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Equipment needs? We are going to explain our simple, uncomplicated financing calculator. Along the way we hope to raise your awareness of your financing options.

First a little background ~ They say knowledge has the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right question.

Working with a large number of small businesses over a wide variety of industries seeking the best alternatives to acquire equipment, we see the same mistakes made over and over.

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It’s back!

A solid building economy has returned and we expect & hope that this will be sustained well into the future. For foundation contractors, this may mean the purchase of Aluminum Concrete Forming Systems, trucks, cranes, trailers, etc. We also offer Business Loans for Basement Construction Companies in need of working capital.

While these systems may be problematic collateral for many lenders, mainly due to the fact that they are not serialized, this is the not the case for us. As a matter of fact, we have been assisting Foundation Contractors since 1988 and are members of the Concrete Foundation Association.

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Trends have a way of continuing ~ usually for long periods of time. Think about it ~ the American Economy is a very, very large ship and it take time to make shifts. However, a shift has indeed been made. The prime interest rate has increase 4 times in the past couple of years – including twice since our last article on the subject at hand. Here is that history and the shaping of what we think is a long-term trend.

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The offices of SLS Financial Services (Kansas City, Sioux Falls, Pratt, Seattle, Houston, Minnesota) will closed for the 4th of July to celebrate Independence Day. We hope you and yours have a safe and fun holiday! We will be back on July 5th to help you with your equipment lending needs.

In the meantime…

Did you know that Independence Day wasn’t an official federal holiday until 1870? How about the fact John Hancock was the only one to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776? Everyone else signed after. Do you know which signers of the Declaration of Independence later served as President of the United States?

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There seems to be a consistent subject on the rise in the news recently. Automation, automation, automation! From kiosks, to industrial robots adding that extra umph to an assembly line, robotics are continuing to make their way into the mainstream. Don’t just take our word for it! The Robotic Industries Association, the industry’s trade group, put out a few statistics that showed that North American robotics companies had their best quarter EVER – “An all-time high total of 9,773 robots valued at approximately $516 million were ordered from North American robotics companies during the first quarter of 2017. This represents growth of 32 percent in units over the same period in 2016, which held the previous record.” Don’t forget that the markets are at all-time highs this year as well… Let’s just say the growth period for this industry isn’t slowing down any time soon.

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More than 4 in 10 small business owners would prefer NOT to finance equipment with their bank.

While you might jump to conclusions about the reasons businesses look for alternative sources of equipment financing, you might be missing the point—preserving working capital relationships.

Banks are getting pretty beat up these days. While there have been a few bad actors, the overwhelming majority of bankers are still there standing firm for their clients. Sure, relationships are more complicated, but the average bank has had to increase their legal and compliance staff by more than 200% in the last ten years just to keep up with the new “strength” requirements of our government. For many businesses, it’s not that banks can’t help with equipment needs; it’s that adding additional debt might limit or strain the bank’s view of your lines of credit.

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Free Web Development Tool – Equipment Financing Landing Page

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Ah, now we see you’re intrigued. FREE web development tool? That’s right. We’re not kidding around here. We’ve been implementing landing pages in our vendors’ sales strategies for some time now, and we want to get you involved too! If you’ve been curious by what you’ve seen on our blog so far, and are interested in working with us, this would be a great place to start. Check out the video above to see how simple the landing page process can be with SLS Financial.

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Growth stories are cool. Businesses finding ways to solve a problem in a unique way that leads to new revenues and growth—now those are the kids at the “cool table”. As businesses look at their strategic and tactical plans for growth, here’s a thought that might help them be one of the cool kids: Small businesses are 4 times more likely to describe their business as “growing” if they finance equipment over paying cash.

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Have you noticed that there is a move toward optimism in real estate, and across the commercial and industrial landscape? We see it in increased demand ~ perhaps you do as well.

When it comes to the great engine of economic progress in America, optimism breeds action. Action leads to investment and investment to growth.

With that as back drop ~ Prepare yourself to win more business!

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