From goal-setting to financial planning and alternative earning strategies, here’s how attitudes and practices have shifted over the past three years among middle market companies.
While sentiment has been up and down, middle market executives are currently less confident in the global and local economies than in 2018. Learn more from these year-over-year trends.
Business owners are finding that today’s SBA programs meet a wide range of small business financing needs and benefit from streamlined SBA loan processing.
There are lots of ways to finance a business and its plans. Learning about the breadth of funding options lets you target sources that best fit your company and its needs.
Whether you are looking to grow, rebuild or improve your business, each path presents opportunities to fund different actions with capital derived from distinct sources.
Keeping growth on track and cash flowing smoothly often requires access to capital. Take the steps now to access the financing you need before you need it.
Stay up to date with the demands of your constituents using municipal leases to extend payments and stay within budget.
M&A activity in the middle market has added fuel to a strong economy. Learn about how to maximize value with careful management of each step in the M&A process.
RADCO’s mission is to build better living by resetting the economic clock on older housing stock and providing modern, clean and safe living for American families.
2019 Business Pulse Survey of middle-market executives reveals confidence tempered by recognition of a few key risks.
Conventional loans are not the only way companies can raise capital. Learn about the pros and cons of the myriad sources of capital to determine which is the best fit for your business.
How can you find the funding resources you need to be more confident in your capital plans? Follow these three best capital planning practices to effectively plan your future.
Energy-saving practices and efficiencies are a key focus in the not-for-profit and government sectors. Leasing provides a lower-risk solution for government entities looking to upgrade their equipment.
Organizations lose 5 percent of their annual revenue to fraud each year, which can compromise taxpayers’ funds and information in the public sector. Protect your public agency from fraud-related losses.
Residents’ expectations around technology are driving more senior living communities to invest in upgrades. Here’s how tech-savvy seniors are changing the aging services industry.
The year 2018 has been a very good one for mergers and acquisitions activity in the U.S. Will global political tensions, trade wars and volatile markets change that trajectory for 2019?
SBA financing provides lenders with expanded flexibility to meet the unique funding needs of growing businesses.
Many business owners turn to bank financing to keep operating cash flow in the positive. While most owners believe they have access to credit, they should know the types of credit that work best for them and can fulfill their business needs.
Thinking like a banker can help you identify factors that you can and cannot control, and those you can manage when making a business financing decision.
Dividend recapitalization can be an attractive mechanism for an owner of a midsize company who wants to diversify his or her net worth without surrendering equity or corporate control.
Diversification has introduced many new industries to Greater Washington, creating new opportunities for employment growth.
More than 70 percent of business leaders believe economic conditions will improve over the next six months, according to a nationwide survey conducted by SunTrust Bank in January 2018.
A line of credit can be a flexible financing tool that helps business owners keep their options open when opportunities arise.
In this frenzied environment, here are four developments in private equity (PE) that companies should watch for.
Interest rates have reached an inflection point. Here are five suggestions for how midsize businesses should react to rising rates.
Telling the story of where your business is, and where it’s going, can help attract lenders and investors. When preparing to seek out lenders, be ready with your responses to these six questions.
John Lummus, President and CEO of the Upstate SC Alliance, talks about the past, present and future of business in the Greenville, South Carolina metropolitan area.
In the 15 years since its inception, the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) has facilitated billions of dollars in funding for projects in economically distressed communities across the United States.
Syndicated loans have advantages for mid-sized companies that should be investigated when seeking new financing.
Today’s logistics and transportation companies stand to evolve and excel, with the right planning and execution.
Advice on how to retain earnings in a business.
Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, provides an inside look into the top four supply chain challenges.
See how a regional healthcare provider is using data transparency and smart acquisitions to better serve its patients and set a new standard for excellence.
Learn how Nashville’s Abe’s Garden and SunTrust worked together to finance a center of excellence for Alzheimer’s disease research and care.
See how SunTrust’s Not-for-Profit team helped the YMCA of Middle Tennessee find interest rate savings and put more money toward their mission.
SunTrust expert Brian Orth, works closely with governments and municipalities to help them forge relationships to find solutions for their communities.
Institutions of Higher Learning face many financial challenges when it comes to allocating their budgets. SunTrust experts offer their tips for maintaining value for students while advancing the institution’s strategic goals.
Using leverage, particularly real estate financing, can help lower a business’s cost of capital and fund growth by rebalancing the capital mix.
Wholesale sales revenue is on the rise—and so are the omnichannel options for connecting buyers with products. Here’s how supply chains are adapting to the market.
SunTrust explains how to make the 5 Cs of credit work for your business.
Learn how the NMTC program, a public-private partnership, revitalizes communities by spurring investment in economically distressed areas across the country.
See how private equity transactions create value for owners looking for a long-term exit strategy, to create liquidity and balance the debt mix.
Debt financing has advantages that may make it a good fit.
To fund growth, new jobs and capital expenditures, small business owners need access to capital.
Align your company’s strategic and operational objectives with its capital structure.
Advice on extracting the equity from a business.
Prepare yourself to have financing discussions with your bank by documenting a robust and persuasive story about your business. Having a clear story helps you by giving your bank insight into how your company operates.
Understanding how to talk about your company with your bank can help when having financing and credit discussions. A best practice is to thoroughly prepare before you need credit.
How Nashville’s Lipscomb University, together with SunTrust, financed a massive and prudent expansion within 10 years.
The overall willingness to lend has been strengthening, and banks are eager to make loans to creditworthy borrowers. To successfully access that credit, businesses need to position themselves carefully.
Using sophisticated financial management tools can help make your business more valuable and more attractive when you need to raise capital.
Learn about 10 financing mistakes you don't have to make.
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