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A Guide to Maximizing FSB’s Business Banking Services

March 29, 2023


As a business owner, one of the first steps you should take is setting up a business checking account. Having a separate account for your business transactions will help you stay organized and make it easier to manage your finances, pay bills, and access business credit. This is intended to be general information about business organizations and business accounts and not legal advice. Consult your attorney, tax professional, and banking professional for your specific needs.

Setting Up a Business Bank Account

  • Business structure: Before setting up a bank account, you need to have documentation of the type of business structure you have - sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, corporation, etc. This will determine the documents need to provide to the bank and possibly file with governmental entities.
  • Provide required documentation: The documentation you'll need to open a business bank account will vary depending on the bank, but it usually includes your business name, tax identification number, structure documents (e.g. articles of incorporation or business license), copies of legal filings, and the signatures of all owners, partners, or authorized signatories.
  • Decide on the type of account: There are different types of accounts, including business checking, business savings, business credit cards, and more. Choose the type of account that will best meet your business needs.

Business Banking Online

  • Sign up for online and mobile banking: Most banks offer online and mobile banking services, which allow you to manage your account from anywhere, at any time. Sign up for these services to stay on top of your account activity, pay bills, and transfer funds.
  • Monitor your account: Regular monitoring of your account activity will help you detect any unauthorized transactions and ensure that you always have an accurate picture of your business finances.
  • Take advantage of business banking services: Many banks offer business services such as merchant services, payroll processing, and cash management. Explore these services and choose the ones that will help you streamline your operations and improve your business's bottom line.

Business Credit Cards

  • Apply for a business credit card: A business credit card can be a valuable tool for your business. It allows you to separate your personal and business expenses, establish business credit, and enjoy the benefits of rewards and cash-back programs.
  • Manage your credit wisely: Your business credit card is not a free pass to spend. Make sure you use it responsibly, pay your bills on time, and stay within your credit limit.
  • Take advantage of rewards: Many business credit cards offer rewards and cash-back programs. Take advantage of these programs to earn rewards for your business purchases, reduce expenses, and improve cash flow.


In conclusion, finding the right bank is crucial for any business owner. By taking advantage of business banking services and using business credit cards wisely, you'll be able to manage your finances, stay organized, and achieve your business goals.

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