Category Archives: Small Business

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A Lesson from This Past Holiday Season

I read something interesting the other day. There were the usual “brick and mortar retailers vs. online shopping” articles that crop up right around the holidays, but there was a different tone this year. As reported by CNN Business, brick and mortar retailers fought back against online sellers using “buy online / pick up in store”. This pleased… Read More »

Fletch Predicts 2019

It’s time for my annual “Fletch Predicts” post, where I’ll make a few predictions for the incoming year. Like always, let’s start with sports: Sigh… there was a time when I really nailed these. But I missed everything in 2018, and have to go back to mid-2017 to find my last winner. But I’m feeling good about these… Read More »

All I Want For Christmas is… a Heavy Equipment Financing Company

One thing I really like about being in the equipment financing industry is being around all the different products we finance. Construction equipment, to name one type of equipment, always gets my imagination going. It goes back to when I was a kid. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts over the years, I was the guy with the… Read More »

Why Dump Truck Financing Matters

Let’s talk about dump trucks a bit. And in particular, new and used dump truck financing. But first, let’s go back to the sandbox, and an eight-year-old Fletch. I loved “heavy equipment” toys as a kid. I’d have my Tonka™ trucks, and I’d spend hours digging, building, and pushing dirt around. And my favorite truck? It was the… Read More »

Financing Used Construction Equipment

It’s no secret that the economy has been strong for a few years now. Being in the equipment financing industry, I don’t need to watch the news or read the Wall Street Journal to know this – I can get a good gauge on the economy by how often our phones ring. And they’ve been ringing a lot… Read More »