Texas Franchise Taxes 2017

by Kathy Tremmel

Tremmel Law

Kathy Tremmel has significant experience both as a business attorney and corporate executive. Her career spans both legal practice and business management and she opened her own solo law practice in January 2010. In additional to running her own practice, she also is of Counsel with Selman, Munser & Lerner, which is a business transaction law firm in Austin, Texas. Ms. Tremmel has more than 10 years’ experience as a business attorney, providing transactional legal services to a diverse client base, from start-up ventures to well established companies. She helps companies with all their contracts, including customer agreements, non-compete agreements, employment agreements, buy-sell agreements, loans, and leases, helps people set up new businesses, and represents buyers and sellers of businesses. In addition, Ms. Tremmel has 10 years of management experience working with start-up companies. As VP of Operations at Tusker Group, an international litigation support company, Ms. Tremmel led international teams, managed production and quality issues, handled price negotiations, worked closely with clients to determine the scope of their projects, provided project management services, and developed, implemented and documented best practices for processing and training. Ms. Tremmel earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Colorado School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. She is a Texas licensed attorney and a certified Project Management Professional.

Topics: Legal, Taxes, Business Bank of Texas News

Ed Lette's Interview on The Exit Plan Show

by Dwayne Kolly

Business Bank of Texas

Dwayne Kolly brings a wealth of financial management and operations experience to Business Bank of Texas. Kolly has served community banks in south and central Texas for nearly 30 years, and is the bank’s CEO and Chief Financial Officer. He is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU (1993).

The Exit Plan Show exists to help business owners vet and choose advisors in a variety of disciplines to help them create a seamless “exit plan” for their businesses. This includes goals such as growing a company, transitioning the business to new ownership smoothly, and retiring well.

Topics: Commercial Lending, Business Bank of Texas News

Texas Legislature Reduces Taxes!

by Kathy Tremmel

Tremmel Law

Kathy Tremmel has significant experience both as a business attorney and corporate executive. Her career spans both legal practice and business management and she opened her own solo law practice in January 2010. In additional to running her own practice, she also is of Counsel with Selman, Munser & Lerner, which is a business transaction law firm in Austin, Texas. Ms. Tremmel has more than 10 years’ experience as a business attorney, providing transactional legal services to a diverse client base, from start-up ventures to well established companies. She helps companies with all their contracts, including customer agreements, non-compete agreements, employment agreements, buy-sell agreements, loans, and leases, helps people set up new businesses, and represents buyers and sellers of businesses. In addition, Ms. Tremmel has 10 years of management experience working with start-up companies. As VP of Operations at Tusker Group, an international litigation support company, Ms. Tremmel led international teams, managed production and quality issues, handled price negotiations, worked closely with clients to determine the scope of their projects, provided project management services, and developed, implemented and documented best practices for processing and training. Ms. Tremmel earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Colorado School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. She is a Texas licensed attorney and a certified Project Management Professional.

The Texas Legislature reduces taxes—so what does that mean for businesses in Texas? Recent legislative tax changes are saving businesses money! 

Topics: News, Accounting & Finance, Taxes, Business Bank of Texas News

Some Inconvenient Truths about SBA 7a Loans

by Ed Lette

Business Bank of Texas

Ed Lette is a Founder of Business Bank of Texas. Serving as a licensed CPA since 1983, Ed’s extensive experience in the banking industry has led him to become the founding president of four national bank charters including Business Bank of Texas, N.A., and the chief financial officer of five national banks during his 45 year career. Ed serves as director of the Texas Bankers Association District 4, chairman of the Executive Advisory Council to the School of Business at Texas Lutheran University, and is a life member of the Texas Association of Business.

Since its founding in 1953, the U. S. Small Business Administration has helped thousands of small businesses thrive and grow. By guaranteeing up to 90% of loans to small businesses, the SBA has enabled banks to expand their commercial lending, helping to create jobs and boost the economy. There are two main programs offered by the SBA, the “7a” loan and the ”504” loan. While both of these programs can be beneficial, there are some pitfalls in the 7a loan programs that every prospective borrower should understand before taking the plunge.

Topics: The Corner Office, Business Bank of Texas News

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A Customizable Bill Pay System for Your Business

by Ed Lette

Business Bank of Texas

Ed Lette is a Founder of Business Bank of Texas. Serving as a licensed CPA since 1983, Ed’s extensive experience in the banking industry has led him to become the founding president of four national bank charters including Business Bank of Texas, N.A., and the chief financial officer of five national banks during his 45 year career. Ed serves as director of the Texas Bankers Association District 4, chairman of the Executive Advisory Council to the School of Business at Texas Lutheran University, and is a life member of the Texas Association of Business.

