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Our entrepreneurship blogs provide you with a fantastic resource to help lead your company into the future! Use these tools to understand new parts of your business, your industry, your customers, and more.

Bigger Than Baseball: Inspiring Generational Leadership

March 12th, 2020

Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore is the epitome of leadership. He discusses his unique journey and career while giving insight into how he runs his organization.

Putting Culture and Change at the Forefront of Business

March 4th, 2020

After leading organizations across multiple industries, Dan Shurtz, created The Culture Print™ to help organizations find their purpose and potential.

Combining Excellent Service with the Entrepreneurial Spirit

February 28th, 2020

Author, speaker, and renowned business consultant Tom Triumph discusses innovation, creation, and implementation in life's marathon

Combining Excellent Service with the Entrepreneurial Spirit

February 19th, 2020

Scott Redler, founder of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, discusses his restaurant industry experience, entrepreneurism, and the importance of providing excellent service.

Leading with Intention and Taming Company Culture

February 13th, 2020

Matt Fouts, Associate Director and Operations Manager of Tanganyika Wildlife Park, discusses leading with intention and working on company culture

An Awakened Passion for Entrepreneurism While Helping Others

February 7th, 2020

Founder of the Kansas-based home sleep testing business Sleeptopia Inc., Kevin Kunz, discusses his passion for helping others through entrepreneurism

The Power of Momentum: Taking Success in Stride

February 3rd, 2020

David Barnes, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Owner for Tallgrass Freight, discusses how he takes success in stride and maintaining momentum

Embracing Change by Seizing New Opportunities

January 29, 2020

Dallas Scrip, President of Benefit Management, LLC, discusses how he choose to embrace change and seize a new opportunity that ended up changing his life

Empathy-Based Listening and a Unique Journey Towards Leadership

January 17, 2020

Eric Maddox's interrogations while deployed led directly to the capture of Saddam Hussein. He shares his special empathy-based listening approach and his journey towards leadership.

From Bones to Business: Applying Life Experience to Entrepreneurship

January 15, 2020

Guy Gsell, Head of Field Station: Dinosaur, tells us about how he combined his love for dinosaurs and passion for teaching and working with children.

From IT Executive to Passionate Entrepreneur

January 8, 2020

Rodney Horton, owner of Cana Wine & Cocktails and Shift Auto Society, discusses his journey from IT executive to a successful entrepreneur.

Rock Solid: Turning Passion into Purpose

January 6, 2020

Alan Banta discusses how he has transformed what started as a childhood passion for rocks and minerals into a 30-year career with Trans-Pacific Oil.

Brewing a Business with Honesty, Integrity and Pride

January 2, 2020

B.J. Hunt tells Richard about how his idea for a brewery came to fruition and discusses his success with Walnut River Brewing Company

Using Respect, Tenacity, and Time for Yourself to Become an Effective Leader

December 31, 2019

Julie Huber, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Equity Bank explains how has utilized time, tenacity, and time for herself to work her way into her leadership role.

Leadership Through Democracy

December 26, 2019

CEO & Founder of Lawn Buddy, Steve Werner discusses his leadership style and how his military background influenced that style and led him to success.

Is Small Business Checking Right for You?

November 25, 2019

No matter the size of your small business, opening a dedicated checking account is one of the best ways to ensure future success.

Integrity and Leadership: How to Live Life with Intention

November 6, 2019

Dr. Sheree Utash discusses her early career leading up to her time at Wichita State University, how she has learned from failure, her entrepreneurial spirit, and personal and professional integrity

Engineering Leadership: Pushing for Growth

October 31, 2019

Scott Schwindaman of Lubrication Engineers, Inc. discusses how change can positively effect company growth.

Farming Roots: Laying the Groundwork for Entrepreneurship

October 29, 2019

Jeff Lange, founder of Lange Real Estate and owner of RedGuard (previously A Box 4 U) talks on how his farming roots influenced him as an entrepreneur and helped him find success.

