Category: Industry Financing

Crestmark to exhibit at Summer NAPE

Crestmark Bank will be exhibiting at the NAPE Business Conference held August 19-20 in Houston, Texas. Join Crestmark’s Steve Hansen and TIP Capital’s Landon Kent at Booth #2216 to find out about asset-based lending and equipment lease financing programs for the oil and gas industry. Of note: the Keynote Speaker at the Business Conference Luncheon is Dr. Ray Perryman,… Read more »

The Five Cs of Credit

When the time comes to meet with a bank to consider whether or not you are eligible for a loan, there are five key factors that the bank will take into account in the process. These key factors are known as the 5 Cs of Credit and include Capital, Condition, Capacity, Collateral, and Character.  Each… Read more »

Class Is In Session – Employees to Benefit from Crestmark University

Crestmark launched an employee education initiative with a nationwide Pep Rally on January 7 that was kicked off by Crestmark Chairman/CEO Dave Tull. All Crestmark employees (including TIP Capital) were enrolled into Crestmark University, an online dynamic learning portal. Through this training platform, all Crestmark employees will have access to a library of more than… Read more »

Staffing for the Online Era

Staffing a business used to be a fairly straight forward process: a manager would receive a résumé, conduct an interview, and decide whether or not the candidate fit with the company. But as technology has advanced, the internet has begun to play a larger and larger role. From places like Elance to SITE, online staffing… Read more »

Manufacturing in the US – Where it’s Headed, and How to Finance It

For years, American businesses set up their manufacturing plants in foreign countries to take advantage of inexpensive labor. Recent changes to the United States economy are turning this trend around, however, and the U.S. is becoming an increasingly attractive option for manufacturing. It’s not just American companies that are returning to the U.S. for these… Read more »

Financing the US Oil Boom

Although scientists have known about the presence of crude oil in North Dakota for decades, it wasn’t until 2008 that technology made it possible to extract oil from the rocks of Bakken shale. Now, with fracking, North Dakota is home 200 active oil rigs, and it produces around 20 million barrels of oil each month…. Read more »

The Need for Flexibility in Fast Fashion

“Fast fashion” is a term used to describe the newest trend in high-fashion apparel. In order to compete with second-hand stores and bargain brands, some formerly high-price designers have begun offering large quantities of affordable, attractive clothing engineered to capture a buyer’s attention and inspire an impulse buy. In order to keep profits high, designers… Read more »