Early in Disney’s movie version of Aladdin, the Genie invites Aladdin, to whom he has just granted three wishes, to imagine the possibilities. While it’s unlikely even the most dedicated asset manager would use those wishes to improve asset management... read more
Many children play pretend. Some pretend to be professional athletes, some to be heroines in science fiction stories. Then there are others that take on roles like doctor, police officer or astronaut while scurrying around the backyard. For Kelly Skalicky,... read more
Monitor 100 2018
As I write this, it’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in a shocking upset … and what a year it’s been. A lot has happened, a lot hasn’t and a lot may still... read more
Interest in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum was so strong the association had to turn women away. The two-day event, hosted by DLL at its Wayne, PA headquarters and presented by the ELFA Women’s Council,... read more
Monitor 100 2018
When Wells Fargo released its annual construction industry forecast earlier this year, it included a selection of quotes from industry participants that colored the feel and theme of the forecast. Many of the quotes highlighted what’s going right in the... read more
This article discusses how to perform lease-versus-own analyses for your customers when navigating the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). It will illustrate some of the previously identified opportunities, which may result from the tax reform. I would like... read more
The California Financing Law contained in Division 9 of the California Financial Code, commencing with §22000, requires licensing and regulation of finance lenders and brokers making and brokering consumer and commercial loans, except as specified. It prohibits misrepresentations, fraudulent and... read more
General George S. Patton once said, “Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” Well, I hope to be victorious in my latest challenge because it is one heck of a doozie! It is mid-August as... read more
There’s no way to sugarcoat it: a majority of sales leaders are unqualified and ineffective. This happens because top producing reps get promoted to management, and the skills of successful sales people, such as being absorbed in their own accomplishments... read more
While some assets depreciate, others do not. Tom Toton of Corcentric (formerly AmeriQuest Business Services) explains why it makes more sense to add to your sales team and become asset light rather than putting equity into depreciable assets.
As 2018 continues, there are a number of trends in the industry that should continue to drive growth. AmeriQuest’s Patrick Gaskins believes technology will play a major role, while also pointing to tax reform and rising interest rates as contributing factors.