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Upcoming SBM Events

Top Women Business Owners Luncheon

Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust 

February 2019 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  |

Each year SBM highlights the area's top women-owned companies. We've profiled more than 250 owners over the past 18 years. We bring them all together for one luncheon. Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Event Sponsors: Anders; HireLevel; United Healthcare; National Medical Billing Services and Winning Technologies. Cost: $55. Tables of 10 are $550. Call 314.569.0076. 

St. Louis Business Expo

April 23, 2019 | 11AM - 5PM | St. Charles Convention Center

The Expo is the largest business-to-business conference in Missouri, where 2,000-3,000 professionals come to learn, network and grow their business. The day includes an opening workshop, a full day’s worth of seminars and workshops, an awards luncheon, more than 100 exhibitors and a networking happy hour.  For a booth at the event, contact Pat Coates at 314.569.0076, ext. 109 or email her at pat@sbmon.com.  For more information on the Expo, click here.

Top 100 People To Know Awards

Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust

April 23, 2019 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  |

Succeeding in business is a lot about who you know. A group of judges select the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know To Succeed in Business. SBM brings these outstanding individuals to this one event to mingle and share their stories and ideas with other business owners. It is the "must attend" networking event of the year. The event is Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust.  Event Sponsors:  Winning Technologies, Liberty One Software, Vistage and CEdge Software Consultants. Cost:  $55, Tables of 10 are $550. Call 314.569.0076. 




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What Does A Bank Look For In Small-Business Financials?


by Debi Enders
To gauge a company’s financial strength, bankers like to review its financial statements. They are usually looking for answers to three basic questions:
1. Is the business profitable? To remain financially viable, businesses must earn a profit. Some companies’ profitability fluctuates. But it should also be predictable over time. That’s why bankers like to review your income statement (also known as P&L or earnings statement.)
2. Is the business generating sufficient cash flow? A business can have strong sales but still not generate the steady influx of cash it needs to stay healthy and grow. Therefore, it is also important for bankers to take a close look at cash flow. If sales are good but cash flow is suffering, they want to know why.

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The saying “A fish rots from the head down” means if the person in charge does a bad job, it will have negative implications for everyone working under him. Conversely, if you want to have a healthy culture, the leader must be healthy. That includes being physically, mentally, socially and emotionally healthy. A leader models the behavior others will follow and therefore must demonstrate behavior she would expect from everyone else.
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