Upgrade equipment? Follow these steps to decide if it’s time.

It’s best to start the process well before you actually need it. You increase your likelihood of landing your loan when you’re not in crisis mode. Whether you run a fledgling company or you’ve been in business for years, investing in…
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Your Business Credit Score Can Impact Funding Terms

Good business credit can help you qualify for more credit at lower rates and have a positive effect on your repayment terms. Lenders consider a number of factors before deciding whether to help fund your business needs. Amongst these factors,…

Back to work...

Back to Business Back to Sales Back to reality   The Election is over Lame “Everyone is waiting on the election” excuses are over Back to reality Back to business Back to sales   And by the way, in case…

It's not the external conditions and circumstances that stop us -- it's us!

In these troubled economic times, when everywhere you look there’s a rumbling of great uncertainty, I think we should all take a pause (and a deep breath) to think about our lives. Are we moving in the direction we want to be? When things…

The Secrets of long term business relationships.

How can you get other people to become interested in you and your product or service? Dale Carnegie (How to Win Friends and Influence People) says by becoming genuinely interested in them. And he’s partially right. The reality and the secret…

Technologies small businesses use that may soon be obsolete

We hear a lot about all the technologies that will one day change our lives like drones, driverless cars and 3D printed body parts. That stuff is for real and, yes, it will have a huge impact on the world…within the next decade. But what…

Making Sense of the Financing Process

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…
Vehicle for Your Business

Questions to Answer Before You Get a New Vehicle for Your Business

Personal taste and your pocketbook are usually the deciding factors when choosing a new vehicle. If you're in the market for a new car, light truck, or van that you plan to use at least in part for business, you'll want to make certain decisions…
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Why Are Asset-Based Loans for Smaller Businesses So Expensive?

An inside look into the cost structure of asset-based loans compared to commercial bank loans, and whether or not predatory pricing practices are at play. Many smaller businesses don’t qualify for bank financing, their credit scores…

You’ve got new goals for your business

Now that the holidays are behind us, we are enthusiastically focused on the New Year and a fresh batch of goals and resolutions for our business and that’s GREAT!! You know you are up to the task but is your equipment up to the task? Sure,…