Posts by Dia Sawyer

What Does It Take to Start a Business?

May 18, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

So you have an idea for a business that you just know will be a booming enterprise right from the

How Much Does it Cost to Start a Business? Construction Factoring

So you have an idea for a business that you just know will be a booming enterprise right from the start?  

Don’t just day dream about it, go out and do it!  The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) has published the below 10 steps to starting your own business.  

The links provided are invaluable for getting started off RIGHT from the very beginning.  And remember, when the time comes, and you are ready to grow your business to the next level, we are here to help!  Call John Sawyer at 870-277-4171 or john@constructionfinance.com to find out if invoice factoring is the right choice for your business.  ConstructionFinance.com

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10 Steps to Starting a Business (from the SBA Small Business Administration website)

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn more.

Step 1: Write a Business Plan

Use these tools and resources to create a business plan. This written guide will help you map out how you will start and run your business successfully.

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training

Take advantage of free training and counseling services, from preparing a business plan and securing financing, to expanding or relocating a business.

Step 3: Choose a Business Location

Get advice on how to select a customer-friendly location and comply with zoning laws.

Step 4: Finance Your Business

Find government backed loans, venture capital and research grants to help you get started.

Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business

Decide which form of ownership is best for you: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative.

Step 6: Register a Business Name (“Doing Business As”)

Register your business name with your state government.

Learn which tax identification number you’ll need to obtain from the IRS and your state revenue agency.

Step 7: Register for State and Local Taxes

Register with your state to obtain a tax identification number, workers’ compensation, unemployment and disability insurance.

Step 8: Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

Get a list of federal, state and local licenses and permits required for your business.

Step 9: Understand Employer Responsibilities

Learn the legal steps you need to take to hire employees.

Step 10: Find Local Assistance

Contact your local SBA office to learn more about how SBA can help.

Startup Resources

There are a number of available programs to assist startups, micro businesses, and underserved or disadvantaged groups. The following resources provide information to help specialized audiences start their own businesses.

You can save money when starting or expanding your business by using government surplus. From commercial real estate and cars, to furniture, computers and office equipment, find what you need for your business in one place.

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Construction Finance Success Story No. 02

May 16, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Our second in a series of success stories from Construction Finance goes to a GC here in our home state

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Our second in a series of success stories from Construction Finance goes to a GC here in our home state of Arkansas!

We love doing business in Arkansas and our surrounding states!  Helping our community flourish!

Check out our other success stories here:  CONSTRUCTION FINANCE SUCCESS STORY NO. 01

If you would like more information on how to factor your invoices, give John Sawyer a call at 870-277-4171 or john@constructionfinance.com

Click here for a quick run down on “What is Factoring?

Arkansas General Contractor receives 525k funding facility.

Construction Finance provided funding to allow this GC to continue to grow with 2 different fortune 500 companies that pay in 45 day terms.

The contractor is now able to take on larger projects with these customers.

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Why Visual Content Marketing Should Be Important To You

May 11, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

When sharing your work across various social media channels, blogs, emails and trade groups it is easy to get lost

Construction Factoring Visual Content Marketing

When sharing your work across various social media channels, blogs, emails and trade groups it is easy to get lost in the white noise.  Sharing a visual image is nowadays an absolute must when it comes to advertising.  (If you’re not advertising aka sharing on the internet……it’s time to get started!)  Just writing a blog post, writing a social media post, tweet or website article is no longer enough.  You must share authentic data and ‘storytelling’ about what you do, how you do it and why it is important to your audience.  The visual content marketing infographic above can help you understand it’s importance.  If you would like to discuss how Construction Finance can help your business grow, please contact us with any questions you may have.

john@constructionfinance.com or 870-277-4171

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Construction Finance Success Story No. 01

May 9, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Construction Finance has many ‘success stories’ to share.  Here is the first of many situations that we have been honored

Construction Finance has many ‘success stories’ to share.  Here is the first of many situations that we have been honored to finance!

If you would like to discuss how invoice factoring can help your business complete and take new jobs quickly, call John Sawyer today at 870-277-4171 or john@constructionfinance.com

For more information on what factoring is, visit this great webpage for more information “What is Factoring?

Construction Finance approves a 400k funding facility to MO Plumbing contractor.

With Invoice factoring, this Plumbing company was able to pay off a working capital advance that had pesky daily payments.

With Construction Finance as a partner, he has more than doubled his revenue in less than 1 year.

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ASA Cajun Crawfish Boil in Little Rock, Arkansas

May 1, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Construction Finance traveled to the American Subcontractors Association of Central Arkansas Cajun Crawfish Boil & Auction in style.  Employees and

Construction Finance Little Rock, AR Crawfish Boil

Construction Finance traveled to the American Subcontractors Association of Central Arkansas Cajun Crawfish Boil & Auction in style.  Employees and clients rode in a limo to the Little Rock, Arkansas River Market event in April 2017.

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The Sawyer Family Grows Again

May 1, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

We are so happy to announce that Sophie Diane is the newest member of Team Sawyer.  John and Dia Sawyer

We are so happy to announce that Sophie Diane is the newest member of Team Sawyer.  John and Dia Sawyer finalized the adoption of their 8th child this month.  Congratulations to all of Team Sawyer!!

