Category Archives: Small Business

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Summertime Section 179

Let’s talk about Section 179 and equipment financing for a few minutes. Because the 2019 calendar says summer is here, and that means something very special.  It means that if you finance equipment and take the Section 179 deduction, you will likely save MORE in taxes than you will pay out in monthly payments for the rest of… Read More »

The Summer Upgrade

Summer is right around the corner. Baseball, hot dogs, fireflies, the beach, 4th of July, etc. Summer is traditionally a slower time for many companies. Kids are out of school, there’s a lot of “after work” activity, plenty of families take vacations in the summer, and more. So staffs are shortened, and while plenty of business still gets… Read More »

Sell Equipment on a Payment Every Single Time

I’ve mentioned this before, but years ago, I sold cars for a while. I’m happy I did. I’m of the firm belief that selling cars is fantastic training for almost any businessperson, especially in any sales activity. It teaches you to work with people, handle rejection, and follow through. But, to me, the biggest thing selling cars taught… Read More »

What’s “Not Hot” in Equipment Financing for 2019

Ok, I did my “what’s hot” post, so now I have to discuss what’s “not hot” in equipment financing. Part of me would rather not do this, because it feels like a downer. Pointing out what businesses are not financing new or used equipment feels like it’s picking on them. But then I rationalize it’s more or less… Read More »

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 »