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Business in the Time of Coronavirus  (Article)

The coronavirus has upended life across the U.S. and the globe. By thinking through the demands of operating and sustaining your business during the crisis, you’ll be better prepared to help your customers, employees, and community.

The Lowdown on LIBOR  (Article)

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is being phased out. So what does that mean for companies that currently have a LIBOR loan or are shopping for a new loan?

Let's Go: The Financial Roadmap, Part 2 - Maximizing Cash Flow  (Podcasts)

Listen to Zach Sink talk about his approach to life and business.

Let's Go: The Financial Roadmap Introduction, Part 1  (Podcasts)

Listen to Zack Sink talk about how to create a financial roadmap on a personal and a business level.

Let's Go: Two Legacies, One Future: A Conversation with David Weaver on the Pending Merger of Equals  (Podcasts)

Listen to David Weaver, President of Community Banking at BB&T, discuss the pending Merger of Equals between BB&T and SunTrust.

Let's Go: The Financial Roadmap, Part 3 - Why You Need Cash Reserves  (Podcasts)

Listen to Zack Sink talk about the number one reason most businesses fail and how you can grow your cash reserves.

Going Global  (Article)

Trading internationally can be a crossroads for a growing business. A key is finding a financial partner to help you navigate issues like tariffs, currency exposure, logistics and payment security.

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Lockbox in the Electronic Payments Age  (Article)

Investor appetite for innovative and powerful financial tools will drive lockbox services.

Managing the COVID-19 Downturn: 5 Tips for Business Leaders  (Article)

In the face of challenging circumstances and vulnerable risk assets, it's still possible to lead your business through turbulent times with confidence. 

Working Capital's New Paradigm  (Article)

A more streamlined approach to working capital management is gaining momentum, and can allow companies to secure funds at the lowest possible cost.

Fiduciary Considerations for Retirement Plan Sponsors  (Article)

Retirement plan sponsors need to know risks and responsibilities.

Employment Practices Liability  (Article)

Reduce your liability risk and protect your organization from claims of wrongful employment practices.

Retirement Plan Health  (Article)

As a retirement plan sponsor, knowing how to assess plan health is the only way to ensure your plan will be successful.

Cash Flow Management in an Uncertain Environment  (Article)

In this environment, certain tactics can help you weather the storm if you're willing to get creative, analyze your processes and ask for help.

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Through a collaborative process, we'll review the state of your business and provide solutions that help you plan and execute for the future.

Short-Term Investing  (Article)

After an extended series of short-term interest rate hikes and changes in regulations governing money market funds, savvy financial professionals are now evaluating ways to optimize the use of cash accordingly.

Managing Interest Rate Risk With Swaps  (Article)

In an environment with the potential for rising interest rates, companies who rely on funding with floating-rate loans may be able to limit their exposure with an interest rate swap.

Winning With Talent  (Article)

An insightful business strategy can't succeed if the right people aren't in the organization that can execute. Identifying, selecting and nurturing the talent in your organization can be a key to ongoing success.

Protecting Against the High Cost of Cyberfraud  (Article)

Given the relative newness of cyber liability coverage and the variability of policy features, it's essential to carefully analyze one's needs and scrutinize available options before paying the first premium.

Strategy Behind Faster Payments  (Article)

Two new payment systems designed primarily for business use promise safe, speedy payments. But there are significant process efficiencies that can be realized as well, leading to cash flow and competitive advantages.

Fighting Payment Fraud  (Article)

When it comes to payment fraud, perpetrators today are wilier than ever, forcing businesses to protect themselves from significant financial risk.

Protecting the Future of Your Business  (Article)

While making sure their current strategies are on target and operations are in sync, business owners also should look beyond today to ensure that plans and processes are in place to protect the long-term best interests of their companies and their families.

Employee Retirement Readiness  (Article)

While many Americans are concerned about having enough savings to provide a comfortable lifestyle in retirement, the likely retirement readiness shortfall can also have an economic impact on employers.

Time to Sell Your Business?  (Article)

There's a seller’s market in business mergers and acquisitions, due to abundant capital, a growing economy, low interest rates and ready buyers.

Staying Disaster-Ready in Treasury  (Article)

In the event of a natural disaster, a well-documented treasury continuity plan can help organizations increase the likelihood of resuming normal operations—and cash flow—in a timely manner.

Is Your ERP Alone Enough?  (Article)

Explore the benefits that come from adding accounts payable automation to your Enterprise Resource Planning.

Managing Key Person Risk  (Article)

Key person life insurance helps businesses maintain continuity after an untimely loss of a key player. 

Exploring the ESOP Opportunity  (Article)

An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) can be a winning strategy for your business, but misconceptions about these plans could cause you to miss out on their potential advantages.

Promoting Employees' Financial Wellness  (Article)

Employers understand that when employees are stressed, organizational effectiveness suffers. Increasingly, employers are offering their workers financial wellness tools to help relieve this stress.

Reducing Health Care Costs  (Article)

Reference-based pricing enables employers to set price limits on certain medical services, allowing employees to choose services based on price and quality.

A Leader's Guide to Change Management

Many corporate change initiatives ultimately fail despite good intentions. But strong leadership can be the catalyst for success as organizations and teams undergo change processes in order to be more competitive in today's world.

Reduce Your Tax Bill Through Capital Investment  (Article)

If you want to reduce your company’s tax bill and you have equipment purchases in mind, there’s still time to take advantage of enhanced tax-deduction opportunities.

Reduce Your 2018 Tax Bill Through Capital Investment  (Article)

Companies can take advantage of new tax laws impacting bonus depreciation and Section 179 to reduce their 2018 tax liability and enhance their bottom line.

Effective Team Building  (Article)

Lack of group processes and challenging group dynamics can undermine a team's performance and prevent it from reaching its potential.

Planning a Successful Future for Your Family Business Enterprise  (Article)

An effective succession plan is far more than the selection of a successor. It also includes ongoing leadership development and communications to help avoid unnecessary conflicts and to meet the needs of both the business enterprise and family members.

S or C Corp Status?  (Article)

S corp status has long been attractive to many small companies, however new tax rates under the TCJA are impacting the "S or C corp" calculation. 

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The BB&T Leadership Institute offers leadership programs and organizational consulting services to companies nationwide. BB&T is pleased to provide insights from their credentialed staff of consultants.

  A leader's guide to change management

Many corporate change initiatives ultimately fail despite good intentions.

  Winning with talent

An insightful business strategy can't succeed if the right people aren't in the organization to execute it.

  Effective team building

Lack of group processes and challenging group dynamics can undermine a team's performance and prevent it from reaching its potential.

Personal financial management

In conjunction with our Wealth division, BB&T is pleased to provide content especially useful for business owners.

  Planning a successful future for your family business enterprise

An effective succession plan is far more than the selection of a successor. It also includes ongoing leadership development and communications to help avoid unnecessary conflicts and to meet the needs of both the business enterprise and family members.

  Protecting the future of your business

While making sure their current strategies are on target and operations are in sync, business owners also should look beyond today to ensure that plans and processes are in place to protect the long-term best interests of their companies and their families.

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