Entries by Specialty Funding

Tips for Obtaining Financing – Despite Challenged Credit

By:  Doug Houlahan, EVP, Maxim Commercial Capital Did your bank turn down the credit application for your small or mid-sized business because your personal credit (FICO) score is less than stellar?  You aren’t alone!  Entrepreneurs bootstrapping their businesses as well as seasoned business owners experiencing hiccups have let personal bills take a backseat in order […]

Hard Selling Your Customers? Stop!

Aggressive sales tactics can backfire and turn customers away from doing business with you. Instead, build lasting relationships with content marketing. We all get telemarketer calls, right? Of course you do—aggressive sales calls plague everyone. How often do those callers convince you to buy something? Probably not very often. Uninvited hard sales tactics are a […]

Specialty Funding Alert!!

What you should do about the Equifax Breach BE EXTRA CAREFUL ABOUT EMAILS AND LINKS You should avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails that claim to be updates from Equifax or connected to the breach. Equifax will send paper mail to consumers whose credit card numbers or dispute documents with personally identifying information […]

Leasing your Company Vehicle

A company vehicle can be a real asset to the business depending on the industry. When deciding to lease a company vehicle there are many factors you must consider:   Type of vehicle Age of vehicle Use of vehicle Tax implications Lease structure and term   Type of vehicle When a business or a self-employed/contract […]

Get trade terms from vendors and suppliers

Boost your small business’ finances and build strong credit. Get trade terms from vendors and suppliers. Even if business is great, it can sometimes seem like the “exit” door to your bank account is bigger that the entry. Negative cash flow, although it doesn’t necessarily mean you have poor business performance, can crush your company. […]

Making Sense of the Financing Process

The financing process runs like clockwork here at SFG. After all, we are in the financing trenches all day, every day. We understand that to people on the outside of the financing world, the process might not be second nature. In fact, it’s typically quite the opposite. That’s why we have put together this guide […]

2017 Best of Albuquerque Award

Specialty Funding Group Receives 2017 Best of Albuquerque Award Albuquerque Award Program Honors the Achievement ALBUQUERQUE July 11, 2017 — Specialty Funding Group has been selected for the 2017 Best of Albuquerque Award in the Equipment Leasing Service category by the Albuquerque Award Program. Each year, the Albuquerque Award Program identifies companies that we believe […]

Should You Let People “Pick Your Brain”?

“Would you mind if I picked your brain?” You get this question, I’m sure. You’re an attorney. Or an accountant. Or a doctor. You’re a senior manager or a business owner. You have experience. You have knowledge. And now someone wants to tap into that knowledge. For free. Do you let him? This is how […]

Interest rates sure to rise this year

With interest rates sure to rise this year, is now the right time to borrow? If you’re going to need that money, you’d better think seriously about it.   You don’t need a crystal ball to conclude that interest rates will rise significantly in 2017. If you think your business will need money in the […]

Business Credit Myths That Can Cost You Money

Start building your business credit the right way. You know the adage: A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. That’s certainly true when it comes to credit, where a misstep can affect your credit scores for months or years, making it more difficult and expensive to get funding when you need it. […]