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Author Archives: Scott Schlange

Middle market shaken, but not broken, by COVID-19

Each quarter, to understand what impact current macroeconomic conditions and government policies have on the business environment, KeyBank surveys 400 middle-market business owners and executives — defined as those in the $10 million to $2 billion range. U.S. business community ...

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B2B payments: Moving from high-touch to high-tech

Over the past few months, our workplaces have changed tremendously. Offices that were once full of people are now nearly empty. Work that was once done in person is now being done at home. With so many now working remotely, ...

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Middle market jolted by sweeping effects of coronavirus

Communities around the world have been socially and economically distressed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the business and public gathering shutdowns enacted to slow its spread. Middle market business owners and executives are not immune to its far-reaching impact. KeyBank’s ...

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It’s a good time to pivot to more active cash management

Now more than ever, the combination of the current interest rate environment along with some economic uncertainty calls for a more active approach to managing cash. In fact, while many companies have taken a passive approach while focused on growing ...

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Middle market under pressure from trade wars, recession fears

The new year is upon us and with it comes a 2020 election, along with uncertainty surrounding tariffs, trade and how long the economic expansion will continue. These items are all weighing on middle market business owners and C-Suite Executives ...

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Talent and health care among top concerns for middle-market companies

While the state of the economy is always top of mind, middle-market companies are constantly confronted with many concerns. But which are most pressing right now and where should your focus be? To find out, KeyBank surveyed over 400 middle-market ...

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The late-payment culture – Tips for getting invoices paid fast

There’s a troubling issue plaguing B2B (Business to Business) suppliers and service providers. A recent study conducted by Mastercard found that 74% of business owners and employees think late payments are a fact of business life and will always happen, ...

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Middle market business owners can capitalize on tax savings (access required)

Each quarter, KeyBank surveys owners and executives of middle market businesses – businesses with revenue between $10 million and $4 billion – for insight about the issues and challenges they are facing. A recent middle market business survey shows that reduced ...

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