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Leading by Example: Understanding the Client Connection to Solve Problems

October 24, 2019

Michelle Becker, CEO of Profit Builders, Inc. discusses her journey and the company's focus on client connection that gives the company a working relationship that allows them to be more than just a transactional support system.

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Forward, Together: The Connection Between Culture and Success

October 23, 2019

Allen Fee, president of Fee Insurance Group discusses how the connection between culture and success has helped FIG thrive for so many years. Their culture is simple: deliver a great customer experience with a personal touch in a high-tech world and add value to every transaction.

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Silhouette of four people, holding hands raised above their heads looking at a sunset.Leading, Intentionally.

October 22, 2019

President and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services, Karyn Page says that leadership comes down to each individual, because we all have an opportunity to influence and leave a mark—and doing so starts with intention. 


man sitting at computer, looking at phone and surrounded by brown boxes.How to Prepare Yourself for Entrepreneurism

October 21, 2019

Trevor Crotts, the president and co-founder of Buddy Buds, discusses how to prepare yourself to be an entrepreneur and gives some unconventional advice. 

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A field with tall grasses and the sun shining through it making everything oranges and reds. Peeling Back the Layers of Humanity and True Leadership

October 15, 2019

New York Times bestselling author, partner and research director at Future Workplace, and the founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com Dan Schawbel discusses the entrepreneurial experiences and perspectives that set him apart.

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People sitting down eating in a restaurant.A People-First Approach to the Restaurant Business

August 5, 2019

Jon Rolph, President of Sasnak Management, talks about what inspires and drives him as a leader.

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Big rocks in the middle of a body of water. Hills in the background.How to Use Obstacles as Stepping Stones

July 30, 2019

CEO Teresa Lovelady overcame extremely difficult life circumstances to make a name for herself in business.

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Looking up at two tall buildings with the sun shining between them.Leading in the Golden Space Between Facts and Feelings

July 25, 2019

After almost two decades in telecom, Ensignal CEO Dan McKenzie has watched cellular communication go from 1X to 4G and with it, change life as we all know it.

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An illustration of a woman with a binocular standing on a bunch of arrows pointing different directions. Leadership without All the Answers

July 20, 2019

During her 22-year tenure as CEO, Ronnie Leonard has seen how her believes and support system have gotten her further than any pre-existing experience.

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Photo of a Pizza Hut building. White building, Red roof with large Pizza Hut sign.The Entrepreneur with the Magic Touch

July 15, 2019

A math guy turned marketing guy, Bud Gates' influence on brands like Wilson Footwear and Pizza Hut has helped shape modern culture.

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Picture of a man in a suit with his jacket over his shoulder looking at a sunset.Business Growth Rooted in Conviction

July 11, 2019

An ending can sometimes be an opportunity for something new. At least that was the case for this grounded, and inspired, entrepreneur.

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Photo of a man walking on a tightrope. Successful Leadership: One Foot In and One Foot Out

July 8, 2019

Being an effective leader isn’t about having control, it’s about creating an environment that allows the organization to function independently.

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Business people, mix of men and women with their hands stacked on each other.Driving Change with Culture Leading the Way

June 13, 2019

A leader’s experience is valuable, but what’s invaluable is a leader who can be the ambassador of his or her company’s culture.

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Top Five New Year's Resolutions For Entrepreneurial Success

December 21, 2017

As an entrepreneur, it’s likely you’ll want to set professional goals that help you grow and improve your business. Here are five New Year’s resolutions that will help pave the road to success.

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Four Things Every Entrepreneur Should Consider Before Hiring Their First Employee

October 19, 2017

If you’re an entrepreneur who works alone, studies show that an employee may be in your future. Here are four important things to consider before hiring.

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Five Effective Marketing Strategies to Help Your Business Thrive

September 21, 2017

With all of your energy focused on your business, marketing can feel like an impossible task. Here is a good place to start.

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Five Steps to a Career Change

August 24, 2017

If you’re feeling stuck and unhappy with your job, take these five small steps toward a career change that will allow you to move forward, one step at a time. 

