Section 179 2019 Deadline Approaching

DON’T MISS THE DEADLINE FOR TAX BENEFITS FROM SECTION 179 We want to remind you there are less than three months remaining to take advantage of the Section 179 deduction. This allows businesses to deduct the full cost of qualified equipment from their 2019 taxes, up to $1,000,000, with a…

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2019 Lease Financing Industry Events

The following list highlights some of the upcoming events in the lease financing industry.   SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2019 ELFA Lease & Finance Accountants Conference Chicago, IL elfaonline.org SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2019 AACFB Commercial Financing Expo Kissimmee, FL aacfb.com OCTOBER 2-4, 2019 NEFA Funding Symposium Atlanta, GA nefassociation.org OCTOBER 4-5, 2019 NBAA…

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Digital Innovation for the Customer Experience

It’s a good thing that most equipment leasing and finance industry people are creative and dynamic by nature. Why?  Because so much technology is emerging to improve their business, from robotics and blockchain to artificial intelligence. Data-rich environments will propel executives to change the way they think, operate and interact…

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Madison Capital’s Travis Teal Goes to Washington

More than 70 “next-generation” industry executives—mostly Millennials and a few Generation Xers, many just beginning their career in equipment leasing and finance—recently attended EMERGENCE 2018, the leadership event for emerging talent from ELFA-member companies. Travis Teal, 39 years old and only four months in at Madison Capital, fit right in.…

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2018 Equipment Leasing & Financing Events Calendar

The following are some of the equipment leasing and financing industry events scheduled for October 2018 October 3-5, 2018 National Equipment  Finance Assoc. 2018 Funding Symposium Charlotte, NC October 10-12, 2018 Associated Equip Distributors Rosemont, IL October 10-12, 2018 Associated Equip Distributors Rosemont, IL October 14-15, 2018 National Business  Aviation…

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ICSC Convention Reveals Bustling Retail Developments

By Allan Levine   The recent International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) convention on retail real estate in many ways demonstrated how shopping malls are changing and business is bustling. News reports about mall closings needs to be balanced with the understanding that new “lifestyle centers” are attracting the next generation…

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Stepping in When Banks Depart

Madison Capital Comes to the Rescue of Small Businesses in Rural Communities. Tom Myers spends a lot of time talking to bankers. He was once one himself and knows the independent finance company that now employs him can fill important needs that banks can’t. “We do things that banks don’t,”…

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Tips for the New Year: Expect the Unexpected

Tips for the New Year

Whatever your perspective on the events of 2017, most would agree that it was a year of great upheaval and uncertainty. Between surprising election results, shocking allegations of misconduct from public figures, and devastating natural disasters, there were times when it felt nearly impossible to predict what news each day…

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Vendor in holiday décor, the Becker Group

From Star Bursts to Walk-Through Ornaments, Baltimore’s Becker Group Specializes in Décor for Holiday Trimming Around the World Leaders of The Becker Group, a privately held company in Baltimore, found their way into this business in interesting ways. Founder Gordon Becker began working while still in college as a Santa…

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