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When Your Supply Chain Gets Sick

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt global supply chains, sectors with increased exposure to China, including technology, manufacturing, auto and retail, are most at risk. Can modern companies with experience handling supply chain disruption minimize the threat posed by the virus?... read more

Will the coronavirus impact your borrowers?

Do not underestimate the impact of the coronavirus on a company’s Q1 and Q2 2020 financial results. ... read more

Bringing an Analytical Mindset to Your Organization

Data analytics have been buzzwords in the financial field for a few years now, but many companies still struggle with implementation. Brian Schonfeld provides a basic framework for organizations, brokers and other stakeholders in the equipment financing and leasing industry to follow as they set up their own internal analytic systems.... read more

Fall Meetings

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association returned to its hometown of Washington, D.C. for its annual convention.... read more

Winter is Coming

Over the last year or two, an economic downturn seems to be just out of sight over the horizon. But despite the chill in the air, Adrian Hebig believes that a changing economy can actually offer new and interesting opportunities for companies who prepare ahead.... read more

The Problem Solver

Jeff Bell and his team at Key Equipment Finance were some of the earliest adopters of data analytics for use in sales. He expands on some the advantages analytics bring to the table and why they can be so useful for sales reps.... read more

Checking Up: Healthcare Trends in 2019 and What’s Ahead in 2020

At $3.6 trillion, healthcare spending in the U.S. is larger than the GDP of several small countries (and some medium-sized ones). A number of demographic and treatment trends point to many opportunities for equipment financiers and lessors to support this large and growing industry in the coming year.... read more

Predictions for IT Financing in 2020

Digital technology continues to advance as a way for equipment financiers and lessors to enhance their businesses. Kristine Snow examines some of the trends Cisco Capital has observed over the last few years and predicts where 2020 might be headed.... read more

The Road Ahead: Materials Handling Could Face a Sluggish 2020

Pacific Rim Capital continued to enjoy its record-breaking MHE originations in 2019. But, as Dave Mirsky writes, a less than optimistic economic forecast could mean a slower start to 2020.... read more

Keep on Trucking: The North American Commercial Truck Industry Forecast

Though the trucking industry has seen its fair share of volatility recently, Steve Latin-Kasper views 2020 with some optimism, expecting truck sales to the e-commerce and municipal segments will likely to rise.... read more

Constructing a Plan: Nine Economic Signs to Keep an Eye on in 2020

A slowing growth rate and continued economic expansion are not necessarily contradictory. Despite some uncertainty entering into the new year, both trends have held steady. Jim Heron recommends keeping an eye on nine different economic signs before deciding to change or forging ahead with any business plans in 2020.... read more

Flying High: Business Aviation Moves Toward a Sustainable Future

Some of the most interesting developments in aviation this past year have come not from headline-grabbing incidents but from the industry’s vigorous focus on environmental sustainability. Ed Bolen highlights some of the major moves that make the aviation business more sustainable.... read more

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