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If you’re thinking about starting a business, you likely already have an idea of what you want to sell, or at least the market you want to enter. Do a quick search for existing companies in your chosen industry. Learn what current brand leaders are doing and figure out how you can do it better. If you think your business can deliver something other companies don’t (or deliver the same thing, but faster and cheaper), you’ve got a solid idea and are ready to create a business plan.

Semi-Truck Drivers Save Man’s Life

Semi Truck

Semi-Truck drivers have a lot of challenges in their lives. Heavy loads, deadlines, and stormy weather they can’t control. To us, the hours they spend on the road to get the job done is enough to call them heroes.  Yet in Detriot on April 24, 2018, 13 truckers took the term hero to heart and really showed us what semi-truck drivers are made of. Are You Interested in Semi-Truck Financing? One policeman came up with a revolutionary idea to face the worst. Why not send Read More


Using Collateral to Buy More Equipment Infographic

Equipment Infographic

Some business owners aren’t aware they can use their existing equipment as collateral to expand their business and buy more equipment. You may have some blemishes on your credit, but through First Capital, you can still obtain financing. What most business owners don’t realize is there is financing available to them even if they have some issues on their credit. Specifically for this program, the business owner would need to own collateral and in this case that would be other Read More


How Commercial Equipment Leasing Can Jump-Start Your Business

Commercial Equipment Leasing

Commercial equipment leasing can open new doors for your business. As we wrote in a recent post about ‘How Heavy Equipment Financing Can Help You Stay Competitive’, it can help grow your business, diversify your operations, accelerate your timeline, or upgrade your equipment. Just like heavy equipment financing, commercial equipment leasing is available to a wide range of industries. These include a great variety of small businesses, franchises businesses, enterprise corporations, non-profit organizations, and even independent contractors. What Kind of Equipment is Read More


Do Not Sell Your Clients, Provide Value for Them

The market place today is very tricky especially to the seller. The buyer today has become so knowledgeable of the market thanks to the many sellers and an influx of information especially from Google! Almost any product you present on the market today, the customer knows much about it. They know much about other similar products in the market, and they could have used the product before and maybe been left disappointed. As such, convincing a buyer that your product Read More


Lessons Learnt From the Mistakes of Larger Companies (i.e. Sony)

When starting your small company, the biggest fear is the fear of failure due to some unforeseen mistake. Making mistakes is part of business but one should endeavor to avoid making any fatal mistake. Small businesses usually make the most mistakes in business due to inexperience but it does not mean that large companies are immune to making mistakes as we have often witnessed with several mega companies. There are many lessons that one can learn from the mistakes of Read More


Fuel Saving Tips For Big Rigs

As an owner operator one of largest expenses you have is fuel and maintenance on your truck. Luckily gas prices are down right now, but let’s not forget where prices were almost double todays price. Those days will be back, and you’ll want to make sure you are already taking the right step forward on saving fuel. Don’t worry, there’s technology to help you with these tasks to make this easier on you! Aerodynamics These trucks are built & tested Read More


Do your employees have sufficient customer service skills?

In business, customer service skills are crucial if you are to maintain your customers and make any meaningful sales. If you have several employees working under you, it is important that they all understand the importance of good customer service skills or you will be doing all the positive customer service and they will be undoing all your good work. Below are some outstanding customer service skills that any employee should muster.   Have a smile for all customers This Read More


Ways To Grow Your Small Business

Grow Your Small Business

Are you looking to grow your business? The primary goal of every business is growth. After all, it’s the American way – no one wants to stagnate or worse, fail. Nonetheless, business growth especially for start-ups is no walk in the park. It feels more like climbing a steep mountain that is icy and rocky. If you want to get to the top, you need to learn how to navigate the path before you. Sometimes they are marked, most of Read More


Meet Kobe Bryant, Entrepreneur

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  World Champion, MVP, All Star, Olympic Gold Medalist Without a doubt, Kobe Bryant is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court, having proven his prowess time and again all throughout his colorful and exciting career. With 5 NBA championships, 16 NBA All-Star and a Finals MVP under his belt, the star athlete is poised to conquer an entirely different ball game. This time he has set his eyes on translating his success to the business arena. Read More


Magic Johnson’s Game Plan Amid Sterling Controversy

  Magic Johnson’s Game Plan Amid Sterling Controversy And just like that, the world seemed to have turned upside down for current owner of Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling. This is following the unpleasant controversy surrounding the racially charged comments he allegedly made in one of the private conversations with his girlfriend. A Win-Win Exit Strategy This prompted the NBA to ban Sterling for life as a sanction, which brings us to question, what would be his exit strategy given Read More