice's cash flow pipeline and increase your operational efficiency.

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October 16, 2020

Credit card Fraud Prevention Tips for Your Business

While EMV chips have helped cut credit card fraud at the point-of-sale, e-commerce fraud is on the rise. Use these 9 tips to help prevent credit card fraud.

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October 15, 2020

Meierotto Jewelers: A Cut Above The Rest

Theodore Meierotto, manager of Meierotto Jewelers in Kansas City, discusses why he chose Commerce Bank as their card processing partner.

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October 14, 2020

Riback/Plumb Supply: Fixing The Leak

Cherie Coleman of Riback/Plumb Supply talks why she chose Commerce Bank Merchant Services for their company's merchant processing needs.

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October 13, 2020

A Business Rewards Card with A-Z Coverage

Commerce Bank shares A-Z Auto Repair's small business characteristics – more specifically, seeking an easy solution to free up some cash flow. Learning about the perfect answer Commerce Bank had for owner, Phil White.

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October 9, 2020

A Necessary Ingredient

Read how small business owner, Robert strives to bring the best possible dining experience to his community while working with Commerce Bank.

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October 1, 2020

Replace the hassle of reimbursements with rewards

Employees using a credit card to pay for expenses eliminates the need for reimbursements. You'll save time and money and could earn credit card rewards.

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September 30, 2020

Clover Feature Showcase

Clover Point of Sale System is fully customizable and affordable for small businesses. Learn about your options with Clover features.

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August 21, 2020

Build your complete point-of-sale system with Clover

Clover makes it easy for small businesses to adapt to the changes in behavior caused by the pandemic. Learn how Clover can help your small business.

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August 17, 2020

How interest rate swaps work and why they're useful.

An interest rate swap turns the interest on a variable rate loan into a fixed cost. Learn more about how interest rate swaps work.

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August 12, 2020

How can I weather a cash flow drought?

When less cash is coming in, you must find ways to minimize cash going out. Here are a few cost-cutting ideas to consider.

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July 30, 2020

Keeping up with ever-changing customer priorities and behaviors in todays environment

Here are a few things small business owners will need to re-strategize to match customers’ new priorities in the face of the pandemic.

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July 15, 2020

Pivoting Your Sales Approach in the Face of a Pandemic

To take advantage of customers’ desire to shop from home, read about some things your business might consider.

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July 13, 2020

Positioning for company success during and after the pandemic

The pandemic has made adopting digital processes critical for long-term success.  Learn how Accounts Receivable and Accounts payable automation can help.

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June 11, 2020

Finding New Customers During a Pandemic

As brick and mortar shopping declines, small businesses need to find new customers by expanding online. Learn how to start expanding your business online.

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June 10, 2020

Is Your Business Ready for Contactless Payments?

Contactless payment usage is on the rise due to Coronavirus, learn what contactless payments are and how your small business can adapt to the new normal.

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June 5, 2020

Apple Tree Therapy Talks Commerce Bank

Stacy Bragg of Apple Tree Therapy Services talks about her experience working with Commerce Bank during the Paycheck Protection Program loan process.

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May 28, 2020

Balancing technology without losing the human touch during COVID-19

During the coronavirus, Commerce Bankers from lending and payment solutions have listened and learned a lot from small business owners.

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May 13, 2020

Tips for Small Businesses During an Economic Downturn

The economic downturn brought on by COVID-19 is daunting. The good news is, there are several things small business owners can do to navigate choppy economic waters.

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April 30, 2020

The Risks of Petty Cash

Reducing the use of petty cash can help small business owners minimize risk. Learn the risks of using petty cash and about alternative options.

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April 17, 2020

8 ways to protect your business during the Coronavirus crisis

In this time of uncertainty, it's important to focus on what you can control. Use these tips to help protect your business during these volatile times.

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April 2, 2020

When the pandemic arrived on our shores, the nation's payment system was ready.

Today’s payment systems make it possible for workers from across a large swath of the economy to pack up their traditional offices and work safely and productively from home.

