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Position Your Company for Growth

Position Your Company for Growth

18:12 03 March in Blog
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Since June of 2014, oil prices have declined by over 40% causing the US dollar to surge in value against most other currencies throughout the world. This may have had a negative impact on the oil patch and US exporters, but it is creating greater...

A Case Study From Capstone

A Case Study From Capstone

22:07 18 February in Blog
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Through the use of Capstone's unique funding programs, our clients take advantage of opportunities that would otherwise be lost as a result of being undercapitalized. One of our most recent success stories is an interior design firm that was the successful bidder for a Fortune...

Why Policy Dictates the Economic Outlook

Why Policy Dictates the Economic Outlook

17:52 12 February in Blog
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Last year, small businesses made capital investment decisions over "whether an expiring tax provision, Sec. 179—which allowed for $500,000 of accelerated depreciation for equipment purchases—would be continued, or whether a scaled-down version with a much lower threshold of $25,000 would take its place," according to...

Spring Brings ‘Spec’ Homes

Spring Brings ‘Spec’ Homes

21:54 03 February in Blog
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Though winter is still upon us, builders are betting on a strong spring with speculative, or ‘spec’ homes. The construction of such homes is already underway with home builders getting a head start. Speculative homes are homes built without a buyer in place. The advantage...

Capstone Launches New Forum on LinkedIn

17:12 28 January in Blog
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New York City based Capstone Capital Group, a leading private finance company serving clients in the construction trades, service companies, wholesale, and other arenas, has launched a Capstone Diversity Business Funding Forum on LinkedIn. With this group, Capstone aims to push new business insights to our...

Happy Holidays from Capstone!

21:29 22 December in Blog
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At Capstone, the holidays are a time for us to reflect on the past year and look to the future. 2014 has been a milestone year for us for all that has been strived for and attained. We achieve what we seek and couldn't be happier...

Interest Rates on the Rise

16:52 15 December in Blog
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This week, the Federal Reserve indicated that interest rates will be raised next year. In a statement issued from the policy meeting, the Federal Reserve said monetary policy will be "normalized." Since 2008, rates have hovered near zero, with the Federal Reserve offering consistent assurances that...

Sustaining Homeownership in an Unsustainable Economy

22:05 12 December in Blog
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Recent data suggests that significant roadblocks could arise in the near future that would challenge those wishing to become homeowners.  The data collected was made public under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). From this information, we can gather that African American homebuyers represent 4.8%...

Manufacturing Still Matters in the U.S.

00:29 06 December in Blog
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Manufacturing is an important facet of the U.S. economy, despite the increase in imported goods steady elimination of factory jobs here in the states. With private sector manufacturing jobs representing only 10% of the workforce now versus 25% during the 1980s, it would seem the...

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