Sawyer Family

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Remembering the Good Ole Days of Being Paid Immediately for Completed Work

May 1, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Remember the good ole days of being able to walk up to a contractor’s tailgate and get paid immediately for

Remember the good ole days of being able to walk up to a contractor’s tailgate and get paid immediately for work that had just been completed.  Unfortunately, those days are long gone.  Many subcontractors are waiting 30, 60 and even 90 days to be paid for work already completed.  Construction Finance can buy that invoice from you and pay you NOW while we wait to be paid!

Watch this video and learn more about financial decisions and how to manage your money as well as how the financial market works.

Contact us today: 870-277-0658
Email: info@constructionfinance.com
Visit Website: www.constructionfinance.com

IT’S SIMPLE

APPLY NOW
SUBMIT INVOICES TO GENERAL CONTRACTOR
SUBMIT COPY OF INVOICES TO CONSTRUCTION FINANCE
GET PAID NOW WHILE WE WAIT FOR YOUR CUSTOMER TO PAY.
GET THE FUNDING YOU NEED TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

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American Subcontractors Association of Central Arkansas’ Cajun Crawfish Boil & Auction 2017

April 28, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Construction Finance was honored to be in invited to participate in the American Subcontractors Association of Central Arkansas Cajun Crawfish

Construction Finance was honored to be in invited to participate in the American Subcontractors Association of Central Arkansas Cajun Crawfish Boil & Auction.  Below, John Sawyer, is announcing the Construction Finance Iphone 7 Plus Giveaway!!!

John Sawyer Construction Finance American Subcontractors Association
John Sawyer Construction Finance American Subcontractors Association of Central AR Cajun Crawfish Boil & Auction 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Sawyer, Rachael Diaz and Iris Feng representing Construction Finance.  These three amazing individuals are the heart and soul of the Construction Finance office in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  They are the ‘Dream Team’ in Construction Invoice Factoring!

Construction Finance at the American Subcontractors Association
The Dream Team of the Construction Finance Jonesboro Arkansas office at the American Subcontractors Association Cajun Crawfish Boil in Little Rock, AR

Lots of goodies at the Construction Finance booth were given away to the 1,000 plus contractors in attendance.

Construction Finance Iphone 7 Plus Giveaway
Construction Finance Iphone 7 Plus and Card Holder Stickers Giveaway

The American Subcontractors Association Cajun Crawfish Boil was sponsored by Hugg & Hall, Construction Finance, Riggs and Crain Automotive Team and many others.  A $500 Cash Grand Prize was given away as well!

Construction Finance Booth 2017 American Subcontractors Association of Central AR Crawfish Boil
Construction Finance Booth at the Cajun Crawfish Boil & Auction at the Little Rock, AR River Market East and West Pavilions 2017

Below John Sawyer announces the Construction Finance 2017 Iphone Plus Giveaway Drawing!!!

Amber Mayfield of Little Rock, Arkansas was the winner of the Red Iphone 7 Plus Drawing!  Congratulations Amber!!!

Thank you all for helping us spread the word about how invoice factoring can help construction contractors accept bigger and more numerous projects.  Accounts receivable factoring has been around for many, many years yet is a new concept in the construction industry.  Thank you all for choosing Construction Finance as your #1 construction invoice factor!

 

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Equal Pay Day for Women and Minorities

April 4, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

To raise awareness of the need for equal pay for all, Construction Finance is giving FREE billing advice to all

Women and Minority Owned Business Month
Free Advice Throughout April

To raise awareness of the need for equal pay for all, Construction Finance is giving FREE billing advice to all women or minority owned businesses throughout the entire month of April!  Some FAQ topics include:

*Job Costing – Direct / Indirect

*Payroll

*Employees vs Contract Labor

*Lease / Rent Equipment vs Purchase

*Financing Projects -Loans vs Invoice Factoring

Call John Sawyer 870-277-4171 or john@constructionfinance.com with your billing questions.

According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, Equal Pay Day is April 5th, 2017 or the second Tuesday in April each year.  Employees are encouraged to wear red to work to raise awareness of how far ‘in the red’ women and minorities are in term of equal pay.

Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.

On previous Equal Pay Days, grassroots organizing on fair pay swept local communities. Women’s business and professional associations, labor groups, civil rights organizations and others committed to equal pay coordinated activities to raise awareness about how to solve wage inequity.

Equal Pay Day 2013

Equal Pay Day 2012: NCPE honored Betty Dukes, who became the face of pay equity as the key plaintiff charging Wal-Mart with sex-based discrimination in pay and promotion.
>> Other 2012 activities

Equal Pay Day 2011: NCPE honored Citizens Across Wisconsin for defending public workers’ rights — the root of fair pay. Press release
>> Other 2011 activities

Equal Pay Day 2010: NCPE urged passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.
>> Press release

Equal Pay Day 2009: NCPE joined AAUW and BPW in a Congressional briefing.

Equal Pay Day 2008: NCPE held a press conference on Capitol Hill, an event chaired by CLUW in support of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
>> PHOTOS
>> Press release

Equal Pay Day 2007: NCPE teamed with Women Work and BPW-USA to stage a rally for equal pay on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on April 24.
>> PHOTOS
>> Press release

Equal Pay Day 2006: NCPE joined forces with The WAGE Project to encourage the formation of WAGE Clubs.

Equal Pay Day 2005:
press event PHOTOS

Read about Equal Pay Day events around the nation and the world.

Information above sited from:   https://www.pay-equity.org/day.html

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