Soft Cost Financing – Overview

I was getting my oil changed the other day, and started thinking about “maintenance”, as in regular maintenance for my car (because, of course, that’s exactly what an oil change is). Then, since I’m Fletch, my mind wanders to equipment financing, and regular maintenance on purchased equipment. And it occurred to me that I don’t speak about maintenance… Read More »

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What’s NOT Hot in Equipment Financing in 2018

My last post talked about what was hot in the world of equipment financing in 2018. Now let’s do the opposite and talk about what isn’t hot. The last time I posted about this, I cited brick and mortar retail businesses as a whole as not being hot, and sadly, that trend continues. While I find it hard… Read More »

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What’s Hot in Equipment Financing in 2018

This is one of my annual posts about what’s “hot or not” in the world of equipment financing. I could start with the obvious joke that Fletch himself is always hot, but Mrs. Fletch always laughs at me when I go on that tangent, so I’ll refrain. Ok, let’s talk about what’s hot in equipment financing. And at… Read More »

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The Tax Cut and Section 179 Double Dip

I was reading the other day about how businesses were using the tax dollars from the Tax Cut and Jobs act passed last December. The “reports”, predictably, are conflicting. Some publications claim business spending is up. Others are critical, saying businesses are not using those funds to invest in themselves. Personally, being in the industry, I believe the… Read More »

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Shark Tank Financing

I want to discuss a particular aspect of equipment financing that many businesspeople really don’t understand. And that’s the difference between what I call “straight” financing (like what my company and other lending institutions do), and speculative / investor type financing (like venture capital / TV shows like Shark Tank, etc.) I need to write about this because… Read More »

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