Should you lease or buy equipment

No matter what category of commerce you’re engaged in, your small business almost certainly uses some kind of expensive equipment. Think manufacturing equipment. Specialized tools. Computers and peripherals. Vehicles. Accounting for the cost of these machines raises a complex series of questions. But one of the top priorities is deciding initially whether to buy or […]

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Sioux Fall Business Puts South Dakota on the Map in Financial Technology

Contact: Tamara@Tamaraedwards.co Monday, February 25, 2019 Sioux Falls, SD — Earlier today SourceMedia named Sioux Falls’ Expansion Capital Group (ECG) among the Best Places to Work in Financial Technology in 2019. Expansion Capital Group was selected out of hundreds of companies nationwide for its high-scoring workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics, and survey of overall […]

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3 Signs It’s Time to Expand Your Business

So you’ve built yourself a decent business. Maybe you have pretty steady cash flow, a strong consumer base, and a nice office. This moment is crucial for your business because it presents you with a dilemma: do you keep things the way they are or try to expand? “Complacency can be the single most dangerous […]

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Guerilla PR and marketing tactics

If your small business sells to the public, or even a defined segment of Consumers, consider adding guerilla tactics to your communications mix. Guerilla marketing and public relations (PR) tactics are a great way to get your business noticed using non-standard techniques. The name derives from a type of warfare in which insurgents break established […]

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Make the most of vendor relationships

Even if you’re in the smallest of small businesses (typically a sole proprietorship), you almost certainly rely on one or more vendors. A software consultant, an office supply contact, or maybe a strategy guru or even a freelancer in your field to whom you send overflow work. And if you have employees and a dedicated […]

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How business financing can increase your bottom line in 2019

As you close out the books on 2018, you’re ideally ending the year firmly in the black. Looking ahead to the new year, your sights may be set on increasing your business profitability even further. Trimming expenditures or increasing prices could result in a healthier bottom line, but financing could give your profits an even […]

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Customer satisfaction pays

If you’re in business, you’re in sales. And as anyone who’s ever gone through sales training will affirm, selling is inextricably linked to Customer Satisfaction. This intuitive universal truth is supported statistically, in study after study. And it applies to small businesses as well as large multinationals—in both the retail and the B2B space. As […]

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Excel at customer and client service

Every small business has customers or clients. (Most retail businesses have customers; most non-retail businesses have clients). However you define your relationship with the people who buy from you, they will, at some point, need some extra “tender loving care” (TLC). The customer or client will believe: • something they purchased doesn’t work properly • […]

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Do you serve Clients? Or customers?

As any small business owner knows, the customer rules. Or maybe it’s the Client. The terms are not interchangeable, and you can optimize revenue by revisiting the differences. Some businesses have mostly one or the other. A food franchise, for example, has mostly customers; a consultancy, mostly Clients. In some cases, there’s room for both. […]

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Expansion Capital Group’s Chief Financial Officer shares innovation trends at Lend360 event in Chicago, October 9th

Tim Mages, Expansion Capital Group’s CFO, joins a discussion on innovation in small business lending at the Lend360 conference in Chicago on October 9th. SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA, UNITED STATES, October 8, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — October 8, 2018 – Tim Mages, Expansion Capital Group’s (“ECG”) Chief Financial Officer, joins other top Fintech leaders for a […]

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