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    Here Comes the Sun: The Falling Price of Solar Power

    Here Comes the Sun: The Falling Price of Solar Power

    As concerns about the effects of climate change have increased and the global economy has slowly began to shift away from fossil fuels, investments in solar power have ramped up and led to significant price drops. In fact, IBISWorld estimates that the average price of photovoltaic (PV) panels has been declining at an annualized rate […]

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    The OFSE Market & GE-Baker Hughes Partnership

    The OFSE Market & GE-Baker Hughes Partnership

    General Electric (GE) and Baker Hughes recently announced plans to combine GE’s Oil & Gas business with Baker Hughes’s. The partnership, expected to finalize during the middle of next year, would create the second largest oil field services company in the world and significantly alter the landscape of the oil field services and equipment (OFSE) […]

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    Five Emerging Industries Prime for New Lending

    Five Emerging Industries Prime for New Lending

    There has been tremendous growth in both revenue and the number of establishments for many niche online, retail, manufacturing and service-providing industries over the past five years; each of these emerging industries pose tremendous growth potential. To sustain recent growth, however, these companies and their newest independent establishments will increasingly require lending to get their […]

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    Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

    Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

    Holiday sales are expected to reach a stunning $630.5 billion in 2016, up 3.7% from last year, according to the National Retail Federation. But between the upcoming holiday season and the end of the fiscal year, retailers and consumers aren’t the only ones gearing up for serious seasonal spending. Businesses of all kinds are preparing […]

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    Indirect Influence: Drive your Marketing Spend with Procurement

    Indirect Influence: Drive your Marketing Spend with Procurement

    Author of Confessions of a Professional Buyer, the Secrets about Selling and Purchasing Services Historically, procurement’s main focus has been on reducing raw material and component prices. And given the high volume of components associated with manufacturing production, the impact of price reductions has been known to directly influence companies’ bottom lines. In this context, […]

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    Skidding the Rig: The State of Oil After GE’s Big Merger

    Skidding the Rig: The State of Oil After GE’s Big Merger

    In October 2016, General Electric (GE) announced that it will merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes by buying a majority stake in the company. This deal underlines the wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that have swept the Mining, Oil and Gas Machinery Manufacturing industry. As the world price of crude oil […]