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BizTalk with Bill Roy - Wichita Business Podcast

August 4, 2017

BizTalk with Bill Roy is a business podcast produced by the Wichita Business Journal, and sponsored by Equity Bank. Every Friday, Bill talks to a new business leader in Wichita, who is helping shape the future of business in the area. Listen to BizTalk with Bill Roy here!

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Breakout KC - Napkin Story

August 3, 2017

Breakout KC started as a dream by Founder, Matthew Baysinger. With a little help from a high school friend, and advice from Equity Bank, Breakout KC has grown to over a dozen locations, and is now known as one of the best "Escape Rooms" in the country! Check out their napkin story here.

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What is the Future of Your Dollar? 

July 13, 2017

What will happen to your money in years to come?

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How to Love the Product You're Developing and Selling For Many Years
June 29, 2017

A business owner’s ideas are only as good as the execution surrounding them.  Here’s how you can continue to love the product you’re developing and selling for many years to come. 

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Five Traits of Managers Who Keep Happy Employees 
June 15, 2017

People spend most of their time at work, so it’s important that managers do all they can to make that time enjoyable, fulfilling and well-spent.  Here are the top five traits of managers who keep happy employees. 

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Five Ways to Develop Assertiveness in the Workplace 
May 25, 2017 

Developing assertiveness in the workplace doesn’t refer to a harsh and abrasive personality, but rather, it’s a way to convey what you’re thinking in a positive and healthy manner.  

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Six Trends Pushing Small Businesses to Adopt Automation 
May 18, 2017 

Small businesses and entrepreneurs should look forward to new ways of automating their work. Here are six global technology trends to start adopting now.

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Four Ways to Get Big Marketing Results on a Small Budget 
May 11, 2017 

If you have limited funds, you can still obtain tangible results if you put your money in the right places. Here are four ways to get big marketing results on a small budget.

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How to Give an Unforgettable Presentation 
April 27, 2017 
Giving a presentation in front of a group of people can be one of the most nerve wracking experiences. Remember these easy steps in order to give a presentation that's effective, interactive and unforgettable.
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Tips on How to Use Webinars Properly
April 6, 2017 
Though technology has made the delivery of webinars possible in real time, there’s a lot of human effort (and a little know-how) when it comes to creating and delivering solid content.
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Five Ways Your Company Can Attract Millennial Employees 
March 30, 2017 

Millennials are flooding into the workforce, with more than one in three American workers being of the Millennial generation, according to Forbes.
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Remote Employees: Hiring and Sustaining a Team That Will Thrive 
March 23, 2017 
Times are changing when it comes to the workforce, and there’s no better time than now to hire remote employees.
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Ten Ways to Improve Company Culture

March 2, 2017
Company culture always has room for improvement, and it should never become a stagnant idea that’s left on the back burner.  
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Three Bad Habits Preventing Your Ideas from Becoming Great Business Ventures

February 23, 2017
All successful businesses have started out with one thing—a simple idea. One of two things can happen after a great idea has been established.  
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Three Reasons Your Employees Should be on Social Media 

February 16, 2017
Tweeting an office joke, Instagramming a meeting, Facebooking a photo of employees hanging out together—these can all be frowned upon in the workforce, depending on the type of company, but why? 

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Creating Workspaces that Work

January 19, 2017

Gone are the days of the office cubicles and fluorescent lighting. With people spending so much time at work, it’s almost a no-brainer to create a comfortable space where creativity can flow freely. 

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How to Avoid Video Marketing Mistakes 

January 12, 2017

Videos can be a powerful tool to add to your company’s marketing strategy. They’re engaging, effective and gaining popularity everyday. However, as demand increases, so does competition which means your videos have to be top notch. 

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How to Keep Employees Productive When Working From Home

January 5, 2017

Waking up early, putting on real clothes, commuting to the office... It’s not for everyone. In fact, according to Business 2 Community, one in every five people are estimated to be working from home at least one day a week.

