Here is a great article discussing financing or leasing can be a great path to business growth and opportunity. This article was written by Evelyn Patten and First Star Capital has permission to reprint the article.
We are proud to announce that our very own Brad Harmon, CLP was interviewed for the article “To Own or Not To Own?” within the January edition of Lab Manager Magazine. Brad Harmon, CLP is First Star Capital’s expert in analytical/laboratory equipment leasing and financing, and was asked to contribute to this article, alongside Mike Bartlett of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Lab Manager Magazine is a nationally recognized magazine that is distributed throughout the United States to lab professionals. The magazine focuses on trends and business strategies for the ever evolving industry of professional laboratories.
To view the article, please visit the link here: “To Own or Not to Own” – Lab Manager Magazine.
If you would like to find out more about First Star’s laboratory equipment financing programs, please visit us at http://firststarcapital.com/analytical.html, or give us a call at (800) 604-4817
- The First Star Capital Team
First Star Capital is honored to have multiple employees awarded the CLP designation on or staff. While some people are not all that familiar with the acronym of CLP, it is a designation that few are given, but many seek within the equipment leasing and financing industry. Continue reading
When I was attending college for marketing our professors had drilled into our malleable minds the 4 P’s of the Marketing Mix: Product, Placement, Promotion, and Price. While not exactly the rule, price always seems to become an afterthought after the other three have been hashed out first. But unlike the other three modifying the price of a product/service is by far the easiest and quickest to change and implement.
While changing a price is as easy as sticking a new price tag on your product/service, the question begs to be answered, how will your current and future customers handle a price drop or price increase? In tough economic times, demand for your product/service will typically fall below expectations. Small businesses all over the United States use various methods of trying to equalize the loss in revenue through many methods: cost cutting, promotional specials, or even slightly increasing prices. Continue reading
Practically every business owner in the United states is going to have to spend at least a few hours a day in front of the all too familiar keyboard and mouse. You could even make the logical assumption that we are only as effective as our typing abilities are fast.
Some gifted PC users can be seen hitting mysterious combinations of keys to manipulate windows and words on their monitor, never once having to move the mouse. These shortcut allow users to drastically shorten their input time by seconds, which can add up quickly after the countless hours spent in front of your computer.
How do these gifted people know these magical shortcuts? Where did they learn to be so productive? Luckily for us, Mashable’s Matt Silverman created this great list of 15 shortcuts to help us become masters of productivity.
While some of these shortcuts may seem uncessary for day to day use, the vast majority can be quickly adopted. Let us know how these work out for you.
- The First Star Capital Team