As businesses grow, they often find that their control structure needs become more complex. This is usually because of an increased need to ensure that money is spent responsibly. Often, this means the need for multiple people to sign off on larger expenses, or for one person to have access to multiple accounts. But unfortunately, many banks’ bill pay systems don’t easily allow for complicated or customized control structures.

Topics: The Corner Office, Business Bank of Texas News

Holiday Schedule

by Ed Lette

Business Bank of Texas

Ed Lette is a Founder of Business Bank of Texas. Serving as a licensed CPA since 1983, Ed’s extensive experience in the banking industry has led him to become the founding president of four national bank charters including Business Bank of Texas, N.A., and the chief financial officer of five national banks during his 45 year career. Ed serves as director of the Texas Bankers Association District 4, chairman of the Executive Advisory Council to the School of Business at Texas Lutheran University, and is a life member of the Texas Association of Business.

Christmas & New Years holiday hours:

As a reminder we will close at 2:00 PM on Dec. 24th, we will be closed Christmas Day and then reopen on Dec. 26th at 9:00 AM.

Topics: News, Business Bank of Texas News

Closed for Veteran's day

by Ed Lette

Business Bank of Texas

Ed Lette is a Founder of Business Bank of Texas. Serving as a licensed CPA since 1983, Ed’s extensive experience in the banking industry has led him to become the founding president of four national bank charters including Business Bank of Texas, N.A., and the chief financial officer of five national banks during his 45 year career. Ed serves as director of the Texas Bankers Association District 4, chairman of the Executive Advisory Council to the School of Business at Texas Lutheran University, and is a life member of the Texas Association of Business.

Business Bank of Texas will be closed Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's day. We will re-open on November 12th at 9am.

Topics: News, Business Bank of Texas News

We’re Hiring an Experienced Credit Analyst

by Ed Lette

Business Bank of Texas

Ed Lette is a Founder of Business Bank of Texas. Serving as a licensed CPA since 1983, Ed’s extensive experience in the banking industry has led him to become the founding president of four national bank charters including Business Bank of Texas, N.A., and the chief financial officer of five national banks during his 45 year career. Ed serves as director of the Texas Bankers Association District 4, chairman of the Executive Advisory Council to the School of Business at Texas Lutheran University, and is a life member of the Texas Association of Business.

Business Bank of Texas experienced 37% growth in our loan portfolio in 2013. We’ve recently expanded to serve additional Texas markets and we need to add experienced staff to support our efforts.

Topics: The Corner Office, Business Bank of Texas News

Business Bank of Texas is Hiring

by Ed Lette

Business Bank of Texas

Ed Lette is a Founder of Business Bank of Texas. Serving as a licensed CPA since 1983, Ed’s extensive experience in the banking industry has led him to become the founding president of four national bank charters including Business Bank of Texas, N.A., and the chief financial officer of five national banks during his 45 year career. Ed serves as director of the Texas Bankers Association District 4, chairman of the Executive Advisory Council to the School of Business at Texas Lutheran University, and is a life member of the Texas Association of Business.

With a 37% growth this year in our loan portfolio, Business Bank of Texas, N.A. is looking to increase growth by adding additional markets to our portfolio. We’ve gained a client following in the Austin, San Antonio, and Victoria markets.

Topics: The Corner Office, Business Bank of Texas News

Switching To A New Bank Has Never Been Easier

by Ed Lette

Business Bank of Texas

Ed Lette is a Founder of Business Bank of Texas. Serving as a licensed CPA since 1983, Ed’s extensive experience in the banking industry has led him to become the founding president of four national bank charters including Business Bank of Texas, N.A., and the chief financial officer of five national banks during his 45 year career. Ed serves as director of the Texas Bankers Association District 4, chairman of the Executive Advisory Council to the School of Business at Texas Lutheran University, and is a life member of the Texas Association of Business.

A Guide to Making the Move

There are many reasons you might want to change which bank you do business with. It could be that you’re unhappy with the service, you’re tired of their fees, or that a different bank can offer different features that are a better fit for your organization. However, even when people are dissatisfied with their current bank, they’re often reluctant to move because of how difficult it seems.

Topics: The Corner Office, Business Bank of Texas News

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