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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,…
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Great News! Section 179 Signed into Law

Great News! Section 179 Signed into Law Applies to 2015, if Delivered this Year Under current legislation, the bonus depreciation is extended through 2019. This allows businesses to apply a 50 percent bonus depreciation to any equipment bought…
Construction equipment financing
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Should I get equipment financing?

Depending on your industry, you may need to regularly purchase equipment for your business. This can get expensive. And for most of us, dropping a bunch of cash at once isn’t really practical. These days, more small business owners than ever…