Insights

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  • Elements of Strength
    The roots of our success lie in the strength of our family. While each of the Accord Financial businesses may have a unique approach, our promise to all is the same: listen, adapt, forge ahead. While current times are unlike any other, our foundation is strong. Please read our latest post entitled "Elements of Strength."
  • Why Hiring for Cultural Fit Matters
    At Accord Financial, a passion for change is what makes the company thrive. With this never-ending pattern of change, hiring the right person is crucial to the company’s continued success. Recently, we asked President and CEO Simon Hitzig why cultural fit matters and how to hire with this in mind.
  • Taking a multi-faceted approach to cyber security
    What has your company done to help avoid data breaches, phishing, and other operational risks? Make this the year your organization commits to a stronger, safer future.
  • Prove your company's value through storytelling
    The first step when looking for financing: Create a powerful brand story. Your story, and being able to articulate it, matters when looking for financing. A smart storytelling strategy can engage your audience, improve your ability to make a deal, and contribute to raising perceived value.
  • Eliminate Unknown Risks By Knowing Your Lender
    Middle market lending is as much an art as it is a science. Oftentimes when data discovery and exploration does an incomplete job of truly defining the company and its potential, there are intangibles that can make a company worthy of investment. Disclosure of these intangibles can make the business vulnerable, however, with the biggest threat from the most unexpected sources.
  • New markets and new product opportunities
    Environmental concerns, including sustainability and clean packaging, are top priorities within the retail space. But adapting manufacturing processes and equipment to manage new priorities can be tricky.
  • Tariffs, offshoring and reshoring
    Are the tariffs positive or negative? Or perhaps a bit of both. El Dorado looks back at some old product lines to move forward to meet new challenges.
  • Disruption is Coming for the Middle Market
    Disruption speaks to real change, not just an improved experience or more options. To date, much of the change in the financial marketplace has come from agile consumer and small business lenders. But what about the middle market?
  • 2018 Tax Reform, Capital Spending and Renewed Benefits of Leasing
    Limited interest expense deductions are expected to drive leasing benefits, with predictions for higher capital equipment spending and increased equipment leasing
  • CapX Joins Accord Financial Family
    Accord and CapX establish a financial services platform that can lend up and down a company’s balance sheet creating a one-stop source of senior secured financing to middle market businesses.
  • Where’s the Growth? Look No Further Than Food & Beverage
    The growing sectors of food and beverage require companies be equipped with resources and assets that are flexible and can withstand volatility. Turning to equipment leasing can preserve equity dollars and match useful life assets to functions or contracts.
  • Is Money Still Green?
    Millennials are driving change, with banks and lenders working to adapt and become more responsive. Banks and alternative lenders, like CapX, will need to keep pace by streamlining credit decisions and improving data analysis to connect with this generation.