Category Archives: Small Business

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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 »

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 »