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Historical Optimization: Using Old Blog Content for New Traffic

December 22, 2016

If your website has a blog, chances are you’re tracking the results it generates in hopes of obtaining high quality traffic. By using old blog content, you can do just that by way of historical optimization. 

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How to Be a Business Mentor

December 16, 2016

A  business mentor is someone who offers their wisdom to someone who is less experienced. Business mentors spread their knowledge and experience by equipping mentee’s with counsel, advice, professional contacts and cultural know-how. 

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5 Free Ways to Promote Your Small Business Online

November 23, 2016

Promoting your business online is essential for brand awareness, growing your company, and pleasing your customers. Here are 5 ways you can utilize internet marketing for free. 

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Creating a Successful Holiday Marketing Plan

November 17, 2016

Creating a successful holiday marketing plan should be thoroughly planned and discussed with your team, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some tips to help point you in the right direction. 

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How to Find a Business Mentor

November 3, 2016

For new entrepreneurs and small business owners, the value of a great mentor is immeasurable. Mentoring also offers a chance to give back and share valuable knowledge. 

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Best Practices for Business Websites - Part 2

October 27, 2016

You’ve told your prospects what you can do...now it’s time to prove that you’ve actually done it successfully. Here are five additional elements that will help boost conversions successfully. 

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Best Practices for Business Websites - Part 1

October 20, 2016

As the first point of contact with many of your potential customers, your business website has a tall order to fill.Business website best practices start with the homepage. Whether your design is flashy or ultra-simple, including these five elements will help boost conversions. 

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Equity Bank & Wichita Business Journal Team Up To Celebrate Entrepreneurship

October 17, 2016

When the Wichita Business Journal decided to create an event to recognize entrepreneurship in Wichita, they approached Equity Bank to help create the event and serve as title sponsor. Wichita Business Journal readers were invited to nominate...

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Warby Parker

October 6, 2016

Warby Parker began, as do many entrepreneurial ventures, with the desire to solve a problem. In this case, the problem was simple: eyeglasses are too expensive. The four then-students decided to found Warby Parker as a way...

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Networking for Entrepreneurs

September 29, 2016

Networking is an essential activity for entrepreneurs. Networking is often what sets a company apart from their competition. The ability to move quickly and adapt requires you...

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Three Reasons to Hire an Intern

September 22, 2016

Interns can be a great addition to your team, whether it’s for a specific project or a permanent addition to your company. You don’t have to have a full-fledged internship program to bring on interns. Here are three reasons...

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The Innovation Battle: Facebook and Snapchat

August 18, 2016

For entrepreneurs, it’s not just about bringing a valued product or service to market, it’s about continually innovating to meet, and more importantly anticipate, consumer demand. The agility of a...

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4 Keys to Effective Marketing

August 11, 2016

Marketing shouldn’t be complicated. In fact, your marketing strategy should be focused on simplicity and conciseness. Here are four keys to creating an effective marketing program. Know Your Target...

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e2e Celebrates Their Inaugural Accelerator Class

August 4, 2016

Local entrepreneurs and business leaders started a journey to improve the local entrepreneurial environment in Wichita a little less than two years ago. The e2e Accelerator is the result of... 

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Franchising and Entrepreneurship

July 28, 2016

If you ask entrepreneurs “what makes a good company” most will say the people behind it. Regardless of how great an idea is, it cannot be successful without a team...

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Kansas Entrepreneurs

July 21, 2016

Kansas has a long and proud history of entrepreneurship. Companies like Pizza Hut, Boeing and Koch Industries paved the way for local entrepreneurs. Now companies like High Touch and Excel...

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Equity Bancshares, Inc. Announces Merger Agreement With Community First Bancshares, Inc.

July 14, 2016

Proposed transaction would add five Arkansas branches to Equity Bank network Equity Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQBK) (“Equity,” or “the Company”), parent company of Equity Bank has entered into a definitive merger...

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Five Things All Entrepreneurs Should Do During the Summer

July 7, 2016

When you’re an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get stuck in a routine. Summer is the perfect excuse (and time) to change things up. Here are five things every entrepreneur should...

