Decking the Halls: How Businesses
Can Prep for Black Friday

As Andy Williams crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” – but is it really? For business owners, the holiday season, and its premier shopping day ­– Black Friday ­– can present mixed feelings. Black Friday can jump start sales, but also stress business owners to the core, making them feel Grinch-like as they dread those turkey-stuffed shoppers at their doors.
Cybersecurity: How to Keep
Your Business From Becoming a Victim; Part 2, Protecting Your Business

It’s very important for businesses to have discipline around cybersecurity, including proper training for employees, automated tools for protection, and cyberinsurance. Put effort and energy into understanding that you are a target and there are simple and inexpensive things you can do to protect your business from becoming a victim. 
Cybersecurity: How to Keep
Your Business From Becoming a Victim; Part 1, Knowing The Risks

48% of small businesses had at least 1 cyberattack in 2018. Every business has something that hackers want, and you need to know the risks to keep your business from becoming a victim.
Economic Outlook:
A Look Ahead from 2019’s Midpoint

The economic engine of the U.S. is expected to continue on its track toward expansion despite a recent move by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade. While the announcement caused initial discomfort for some, including the U.S. stock market, economic growth is expected to continue through the second half of the year and beyond.
3 Strategies and Tools for Managing Cash Flow Wisely
As most business owners know, success depends on more than the number of products and services being sold. Any business, regardless of its size and industry, also needs to manage its cash flow wisely.
Growing Smart: Scaling Your Business for Success
Despite this uncertainty, when looking at today’s industry giants–Starbucks, Amazon or Apple, just to name a few­—it is clear that taking the time to scale a business the right way at the right time can lead to tremendous growth and more importantly, increased profitability. So, how does a business owner know when to say “go” and how to plot a course?
Part 2: Firstrust Is Greater Philadelphia’s Bank

Today, Firstrust is the largest family-owned commercial bank in the region. Find out how this positioning shapes our approach to continued success in the market, and what it means for customers.

Part 1: What Family Means at Firstrust
Our first interview in a series of conversations with Firstrust Chairman and CEO, Richard J. Green. Our first topic will discuss what family means at Firstrust.
4 Signs It’s Time to Grow Your Business
With record-high expectations and a strong outlook for overall business performance in the upcoming year, how do you decide if it is time to invest in growing your business? Here are 4 signs it may be time to take the plunge and focus on expansion.
Insider Tips to Help You Qualify for a Business Loan
At Firstrust, we know when the time comes to get a business loan, potential borrowers are going to ask one important question: What are lenders looking for when they evaluate my loan application?
Six Questions to Ask Before Getting a Business Line of Credit
Business owners will tell you that cash flow is the lifeblood of any company. And most commonly, a business line of credit from a bank is the IV that keeps that lifeblood flowing.
Is Your Business Prepared for a Cyber Attack
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NSCAM) held annually in October, is a collaborative effort between government, industry and organizations of all sizes to help small businesses stay safer and more secure online. Firstrust Bank, believes that knowledge is protection! How cyberaware are you and your small business?
7 Steps to Secure Your Credit After a Breach
As we read in the news all too often, consumers need to be knowledgeable and vigilant about protecting their personal information from cybersecurity criminals.