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March 6, 2020

Increase Your Chances of Getting a Loan

If your business loan request was denied, you may wonder why. Read why you may have been denied and how to increase your chances of getting a "yes" next time.

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February 24, 2020

Seven reasons why your business should accept credit card payments

If your business isn't accepting credit or debit cards, you might be missing out on more than you think. Here are some reasons why you might want to reconsider.

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January 24, 2020

How do I go about building a financial nest egg for my business

Saving is hard – especially for entrepreneurs wishing to reinvest in their businesses’ growth. Still, it’s important to create a rainy day fund you can tap in case of a business emergency. Here are tips to get you started.

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January 22, 2020

Finding the Right Merchant Processor Can Save You Money

Working with the right merchant processor for credit card processing can help you save money. Use these questions to review your business relationship.

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January 8, 2020

Could I be a Victim of Predatory Lending and Not Know It

Small businesses are a major target for predatory lenders and you could be a victim and not know it. Learn about predatory lending tactics and red flags.

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December 11, 2019

How can I manage cash flow as my business grows?

Cash flow management is vital in a growing business to prevent cash flow issues. Read these tips to help manage cash flow in your growing business.

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November 7, 2019

Payment Strategies Virtual Card Best Practices

An AP card, or virtual card is often an effective payment solution for Accounts Payable departments. Learn how virtual cards could help benefit your business.

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October 29, 2019

What financing options are available to small business owners

If you're thinking about expanding your small business or refinancing debt learn about financing options available for small business owners in this article.

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October 28, 2019

Steps to Take Before Applying for a Business Loan

Take these steps before applying for a business loan to make the process go more smoothly and keep your leadership team on the same page.

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October 21, 2019

How to Improve Your Veterinary Cash Flow

There are many ways to keep cash flowing at your veterinary practice. Here are five ways to improve your cash flow management.

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October 21, 2019

Steps to Take Before Buying a Vet Practice

If you've thought about buying a veterinary practice, this list will help you with things to consider before making an offer.

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October 8, 2019

Playabilities Saves Time with Commerce Bank

Playabilities, a multi-disciplinary pediatric clinic, discusses how Commerce Bank's CashFlow Complete has helped them save time and money for their clinic.

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October 8, 2019

Keep it Lean

Clover’s intuitive features and apps help Lean Kitchen Company track profits, performance and revenue with just a few clicks.

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September 12, 2019

Achieving work/life balance and business success

With creative planning it's possible to carve out a few free hours or days in your busy schedule. Use these tips to achieve work-life balance.

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September 11, 2019

AI is coming And its revolutionizing payments and remittance

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to evolve, tasks once thought impossible to automate are increasingly being done by digital counterparts.

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August 19, 2019

How important is your banking relationship when growing your business

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August 19, 2019

The benefits of working directly with an established merchant processor over an ISO

Learn the benefits of working with an established merchant processor over an iso processor for your business card processing needs.

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August 13, 2019

Pro Athlete goes to bat with Commerce

Commerce is saving Pro Athlete time and money so they can focus on selling quality baseball gear.

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August 8, 2019

4 common cash challenges for athletic travel

Download our complimentary eBook to learn how your school’s athletic department can address travel expenses and per diem challenges for athletes.

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July 25, 2019

The Hidden Cost of Check Payments

By paying your suppliers using a virtual credit card/AP card instead of checks, your business can reduce costs while earning additional revenue.

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July 19, 2019

Considering a Payment Portal Provider?

Payment portal use is on the rise. But how do you know if a payment portal provider is right for you?

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July 18, 2019

The tech that all insurance consultants should know about

When insurers come to you looking for ways to stay competitive, be sure they’re thinking about new methods for claims payments.

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July 18, 2019

How Much Payment Automation is Right for You

Every business must deal with payments. With today’s technology, you’re falling behind if you’re not taking advantage of the available efficiencies.

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July 18, 2019

Choosing a Claims Payment Provider

Insurance claims payment portals are becoming more and more prevalent, but not all portals are the same and the differences can be critical.

