Articles By: Deanna Barzak

Deanna L. Barzak is the Business Services Relationship Manager for Telhio Credit Union. She is responsible for serving Telhio’s business members. Deanna previously served as a business banking specialist at a major local banking institution. Prior to that she held various member and business service roles at Navy Federal Credit Union and the Congressional Federal Credit Union in Virginia. Deanna has a bachelor's degree from Radford University. She currently resides in Columbus, and is a volunteer with Rebuild Together and the Columbus Young Professionals Club.

How to Pool Resources with Other Small Businesses

How to Pool Resources with Other Small Businesses
As a small business owner, you know that your resources can be limited. Promoting your business takes time and money, sometimes more than you have to give. Here are three ways that you can work with other small businesses to pool your resources and help everyone succeed. 1. Don’t be scared to share...
July 3rd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Three Things to Consider Before Offering Discounts

Three Things to Consider Before Offering Discounts
As a small business owner, you know that offering discounts or coupons is a great way to get customers in the door. For special holidays or anniversaries, discounts can be a great way to thank your customers for their loyalty to your business. However, there are many aspects of using discounts that you...
June 5th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Three Ways to Build Business Credit

Three Ways to Build Business Credit
Whether you’re a brand new small business in need of startup supplies, or a well-established small business looking to expand, there can always be times when your financial needs surpass your cash flow. But if your business credit isn’t particularly attractive to lenders, taking out a business loan...
May 1st, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Three Tips to Make Payroll Easier

Three Tips to Make Payroll Easier
In addition to your daily duties as a small business owner, you know that there are many monthly financial tasks, such as doing payroll or logging mileage, that can be time consuming. Whether you’re just starting your business, hiring your first employee or can’t keep up with payroll tax changes,...
April 3rd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Four Tips for Saving for Your Business

Four Tips for Saving for Your Business
As a savvy entrepreneur, you probably already know the importance of saving in your personal life, but building your savings for your business is just as important. An unsteady cash flow combined with unexpected and costly emergencies, like pipes bursting in the office or the company car breaking down,...
March 6th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Four Time Management Tips for the Small Business Owner

Four Time Management Tips for the Small Business Owner
As a small business owner, you know that every moment in a day counts. Balancing employees, clients, and day-to-day work tasks with family and after work events can be both stressful and draining. But taking the time to master a few time management techniques will help. Below are four tips for getting...
February 6th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

2014 Financial Tasks at a Glance

2014 Financial Tasks at a Glance
The New Year is here—is your business ready for it? Preparing your business for a new year can seem daunting, and both time-consuming and difficult. Make tackling all of the necessary financial tasks easier by organizing them by month! Below are 12 financial tasks to accomplish in 2014. By Deanna Barzak,...
January 2nd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Five Things That Will Sabotage the Success of Your Small Business

Five Things That Will Sabotage the Success of Your Small Business
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s easy to forego some of your financial duties, but now is the time to plan ahead for the success of your business. Start the New Year on a positive note by learning from the mistakes of others. Here are five things that will sabotage your small business: By...
December 5th, 2013 | $traight Talk | Read More