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Happy Employees Make for Happy Customers

June 30, 2016

A good business owner knows that without customers there is no business. To grow and maintain their business, entrepreneurs must ensure their customers are happy. But what does that mean?...

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Table of Experts Report: KC Manufacturing Industry Strong, Weathering Changes

June 16, 2016

The Kansas City manufacturing industry is alive and well with more than 2,000 manufacturing companies located in the Kansas City area. These companies are responsible for an estimated 76,000 jobs,... 

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What Does 'Entrepreneur' Mean to You?

June 9, 2016

Like so many words, the word ‘entrepreneur’ has a very different meaning to different people. It’s a highly charged word that elicits an immediate reaction in many people that includes... 

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Is Your Business Scalable? True Tales of Category Creators and Category Killers

June 2, 2016

Whether you are still planning to launch your next business idea or planning the next growth stage of your successful small business, one question you are likely considering is ‘scalability.’...

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Faster! Faster! Online Marketing Enables Entrepreneurs to Grow Faster than Ever.

May 5, 2016

A recent report on startup growth shows some exciting news; U.S. startups today are growing faster than they have in the past. In 2014 venture capital backed startups grew revenue... 

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What's the Best Age to be an Entrepreneur?

April 28, 2016

It feels like entrepreneurs are getting younger and younger. Everyday we seem to be reading about another teenage kid who has created a digital product and service that is spreading... 

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Flexible Start-Ups

April 21, 2016

Planning is always an important part of being successful in business. It’s no different when starting a business, having a plan is a critical element. It’s also important to understand... 

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9 Entrepreneur Types. Which Type Are You?

April 14, 2016

At Equity Bank, we believe that inside every great company, there’s an entrepreneur driving it forward. Entrepreneurs come in many shapes and forms, but we often see similarities among them... 

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Marketing Stunts that Proved Successful

April 7, 2016

An important part of marketing a business is gaining positive press coverage. To do so, businesses often perform what the industry refers to as marketing stunts. When executed properly, these... 

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Why Tech Companies Have Started Looking Outside Silicon Valley

March 31, 2016

Oh, the highly anticipated and “ever-so-glorious” Silicon Valley. Where the masses flood in search of that next big idea to take them to the limit. Located in Northern California, Silicon... 

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Why the Type of Bank you Partner With Matters

March 24, 2016

Think back to high school or college when you were paired in groups and forced to work with people you barely knew. Maybe the first meetings went well, if they... 

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Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur

March 17, 2016

Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of our great nation. They inspire and innovate, create jobs, build communities and influence markets. An entrepreneur believes anything is possible (within reason of course), and... 

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Know Your Target Audience. Know Success.

March 10, 2016

One of the most important aspects of running a successful business is having a well-defined understanding of your target audience. Unfortunately, many first-time entrepreneurs walk into their new startup blind,... 

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Entrepreneurs Unite With Equity Bank and the Wichita Business Journal

March 3, 2016

Equity Bank was excited to join the mass of local professionals gathered last week for a panel discussion about entrepreneurialism. Leading the discussion were panelists: Kylie Stupka, President or Youth... 

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Personal Blogs

These blogs offer useful insight about actions you can take to better yourself! From travel tricks to personality tips, we're sure you'll find these articles useful no matter your life stage.

Home sweet home doormat surrounded by boxes and shoes on a wood floor.Tips for Saving Money During the Holidays

October 16, 2018

May your holidays be merry and bright-but without breaking the bank! Here are some helpful tips to save money this holiday season.

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Home sweet home doormat surrounded by boxes and shoes on a wood floor.What is a Home Equity Line of Credit and Do I Need One?

September 18, 2018

If you’re interested in how a home equity line of credit can benefit you, let’s take a closer look so you can decide if it’s the right decision for you.

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Photo of a golden retriever laying in the grass.Dogs In the Summer Heat: How Much Can They Tolerate?

July 19, 2018

If dogs are left outside or in a hot car for an extended period of time, no amount of panting can cool them down. So, how much summer heat can a dog tolerate?