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July 17, 2019

Paying Insureds Shouldn't Be Hard

Few things in life are as stressful for your insureds as a major loss of property, a payments portal can help.

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July 16, 2019

Why ditch paper checks

When you run a business, time is money. Naturally, you want to streamline any processes that take up too much of your valuable time.

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June 17, 2019

You Need More Than Traditional Online Bill Payments: Enter Digital Business Payments

Business needs are more complex than consumer needs. Companies require oversight, visibility into activities, audit trails and more to protect their accounts payable processes from errors, misuse or fraud.

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April 16, 2019

Cash Flow Tips to Make your Business Thrive

No matter how much money you have at your disposal, having a handle on cash flow means you’re better armed to keep your business alive and kicking.

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April 15, 2019

5 steps for improving cash flow at your dental practice

The biggest threat to a dental practice’s long-term success is not a lack of profit, it’s a lack of cash flow.

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April 10, 2019

How will tax reform impact your non profit

The publicity surrounding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2018 came with an uncertainty as to how its effects would be felt by not-for-profits.

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March 20, 2019

Spring Cleaning For Your Business

The arrival of spring brings with it the desire to sweep away the cobwebs and make a fresh start. Here’s some ideas on how and where to get started. 

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January 14, 2019

Convince Suppliers to Accept Virtual Card Payments

Setting up a virtual card payment system and enrolling suppliers are essential first steps in implementing a new payment strategy.

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January 4, 2019

5 Ways to Prep for Your Business' Busy Season

Your busiest time of year is key to your business’s overall success.

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November 20, 2018

How to take advantage of early payment discounts

Making early payments can add up to two percent of your spending back to your bottom line. Learn how to overcome obstacles that many businesses face.

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November 9, 2018

Does your company have a payment strategy?

Your company probably has a detailed growth strategy, but do you have a payment strategy?

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October 17, 2018

Hate paperwork? Cashflow automation can help

If you have a cashflow automation tool, or have heard a sales pitch for one, you know about the financial benefits of cashflow automation.

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September 26, 2018

Choosing the right accounting method

Which small business accounting method is right for you? Learn what to consider when choosing between a cash accounting method or an accrual accounting method.

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August 24, 2018

What is a Special Asset Manager?

A special asset manager can be a useful ally to business owners. Learn more about what a special asset manager does.

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May 2, 2018

7 Tips to Prepare for Your Business' Busy Season

Whether it's fall, winter, summer or spring get your business ready for your peak season ahead with these 7 tips.

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April 11, 2018

8 steps to take before buying a dental practice

Many dentists choose to buy an existing practice for the built-in roster of patients, but having plenty of patients is no guarantee of success.

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March 22, 2018

How to Build Your Brand in a New Market

Learn how a distributor works and how they can help build your brand in a new global market with insights like local knowledge, marketing and financing terms.

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November 1, 2017

How to Use Same Day ACH for Your Business

Business moves quickly and so does the need to make payments.

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October 16, 2017

How business owners can use cash flow automation to their advantage

With cash flow automation, a business uses technology to trigger payments and invoicing automatically.

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September 13, 2017

How to automate your cash flow and get paid faster

If you use paper checks or handle approvals manually, you could be due for some upgrades to make your payments process run more smoothly.

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August 23, 2017

Foreign Exchange: Embrace it and profit.

It is surprising, but many American companies that do business internationally don’t use foreign currency.

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June 26, 2017

Evaluate the feasibility of your new idea

Before you invest too much time and money into a business idea, be sure to assess whether it’s viable.

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April 5, 2017

Small Business Credit Card Benefits

Accounting for the various purchases and reimbursing yourself from the company account can be stressful to keep organized.

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October 5, 2016

5 Ways to Weather Business Seasonality

If you run a seasonal business, then you know the challenge of maintaining revenue streams during your off-season.

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September 7, 2016

How to Write a Business Plan

A business plan acts as a road map for your business' future, it enables you to clarify your objectives, establish a strategic direction and set goals.

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