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.
A tow truck operator is killed every 6 days in the U.S. on average, according to estimates. Many of these deaths are roadside accidents.
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.”
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.
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.