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

Financial Credit Analysis from Business Bank of Texas

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.

At Business Bank of Texas we are committed to helping customers understand the financial state of their business as it is seen from a lenders point of view. 60% of all loan applications are denied as reported by a study conducted by Pepperdine University. The study further concluded quality of earning and/or cash flow as the most common reason.*

Topics: The Corner Office, Content Type

Put Bank Technology to Work 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.

This month marks my 50th anniversary in the banking industry and I have had the pleasure of working alongside hundreds of business owners throughout my career.

Topics: The Corner Office

Tax Preparation Tips From the Pros

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.

Now that 2012 has ended, it’s time to begin preparing to file your business taxes for the year. We’re fortunate to have contributing business experts that have put together several pieces that can help business owners prepare to do so.

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How to Close Out 2012 Successfully - Part 2

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.

Here's part 2 of the checklist from Adrian Van Zelfden about how to make the tax season easier. If you missed part 1, it's right here.

Topics: The Corner Office

How to Close Out 2012 Successfully

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.

Last December, we were fortunate enough to have a guest post from Adrian Van Zelfden about how to make the tax season easier. This year, he's been generous enough to let us publish his list again. It contains a lot of great tips and a checklist for business owners to make sure they take care of everything before the year-end. For more information on the checklist, see The CPA Team website.

Topics: The Corner Office

The Technology Advantage

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.

At The Business Bank of Texas, N.A., we pride ourselves on leveraging cutting-edge technology in order to provide great service to our customers, and also to keep costs low and pass on the savings to our depositors. We’re constantly working with our technology partners to adopt new services in order for our customers to have more convenient banking.

Topics: The Corner Office

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

Extending the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) Program

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.

The Business Bank of Texas takes pride in the fact that our accounts are insured by the FDIC in two different ways, and have been since 2008. The Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program has been instrumental in this effort. While we think the extra coverage under the TAG program has been good for our customers, we wanted to provide an opinion on the program from a larger economic perspective.

Topics: The Corner Office, Accounting & Finance, Content Type

Are You Ready for 21st Century Banking?

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.

Technology has provided banks with a huge advantage in the level of customer service they can offer. Customers now have the ability to handle almost every aspect of business banking from their own computer. In addition to giving businesses more control over their own money, these changes also help save time and are more convenient.

Topics: Featured, Business Best Practices, The Corner Office

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