July 2005

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Did you know Western Bank is your one-stop shop?

In addition to bank products, each Western Bank location offers a Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. full service, registered broker dealer to assist you with your investment needs.

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A Favorite Quote
of Bill Sands:


When all is said and done, usually more is said than done. - Unknown
 
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PRESIDENTS LETTER:
The Importance of Financial Controls

"If you don’t know where your money is going, it could soon be gone", advises Steve Erdall. Western Bank’s president discusses the importance of financial controls. He’ll tell you how inventory and money management by employees could wreck havoc with your cash flow if you are not careful. He concludes with a great checklist from the SBA outlining how to protect yourself from embezzlement, sloppy bookwork and more.


 
i-Poll Results are in!

The results have been tabulated for our “work-at-home” i-Poll. And, one lucky respondent will be receiving a $100 gift card from Office Max. You may be surprised at how our business readers answered this question!


 
SMALL BIZ LEGISLATION:
New Junk Fax Act changes previous regulations.

Starting July 1, 2005, you would have needed signed permission forms to send faxes to your customers. Realtors sending updated listings, caterers transmitting menus to brides-to-be and insurance agents sending personal quotes would have been some of the businesses and situations affected. That changed when President Bush signed the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005 into law. Read what the new ruling allows and what it doesn’t permit.


 
SMALL BIZ ADVERTISING:
Business Cards. . . your first promotional impression

Planning a business card for the first time, updating an old one or even evaluating your current card? Think before you print! Did you know that your business card should be your first "marketing consideration? We'll give you a checklist to review and some size and format ideas to consider. Plus, do you know how to properly handle a business card in China?


 

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