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How Can I Help Shelter Animals Without Adopting?

July 5, 2018

Do you have a love for animals but aren't in a place to adopt? Whether you already have enough pets, not enough time, or not the right home environment, you can still help out without actually adopting! 

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What Kind of Dog Should I Adopt?

June 28, 2018

The type of canine companion you look to adopt should be based on a variety of factors such as activity level, grooming requirements, shedding, barking, plus any restrictions such as size, breed and cost. Let’s examine all of these factors closer as you “puppare” for a new best friend.

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Your Financial Journey Through Life

May 24, 2018

When planning your financial journey, your investment needs are likely to change throughout your life. To help guide you on your journey, we have identified the key life events that may trigger a change in your strategy and what types of investments will help you reach your goals

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5 Spring Home Maintenance Projects That Can Save You Money

May 17, 2018

There are often several overlooked springtime home maintenance projects which can save you money, increase efficiency, help prevent costly damage and increase your home’s safety. Be aware of these five projects now to avoid costly expenses in the future.

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How a Personal Loan Can Help Improve Your Credit Score

May 9, 2018

When used wisely, a personal loan may be able to help improve your credit score. This approach isn’t for everyone, so it’s important to understand how an unsecured loan impacts your credit.

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Professions Who Drink the Most Coffee

March 8, 2018

Whether you simply enjoy the taste of coffee or desperately need it to function, it’s a part of most American’s everyday lives—87% of people to be exact, according to a survey by Zagat. With the average American consuming an average 2.3 cups of coffee a day—that’s a whole lotta coffee.

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What Your Coffee Says About Your Personality

March 15, 2018

Your favorite coffee says a lot about you as a person. Your coffee order can say whether you are an introvert, extrovert, perfectionist, warm towards others, sensitive and even bold. Which one of these coffee beverages do you most often drink?

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Ten Ways to Travel the World Without Breaking the Bank

February 22, 2018

If you often find yourself daydreaming about faraway lands while checking your savings account balance and cringing, you’re not alone. The thing is, you don’t have to be rich to travel far and often! Not these days. Here’s how you, too, can travel without breaking the bank.

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5 Key Steps to Becoming Your Best Self

February 15, 2018

To be your best self, be giving, don’t expect things from others, treat others with kindness, believe in yourself, write your goals down and work toward achieving them.

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Pave Your Way to Productivity in 2018

January 18, 2018

With the holidays behind us, the new year is the perfect time to start working on your self improvement goals. No matter how productive you were last year, there’s always room for improvement! Here are five ways to pave your way to productivity this year.

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Start a New Savings Plan For the New Year

January 11, 2018

The new year marks a fresh start, making now the perfect time to get serious about your savings goals. To prevent losing sight of your goals after a few weeks into the new year, follow these tips to stay on track with your savings plan. 

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New Year's Resolution: Smile More Often

December 28, 2017

Smiling more often can help rewire your brain into thinking your experiences are more positive. Smiling releases endorphins, calms you and makes you feel happier. Even if you feel silly at first, let's make 2018 the year we smile more often!

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Five Steps to Prepare Your Home For the Holidays

December 7, 2017

If you focus on these five steps to prepare your home for the holidays now, you won’t have to run around on the big day when you should just be enjoying yourself and your company.

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Five Activities to Do With Kids This Winter

October 26, 2017

Going stir crazy? You're not alone. Being stuck indoors as it starts to get cold outside will make anyone antsy. Instead of lounging around, try these five fun things to do with your kids this winter.

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Ten Fall Activities For the Whole Family

October 12, 2017

Whether you want to spend as much time indoors as possible during the chilly weather, or if you’re an outdoor adventurer, you’ll find plenty of fall activities on this list for the whole family.

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Five Football-Themed Games For Kids

September 7, 2017

Football season is in full swing! While you’re watching the game, let your kids have some fun of their own with these five football-themed games.

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The Dos and Don'ts Of Pet Grooming

August 17, 2017

No matter the style you choose for your furry friend, it's important to groom your pet on a regular basis whether that means bathing, shaving, trimming nails, cleaning ears or brushing teeth.

