• Posted on 10 Sep, 2019
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Game Theory and Small Business Lending…

and How They Intersect


I’ve always been fascinated with Game Theory.  Game Theory is the study of mathematical models between intelligent, rational decision makers. From the prisoner’s dilemma to behavioral economics, there-in lies an interesting analysis of the Game Theory and how it pertains to Small Business Lending market as it currently stands.
A fundamental assumption in Game Theory, and in Small Business Lending for that matter, is that participants/borrowers act rationally, when in actuality, people in both sample sets act very irrationally.
Let’s look at the small business lending market. We have products/lenders ranging from banks, which are cost effective, yet slow, to merchant cash advance companies, which are expensive, but quick.
The Game Theory application in this example, goes something like this:
ABC Machining needs money. Do they, A, get very expensive money (that costs more than they make) that can be obtained quickly?   Or, B, try to apply to a bank where the money is cheap, but takes a long time to obtain?    If they choose A, they’ll get funded quickly, but will more than likely lose money because of the cost of capital. If they choose B, they may get funded, but may also end up in the same situation they are in if they are declined or lose the opportunity if the loan process takes too long.
Questions ABC Machining starts to ask themselves:
  • This website says I can get $100k in 3 hours, but does this online portal really understand my business and what I need the money for?
  • The bank is asking for 3 years of everything and says it is going to take 60 days. Do I have time to wait 2 months just to be back in this position again?
  • There seems to be a bunch of alternative type lenders that will listen to me, but they all sell different products and are trying to push theirs on me. How do I know what’s best for me?
The company needs to make a decision as they have a project starting, equipment to buy and payroll to fund. What do they do? Game Theory would suggest that most small business owners would take the expensive cash and “figure it out” from there.
….Enter SLIM Capital. We operate in the middle. We target the middle section of businesses that have good credit/good story, but are not bankable. We are a direct lender and, yes, our process can take a couple days or so as we get to understand the story/use of funds, etc. We have a full suite of services, (Growth Capital, MCA Refis, Equipment Financing, Start-Up Funding and Cash Out Refis on Real Estate)
If you foresee a capital need in the near future, give us a call and let’s get a head start on it.  The more time you have to weight options, the higher the likelihood of identifying the right financial product for your business.
  • Posted on 24 May, 2019
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Let SLIM Capital help you spring into action for your deals and help you get them approved

BOTH Credit Based and Collateral Based Programs,

to brighten your day!

$500,000 Building Scaffolding Hoists

This company does temporary suspended scaffolding. The owner has been in the industry for 15 years, but started his own company 3 years ago. They are licensed as a “Special Rigger” in NY to supply equipment to vendors that do window washing, caulking, brick repair/replacement. After waiting 4 years to obtain this license, our lessee was anxious to save on rental payments and own his own equipment. With city statutes requiring facades to be changed every 5 years, they had a lot of pent up demand for new hoists to fulfill an existing contract. We approved the entire amount with no cash down and no additional collateral requirement for a 36-month term.
SKY is the LIMIT for this LESSEE!

$80,000 Start Up Dry Cleaner

This client has 15 years’ experience in running dry cleaning operations. She incorporated almost 2 years ago and has steadily acquired the necessary equipment to open. She was approved by an A tier lender but they wanted 20% down. She did not want to put the 20% down and was open to paying a higher cost of capital to keep those funds. Start-ups are risky, but secondary income and low expenses sparked our interest in the deal. Total amount of the dry-cleaning equipment is $80K. SLIM was able to fund the deal on a 48-month term and without the 20% down.
This one ended up with a “clean” happy customer.

$200,000 Auto Body Expansion

This client began his operations as a hand car wash and expanded into selling used cars and auto body repair. Realizing his larger margins in body work, he decided to grow that side of the business by building out the vacant area next to his existing building by adding bays for body work. Typically, because it is considered a separate business, Auto Body repair, most lender would consider it a startup but SLIM understood the story, took a lien on the property as collateral and approved the deal for a 48-month term.
Auto Body Repair has a whole new look!

$320,000 Two 2019 Trucks

A Trucking company that was looking to grow its fleet of 15 trucks by adding two new trucks. We reviewed the cash flows, the credit, the overall profile and approved 2 trucks with NO MONEY DOWN on a 60 month term. The challenge here was that the client had maxed out limits for financing from the captive finance lenders and needed an affordable solution.

Don’t forget our application only programs go up to $150,000:
  • 3 years TIB
  • 650+ FICO
  • $500,000 with Light Financials
  • $3,000,000 Full Financial Package
Call us to learn about others and see if we can help your clients!

SLIM Capital, LLC is a nationwide direct finance company that specializes in securing hard assets to structure financing transactions as well as Credit Based Financing Decisions. We consider equipment with a strong secondary market value, real estate and other assets that can be easily monetized as collateral. Give us a call or email us with any deals that you think might be a fit.

Wishing You a Joy Filled Week

  • Posted on 24 May, 2019
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It’s okay to put all your eggs in SLIM’s basket!

We should be your resource for almost any type of deal.
  • Equipment Financing
  • Working Capital
  • Owner/Operator
  • Sale Leaseback
  • Cash out Refinance
  • Start-ups
Here’s what we need to offer you an approval:

Equipment Financing:

App – Only to $150k

  • Application
  • 3 month Bank Statements
  • Equipment Quote

$150k – 500k

  • Most Recent Interim Financials
  • Most Recent Tax Return
  • Debt Schedule
  • Personal Financial Statement

$501k +

  • 3 years Personal and Business Taxes and Financials

Working Capital:

  • Application – Include detailed use of funds
  • 3 months Bank Statements
  • List of Collateral (Real Estate Worksheet or Facilities List)
  • Personal Financial Statement

Owner/Operator:App Only (UP TO $150,000)

  • Min 650 FICO
  • Signed SLIM Credit Application
  • 3 years Time in Business
  • 3 Months Complete Bank Statements
  • Minimum 5-Figure Deposit Average
  • Quote or Invoice
With Equipment Finance rates as low as 6.9%, there has to be a way we can help you and your clients with financing needs. We offer terms up to 72 months and love new equipment.

We are ready to help you with your deals! Why wait, submit your deal today.


SLIM Capital is a proud Gold Sponsor of the AACFB Annual Conference located in Las Vegas, NV May 2nd-4th.

Come see us at BOOTH 203 for a Special Giveaway!

Make sure you stop by and learn from our resident experts Shervin and Jeff as they speak at the following conference sessions:

May 3rd

  • Building Your Own Portfolio @ 2:45PM – Shervin
  • How to Get Vendor Business @ 4PM – Jeff

Here is the link for more information about the conference:

SLIM Capital, LLC is a nationwide direct finance company that specializes in financing equipment acquisitions for our clients. We have credit based programs as well as collateral based programs that secure hard assets to structure financing transactions. We consider equipment with a strong secondary market value, real estate and other assets that can be easily monetized as collateral. Give us a call or email us with any deals that you think might be a fit.

Congratulations Raffle Winners at this year’s AACFB Annual Conference!

  • Posted on 22 May, 2019
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We hope that you enjoyed your time at the annual AACFB Conference. It was a pleasure meeting so many of you. What a productive three days it was! We are excited to expand our partnerships and look forward to developing a mutually beneficial business relationship with you!

Be sure to read Shervin’s Write-up on the conference in Leasing News by
To learn more about SLIM Capital, our products, and our partnership information
visit us at: www.slimcapital.com

Here are some more highlights from our trip to Las Vegas, NV

We are ready to help you with your deals! Why wait, submit your deal today.

SLIM Capital

  • 9301 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 610 Beverly Hills, CA 90210