4 Leading Trucking Industry Trends For 2019

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The trucking industry is experiencing quite a bit of growth right now, largely fueled by e-commerce. While this is good news overall, it also means you need to be prepared to meet the demands of retailers and consumers. The following are four of the top trucking trends for 2019 to help you prepare.

 

1. Driver Shortage

One of the biggest challenges facing the trucking industry right now is the lack of qualified drivers. At a time when the demand for freight is growing, older drivers are retiring with not enough younger drivers to replace them. There are several reasons for this including long hours and the grueling nature of life on the road. Transportation companies must find incentives to encourage more people to choose driving as a career. Otherwise, the driver shortage could have a harmful effect on the entire economy. Read more

3 Key Trends That Will Drive Business Success in 2019

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3 Key Trends That Will Drive Business Success in 2019As you start preparing for the coming year, it’s important to take a close look at the trends that will impact your business in 2019. In order to satisfy your customers and stay ahead of the competition, you should identify the developments that will make the most difference to your business and are affecting your industry. The following are three broad trends that may have great bearing on your business success in 2019.

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Purchase Order Financing vs. Invoice Factoring

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P.O. Financing vs Invoice FactoringMany question the difference between purchase order financing and invoice factoring.  Here we will explain the difference and when each form of financing is used.

Purchase Order Financing

Purchase order financing is for importers, wholesalers, and distributors of goods who receive a purchase order (PO) from another business, and need financing to pay their supplier or manufacturer for the finished goods.  As an example, we’ll use a toy company that is selling to a big box retailer.  The toy company receives a PO from the big box retailer.  Read more

How Much Cash Should Your Small Business Keep in Savings?

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How Much Cash Should Your Small Business Keep in Savings?If you have a small business you know how important it is to have sufficient cash flow. You need cash for everyday expenses such as payroll, rent, utilities and supplies. Some financial advisors recommend having up to six months in operating expenses to be safe. The exact amount you need, however, depends on the amount of cash that typically flows in and out of your business. Let’s look at some of the criteria you need to consider when calculating the amount of small business savings you need. Read more