October 15, 2011

Equipment Financing – Perfect for Vendors

Vendors that automatically offer a financing option for their products have higher overall sales. This is a fact. The automotive industry has been a leader in offering captive financing to sell more and higher priced vehicles, than they otherwise would have, to their clients. When the sales manager sits down […]
September 22, 2011

Equipment Financing – Are You Bankable?

You have made it through the toughest 3-4 years of business; you have poured your energy, creativity and money into making your company sustain itself and grow. The start-up phase for any business is the most volatile time; lenders and creditors turn away from you when you feel like you […]
September 8, 2011

Delusional Financing

Zero-percent financing! Instant approvals with no credit check! Poorcredit? Still get great rates! There are ads online and in print which make no sense and are in fact clearly delusional or intentionally misleading; making statements and offers so far out of reality that how can they be taken seriously? Bait-and-switch […]
August 3, 2011

Municipal Financing Makes Sense

Lease/Purchase financing is designed to complement, not replace, bond financing for government agencies. Leases afford the opportunity to acquire equipment during the current fiscal year instead of having to wait until the next budgetary cycle. For vendors promoting government projects, it offers the lowest rates in the industry commonly in […]
July 22, 2011

ASSET BASED LENDING – A Great Option

Asset Based Lenders (“ABL Lenders”) look to tangible collateral to support their business loans. They are more flexible, regarding cash flow and other performance criteria, than traditional lenders and will accept some losses and higher debt leverage than a bank. ABL lenders primarily focus on lending against real estate, capital […]
July 8, 2011

Personal Guaranty: Why You May Need to Make One

One of the reasons businesses shift from sole proprietorship to Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Corporation is to “limit” their exposure to liability and protect the owner’s personal assets. A great strategy overall but one which may not apply to newly formed entities or tightly held companies with marginal financial […]
June 24, 2011

Equipment Financing Myths – What Every Business Owner Should Know

The financial markets and financing in general has changed because of the recession. Doing ‘business as usual’ has tightened up quite a bit and understanding the playing field will help get your financing requests completed more quickly and dampen some of the frustrations which can occur during the process. There […]
June 21, 2011

Equipment Financing and Equipment Loans: Be Ready to Open Your Books

Neatly filled out Finance Applications come to us on a daily basis for equipment financing requirements. They come from business owners, doctors, chief financial officers and company presidents. The application is sent in yet the supporting financial documents trickle in after and sometimes only part of the needed information is […]
June 17, 2011

Business Equipment Financing vs. Office Equipment Financing

Is there a difference in financing standard business equipment like machinery, tools or vehicles and office equipment like copy machines or computers? When it comes to financing – there really is no difference! Equipment lenders are only concerned about a few common criteria when financing equipment. These criteria are: Life […]
May 27, 2011

5 Key Steps to Build a Valuable Relationship With Your Bank

A good banking relationship is critical for any business; that relationship should grow as your business grows and can develop into a very strong bond as long as you manage it properly. A good connection with your bank will provide ongoing information with often, free consultation regarding the growth of […]