Are You Ready to Grow?

by Toby Dahm

Most business people equate growth with success. Growth shows that the market likes what we offer. It also allows us to add resources, thus building a stronger foundation. Growth usually…

Hitachi eNews: April 2018

by Katie Mullin

April 2018 eNews Business Owners: Don’t Put This Off Most of us have regrets about what we didn’t do. Things we promised ourselves but didn’t follow through on. Things such…

Financing Professional Services

by Toby Dahm

The commercial finance industry loves certain industries. Trucking, staffing, distribution, and manufacturing have been heavily targeted. They’re easy to understand and easy to fund. But what about companies that are…

What’s the Real Cost?

by Toby Dahm

It’s the question everyone wants to ask. But it’s always held to the end. Throughout the conversation, both the buyer and the seller wonder when and how it will come…

Managing the Management Buyout

by HitachiCapital

BY: Toby Dahm, Hitachi Business Finance & Jeremy Cnudde, Kemp Klein Law Firm Many entrepreneurial and family business owners struggle to determine their eventual exit strategy. Perhaps they envision the…

When is the Right Time to Sell?

by Toby Dahm

The business press is littered with examples of companies that sold at the wrong time. For example, it’s widely believed that Instagram sold too early to Facebook. While $1 billion…

Exit Planning

by Toby Dahm

Business Owners: Don’t Put This Off Most of us have regrets about what we didn’t do. Things we promised ourselves but didn’t follow through on. Things such as exercise, dieting,…

Admitting Mistakes

by Toby Dahm

Admitting to Mistakes Early in my banking career, I became intimately familiar with the City of Detroit central garbage dump. What does that have to do with banking or business?…

Three Big Cs and Two Little Cs

by Toby Dahm

The Five Cs All bankers are taught the five Cs of credit at the onset of their lending careers:   1. Character – The skill and integrity of leadership  …

Let’s Be Clear

by Toby Dahm

Figuring out the Finance Jargon Warning! The remainder of this paragraph is not intended to make sense, but to make a point. I want to touch base and empower you…