In a world full of “no’s” ~we are a lender with a ready YES!
As the warm summer months end I can’t help but look forward to the first snowfall. Some people shudder at the thought of snow. Sure, the extra commute time dodging out of control vehicles, shoveling snow in the subzero temperatures, and the arrival of flu season can make anyone dread the winter months. However, for me and millions of other Americans, the snow season brings our favorite winter activities: skiing and snowboarding. Being from Kansas City it’s hard to fulfill my snow sport passion. The rolling hills and flat lands around the area are ideal for farming, it doesn’t provide much in terms of downhill skiing. Still, I go to the local ski resort every winter trying to squeeze every ounce of excitement out of the small 25-acre hill. Although fun, the local resort provides a mere warm-up for my annual trip out west to enjoy all of what the Rocky Mountain have to offer.READ MORE
When disaster strikes, it’s only natural to want to assist in whatever way you can. We have been so encouraged hearing from people wanting to do their part in cleaning up and repairing the communities that have been affected by recent hurricanes. We want to let involved parties know: we’re here to help.
We can provide equipment financing for the necessary equipment types that are frequently found in commission on disaster relief areas, including grapple trucks, loaders, trailers, reclamation equipment, roll off containers, debris hauling equipment, and construction equipment of all types.READ MORE
America, the Beautiful – the Land of Opportunity.
Opportunity often requires capital, and this is most often the case for NEW IN BUSINESS Septic Professionals.
The new/newer in business companies carry a higher risk for many lenders ~ so what options do you have out there to buy the equipment you need to hit the ground running?
You can find our last post in the Great by Choice series here: Fanatic Discipline (20 Mile March)
One of the first books our employees are given on their first day at SLS is “Great by Choice” by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, which looks at why some companies thrive in uncertainty and chaos, and why others don’t. What draws us to this particular book is its focus on quantifiable data to lead you to the conclusions of what made these companies excel in their industries. There are three main points that we will cover in three blog posts, so that we can hopefully give you some insights that will help you become GREAT BY CHOICE. And to that end … let us know when we can assist. We’re more than a commercial lender. We’re your partner in business. Call us at 816.423.8021READ MORE
Thank you for visiting our blog! We know you probably won’t be visiting our site every day, so if you would like to stay up-to-date on our blog posts, follow us on social media! Though we have a number of industry-specific posts, we like to highlight many business-enhancing tips that we know you will find useful in the long run. Like we’ve said, we want to be more than your financial services provider, we want to be your partner in business.READ MORE
As we continue to unpack the core components of credit decisions (called the five “C’s” of credit) in a series of short articles that remove the mystery and arm you with the information to succeed with financing, it is important to understand that your surroundings matter. Today we are looking at “Conditions”:
The economic environment surrounding your business has an impact on your ability to obtain credit. In 2008, the financial crisis nearly halted the construction industry. Backlogs lightened across almost every sector of the business and while there were thousands of very strong construction companies out there, the future was clearly uncertain to all. Because of this, lenders had to adjust their investment models to account for the higher risk—even if individual companies within that industry still showed consistency and financial strength.READ MORE
The fall season is finally here. Fall is unquestionably the best time of year. The long 7-month wait for football to return is over, perfect weather makes for excellent cookouts with friends, Thanksgiving allows us to stuff our faces alongside our loved ones, and yes, of course, the return of pumpkin spice everything.
However, looking forward, in only a few short months, Americans will begin their annual quest to “get in shape” and/or “lose that holiday weight”. On average Americans only gain about one pound during the holiday season (Thanksgiving to New Year’s), but in a study done by the New England Journal of Medicine the average American has a perceived weight gain of 7-10lbs! This perception, along with the number one New Year’s Resolution to get fit, presents a huge opportunity for gym owners to take advantage of the huge demand for annual memberships. But, with 31,000 gyms around the country, how can a gym stand out in this $21.8 billion-dollar industry?READ MORE
You can find our next post in the Great by Choice series here: Empirical Creativity (Fire Bullets, Then Cannonballs)
One of the first books our employees are given on their first day at SLS is “Great by Choice” by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, which looks at why some companies thrive in uncertainty and chaos, and why others don’t. What draws us to this particular book is its focus on quantifiable data to lead you to the conclusions of what made these companies excel in their industries. There are three main points that we will cover in three blog posts, so that we can hopefully give you some insights that will help you become the great company you’re meant to be. Let us know if we can help you become Great by Choice! We’re more than a commercial lender. We’re your partner in business. Call us at 816.423.8021READ MORE
We always like staying on top of the latest news for the industries we work with, so we were happy to receive the August issue of Pumper magazine (the Midwest edition) which focuses on the liquid waste industry and the various equipment types the industry employs – you can find their website here. There are so many exciting developments and opportunities on the horizon that we know will play huge roles in your business. Growing trends like alternative-fuel work trucks can save you money over time by way of reducing the gasoline consumption of your fleet (page 50 “Clean Fleet Partnership Saves Fuel Costs” – here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons of each fleet energy type).READ MORE
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