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Tips For Adopting a Pet

August 10, 2017

Adopting a pet is a special experience and an important decision. Be prepared before taking the plunge and finding the purrfect four-legged companion.

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Achieve Happiness by Ditching These Five Bad Habits

August 3, 2017

Bad habits keep you unhappy, keep you stuck and make you do things you don't want to do. Start eliminating bad habits right now in order to achieve happiness.

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Road Trip Tips and Tricks

July 19, 2017

Taking your family on the road is a great way to have some quality time with your kids, but if you're not careful, your family bonding could turn into a nightmare. Lucky for you, we've put together a list of the best tips, tricks, and hacks out there to make sure your trip goes off without a hitch.

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Eight Things That Healthy People Do Often

July 6, 2017

Busy people may struggle to balance work, life and staying healthy.  Take note of the eight most important things that healthy people do often.

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Ten Ways to Avoid Temptation and Improve Self-Discipline 
June 8, 2017

No matter what your goals are, it takes a great deal of self-discipline, control and knowing how to avoid temptation. By fine tuning the skill, you can not only improve your personal life, but also your work life.

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Tips For Settling Into a New Home 
June 1, 2017 

Settling into a new home can feel nothing less than overwhelming.  Make sure you write down these easy steps so you can stay organized by checking them off as you go.

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Seven Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Home 
May 4, 2017 

Buying a home is one of the most serious, and exciting, investments you’ll make. But, like anything else, there are things to consider before you take the plunge and make such a big purchase.

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Live a Little: Your Personal Guide to Personal Loans 
April 13, 2017 

Have you ever dreamt of traveling the world? Maybe moving across the pond? Many people don’t have the funds to accomplish certain life goals, but there is a way that it can be done.

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Five Things All College Students Should Know About Finances 
March 16, 2017 
Buying learning the basics of finances early on, young adults can be set up to succeed when it comes to credit cards, loans, retirement and more.
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What You Need to Know Before Getting an Auto Loan 
March 9, 2017 
Buying a car is expensive, so it’s important that you get the right car, the best deal and the most affordable loan. 
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5 Tips to Help Balance Work and Play 
December 29, 2016

Sometimes it’s hard to remember to live a life that’s balanced between work and play. With entrepreneurs always planning the future of their business and its next steps, time is generally devoted to thinking about new ideas and achieving another goal. 

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Simple Ways to Save Money

December 1, 2016

No matter where you are on the financial ladder, making a conscious effort to keep track of those pennies and nickels can be beneficial. Here are a few simple money saving steps that can make quite a difference over time. 

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Best Practices for Summer Traveling. Protect Your Skin...and Your Savings.

May 24, 2016

Going someplace exciting this summer? You know the drill. Pack light, bring loads of sunscreen and of course, have the funds you need in tow. We want to protect you...

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How-To Guides

Our how-to guides are the perfect instruction manuals to simplify your life. Easily stick to your New Year's resolutions, plan the perfect get away, or make the best apple cider. We've got something for everyone, so find out how we can make your life easier below!

How to Plan a Memorable Vacation in Five Easy Steps

February 1, 2018

From getting good flight deals to making sure you won’t get stranded abroad, it’s important to know how to plan a trip to an unfamiliar place. As the Official Bank of Travelers, Equity has you covered.

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How to Stick to Your 2018 New Year's Resolutions

January 25, 2018

Did you know that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the time February hits? So, why do some people succeed in keeping their resolutions while the majority of us fail? Here’s how you can stick to your 2018 New Year’s resolutions.

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How to Stay Active in the Winter

January 4, 2018

During the winter, it can be difficult to get out of bed and put on your jogging shoes, but it's worth it! Did you know that working out in the cold has its advantages over working out in warmer weather? 

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Festive Cider Recipe to Spice Up the Holiday

December 14, 2017

Nothing says ‘the holidays’ quite like a piping hot cup of mulled apple cider. This easy, fast and inexpensive recipe is a great way to impress all of your guests during the holiday season.

