Finding Joy by Giving Joy

Finding Joy by Giving Joy

Advantage Funding had a heartwarming experience this holiday season that we hope will cheer you, too. Staff members decided to use the money they donate to our Random Acts of Kindness Fund in a unique way. Darasue Lyons, program director of our Lender Finance...
Finance Equipment by Dec. 31 for Major Tax Savings

Finance Equipment by Dec. 31 for Major Tax Savings

December is a smart time for businesses to finance commercial vehicles and equipment. Here’s why. Major tax incentives lower the costs significantly. Qualifying capital equipment must be financed and put into service by Dec. 31 for maximum tax savings under IRS Section 179. Capital leases count, too.

America’s Country Roads – Deceptively Dangerous

America’s Country Roads – Deceptively Dangerous

The joys of driving down America’s country roads have long been celebrated in song. According to a new report, however, many rural roads and bridges in the U.S. are in urgent need of repairs and are plagued by high fatality rates. The report by TRIP, a national transportation research group, estimates that more than half of rural roads are subpar, with 15% rated in “poor” condition, 21% “mediocre” and 16% “fair.”

You and your “UVP”:  How to Create a Unique Value Proposition

You and your “UVP”: How to Create a Unique Value Proposition

In the world of sunglasses, UVP means “ultraviolet protection.” But in the world of business, it means “unique value proposition.” Your UVP is a succinct statement that describes exactly how you deliver what your customers need – and how you do it better than anyone else. Your UVP protects a different kind of vision: your company’s value in the eyes of your customers.

Finding the Open Door When Banks Won’t Lend

Finding the Open Door When Banks Won’t Lend

If you’re a small business owner and your bank has turned you down for a loan, don’t feel bad: you have lots of company. While banks are now making more loans of $1 million or over than they did before the Great Recession, the number of smaller loans—to smaller businesses—has dropped significantly.