Business Topics


    Why Is Small Business So Important?

    2022-04-06 | Business Topics

    First Commonwealth is focused on helping small businesses by providing solutions that fit your company and help you succeed. 

  • Inflation 101

    2022-02-03 | Business Topics

    What's really going on with Inflation in 2021? We navigate the stormy seas of Inflation and try to break it down.


    Applying for a Business Loan?

    2022-02-02 | Business Topics

    Learn why you need to understand the 5C's of business credit when applying for a loan.

  • How to Utilize a Business Term Loan to Grow Your Business

    2021-11-04 | Business Topics

    Whether your business is a local leader of the industry keeping up with modern trends, or you’re continuing your business’s initial 10 year plan of expansion, term loans can be pivotal to your organization’s long term growth.


    Five of the Most Important Relationships a Small Business Owner Should Develop

    2021-10-07 | Business Topics

    Having the right mix of advisors can help in the success of your business. 


    What to Know Before Financing a Business Vehicle

    2021-09-20 | Business Topics

    First Commonwealth offers commercial vehicle financing for all types of vehicles with competitive rates and terms.

  • Preparing Your Business for Next Tax Season

    2021-05-13 | Business Topics

    Take the time to make a general assessment of your business and make sure you’re aligned with your short-term and long-term goals. With the new tax season starting, now is the time to form new habits that will make the next tax season less stressful. Follow these tips to make your business’s tax time for the coming year easier.


    Business Adaptability

    2020-09-08 | Business Topics

    Over the last several months, businesses have been confronted with unprecedented challenges – and it’s quickly becoming clear that the key to surviving in a changing world is the ability to adapt. Read our tips on how you can become a more adaptable business.


    Keeping Your Business Protected from Scams

    2020-04-20 | Business Topics

    Scammers can be tricky, but the best defense is making sure your company and you understand the risks and what to do in these situations.


    Start Your Business Tax Planning Now

    2020-02-18 | Business Topics

    It’s important to understand what can be done early in the year to help make your business tax preparation easier while helping to reduce your tax burden.


    Social Networking for Small Businesses

    2020-02-10 | Business Topics

    Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can have a tremendous impact in helping small businesses reach potential customers.


    2019-12-27 | Business Topics

    As your business grows and becomes more advanced, so does the potential for something to go wrong with it. Whether the threat stems from weather, an accidental system malfunction or a targeted attack by criminals, it’s important to ask yourself: If a disaster was to strike my business, would I be ready?


    To Expand or not to Expand? Four Factors to Consider

    2019-04-03 | Business Topics

    Think long and hard about what expansion would mean for you, your team and your profits. Here are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision:


    Get in Gear for the New Year

    2019-01-03 | Business Topics

    Keeping your business running smoothly requires periodic monitoring, adjusting, tweaking and planning.


    Starting Your Own Business? Let Us Help!

    2017-12-15 | Business Topics

    The key to starting a successful business is careful planning.


    Financing Your Business - Buying vs. Leasing

    2017-03-08 | Business Topics

    For many business owners, equipment financing is a constant business consideration. You have a few different options, but in the end it boils down to the option of leasing versus purchasing.


    Preparing for the Future of Your Business

    2017-02-08 | Business Topics

    Many business owners think they can simply sell their business when they decide it’s time to retire.  Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it might seem. Learn how to begin succession planning.


    Considerations for Business Loan Consolidation

    2017-01-13 | Business Topics

    Business debt consolidation can be confusing. If you have questions, contact a First Commonwealth Business Services Officer.


    Protecting Your Business from Fraud

    2016-09-19 | Business Topics

    Don't allow your business to become defrauded. Take the following precautionary steps to prevent fraud and save your company's reputation and money.


    How Does EMV Affect Your Business?

    2016-08-22 | Business Topics

    Find out what you need to know about EMV and how it affect your business.


    Five Items to Consider for Your Business's Midyear Review

    2016-07-07 | Business Topics

    Contact First Commonwealth's Business Services department today to receive a free midyear review for your company.   


    Relax and Watch Your Cash Flow

    2016-05-04 | Business Topics

    Our online banking has given business members more freedom to bank on their own schedules, making it a little easier to find time to manage cash flow.


    Local Businesses Are Expanding

    2016-03-10 | Business Topics

    If your business is looking to grow and expand; whether it’s for new equipment, a new location, renovations or a new vehicle; contact First Commonwealth Business Services .


    Business Loans, Lines of Credit or Credit Cards

    2015-12-01 | Business Topics

    Our Business Services department can help you decide which one is best for your business.


    Technology in Banking

    2015-11-03 | Business Topics

    Technology leads to ever changing ways of doing banking.