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What to know about business acquisitions

By Elizabeth Shauger, CPA, Mauldin & Jenkins Are you acquiring or selling a business? Buying or selling a business has a lot of moving parts. Although there are many complex

Regions launches new program to help women with finances

Regions has launched Women + Wealth, a program that “combines unique events and fresh insights with one-on-one guidance from a team of professionals to further support and empower women as

BayFirst National Bank opens full-service center, in Sarasota (PHOTOS)

BayFirst National Bank celebrated the opening of its 11th full-service banking center, becoming the first full-service financial institution to operate in the Newtown community, in North Sarasota, where it previously

Regions Bank announces leadership appointments, including former St. Pete market executive

Regions Bank has appointed two key leaders who will guide the company’s services for consumers and businesses throughout Mobile, Alabama and along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Bruner Binion will

The importance of going local and supporting small businesses

By Jon Locklear, wealth Advisor, BT Wealth Advisors | The Bank of Tampa Small businesses are the often-overlooked lifeblood of the community. The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small

Understanding the Importance of Banking Locally

In an age where digital technology has revolutionized the way we manage our finances, the idea of banking locally and handling your finances face-to-face might seem outdated. From automated loan

Three simple ways to lower your 2022 tax bill in 2023

By Brian Carter, CPA The end of 2022 has passed and 2023 is well begun, but it is not too late to bring down your 2022 income tax liability. A

The anatomy of a scam

By Roxanne Chance-Chin, Bank Secrecy Act Officer and Fraud Investigations Manager at The Bank of Tampa Businesses are tempting targets for fraudsters because they possess a wealth of information and

Tampa Bay bankers weigh in: The sky is not falling

An executive at Goldman Sachs told a CNBC reporter that the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank was a “Lehman moment” for the technology industry. A local banking industry source, who

Economic Development 2023: The business of money

Tampa Bay Business & Wealth reached out to two banking executives and a wealth management firm and asked, “What should our readers know about the financial services industry in 2023?”

Community banking for community-focused businesses

By Kevin Gilligan, SBA Lending Director at The Bank of Tampa Thanks to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Small Business Administration (SBA) has become a household name—at least within

Year-end tax considerations for 2022

By Brian Carter, CPA The end of the year is nearby, leaving taxpayers only a short window to take financial steps that could alter their 2022 tax situation. By now,