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How to Make the Perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 5, 2017

Pumpkin spice latte—the drink everyone loves to hate but secretly orders at the coffee shop when no one’s looking. Yes, they’re delicious but they can also cost an arm and a leg. Try making your own pumpkin spice latte this season to save on added sugar and money. Here’s how!

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How to Throw a Winning Tailgate Party

August 31, 2017

Football season is here, and the equally important tailgate parties are too. While you might not be able to control who wins, outside the stadium you have what it takes to throw a winning tailgate party.

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How to Help Your Pet Adjust to a New Home

July 20, 2017

Learn how to help your pet adjust to their new home so the moving process is as seamless and comfortable as possible for all family members.

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Finances: Things to Consider Before Saying "I Do"

February 9, 2017 

Perhaps you’re engaged and thinking about the future with your significant other. You’re both filled with high expectations, enthusiasm, and a desire to work hard toward a common goal—but, not everything always goes according to plan. 
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You Just Got Married... Now What? 

February 2, 2017
There’s a lot to think about before and after you tie the knot. Homes, cars, children...But, finances can be especially difficult to manage amongst two people with two different styles of saving and budgeting. 
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Five Quick Tips for Time Management 

January 26, 2017
Our lives are busy. We scurry from task to task, meeting to meeting and our feelings of success are largely dependent on how busy our days are. Is this really beneficial in the long run when it comes to our stress levels?  

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How to Give Back to Your Community

November 2, 2017

Giving back to your community can be easy, and even fun, when you get creative with how you can help. You don’t need a lot of money, people or time to make a difference.

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How to Protect Yourself Against Wire Fraud

September 14, 2017

Wire transfers are a great way to send money, however, they can be dangerous. Protect yourself against wire fraud by following these five tips.

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How to Be a Business Mentor

December 16, 2016

A  business mentor is someone who offers their wisdom to someone who is less experienced. Business mentors spread their knowledge and experience by equipping mentee’s with counsel, advice, professional contacts and cultural know-how. 

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How to Find a Business Mentor

November 3, 2016

For new entrepreneurs and small business owners, the value of a great mentor is immeasurable. Mentoring also offers a chance to give back and share valuable knowledge. 

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4 tips for Traveling with your Pet

June 4, 2018

Going on vacation doesn't mean you have to leave your furry companion behind! Use these 4 easy tips to take your pet with you wherever you go! 

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Community Blogs

These community blogs offer a unique look at how you can make a difference in your community. From guides on ways to give locally, to articles on how giving has impacted the world, our community blogs are an excellent resource on ways giving makes a difference!

How to Give Back to Your Community

November 2, 2017

Giving back to your community can be easy, and even fun, when you get creative with how you can help. You don’t need a lot of money, people or time to make a difference.

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Generous America - 2016
June 22, 2017

The World Giving Index, Giving USA foundation, and CNBC bring us a story of unparalleled generosity in America. Take a look at this heart-warming story that includes tips on how you can give back, even in the smallest ways, to your community.

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Biggest Accomplishments in 2016

December 8, 2016

As you move into the new year and close out the old, it’s time to look back on your biggest accomplishments in 2016 and remember what you’re most proud of.  Out of over 500 responses we received, most participants said they were proud of their career. 

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Whether you're online or out in the world, security risks seem to lurk around every corner. These security articles give you vital information to protect yourself against threats that might be waiting for you! Learn how to keep your information safe below.

How to Protect Yourself Against Wire Fraud

September 14, 2017

Wire transfers are a great way to send money, however, they can be dangerous. Protect yourself against wire fraud by following these five tips.

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7 Tips to Avoid Online Fraud

June 23, 2016

Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cyber crime. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2014, consumers lost more than $800 million from scams initiated through...

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Watch Out! Hackers May be Trying to Hold Your Company Computers Hostage!

May 12, 2016

FBI issues a warning about increasing ransomware attacks, along with tips for mitigating the risk to you and your company. The FBI has recently published information to warn businesses and... 

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