Auction Graveyards

Auction Graveyards

Over the course of an auctioneer’s career, they regularly hear the same question from both clients (sellers) and from customers (buyers): “What happens to the stuff that doesn’t sell?” Sellers will often ask who is responsible for cleaning up things that might not...

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Auction Roadies

Auction Roadies

Having toured in the music industry as a crew member in my earlier, formative years, I have always had a deep appreciation for Jackson Browne’s song, “The Load-Out.” Living on the road from town to town, day-in and day-out is grueling. For me, it was also very...

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Keep Your Eye On The BOX!

Keep Your Eye On The BOX!

Having prior experience missing the box, I warned two newer members before we began the workout. “If you haven't done box jumps before, be careful,” I preached. “ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BOX,” I exclaimed. “If you get distracted, and miss the box, your shin will...

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Once upon a bike trip

Once upon a bike trip

There, on the left, was a small red building sporting a green metal roof and white trim, with a tiny sign that said “Monument Farms Dairy.” A real dairy, and we are in Vermont!  “Let’s stop, they might have ice cream,” I shouted. The clickety-clack of our cycling...

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Secured Creditor Checklist

Secured Creditor Checklist

However, there are a few rules that the creditor must adhere to, so the following checklist can function as a general guide for a sale, but it should not replace the counsel of an attorney in your jurisdiction: §9-611 Before disposition, creditor must send notice to:...

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Food Trucks

Food Trucks

The food truck craze is in high gear, and we recently had the opportunity to visit OutFront Food Trucks, a company that is an industry leader in the engineering and build-out of all kinds of food trucks.

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Why you should revalue your collateral

Why you should revalue your collateral

According to global oilfield service company Baker Hughes, the current count for working US gas and oil rigs is 885, which is down 53% from 1,896 just one year ago. This stunning drop in oil and gas drilling has flooded the used equipment market with oil field related...

NAA Conference & Show 2015

NAA Conference & Show 2015

I was very much excited for the seminars. The topics were intriguing and I was excited at the prospect of finding that one piece of information that would spark an idea. Digital marketing and social media are hardly new trends, but Dahlia and Tess from The Meeting...

Intangible Asset Value

Intangible Asset Value

That’s a lot of data and a lot of money, so how do you put a price tag on customer information? Well, there are various ways to value an intangible via any number of financial methods. One method would be to estimate the cost associated with acquiring or replacing the...

GPS in Construction and Agriculture

GPS in Construction and Agriculture

Due to refraction of the signal when travelling from the satellite to the unit, normal GPS setups are able to get within 10-20 meter accuracy. To improve accuracy, base stations can be located on a job site mounted with known coordinates. Because the base station’s...

The High Cost of Cheap Gas

The High Cost of Cheap Gas

The hydraulic fracturing industry (aka “fracking”) has been instrumental in increasing oil production and US energy independence.  However, for some firms the breakeven point in dollars per barrel was passed with oil in the $75-100 range.  New well fracks...

Past Articles

Hot Dog Auctions

Hot Dog Auctions

The New York Times reports, “a lot of visitors (are) in need of sustenance. So while vendors are adamant about not divulging details about what they make, most pushcart sites presumably turn a profit or they would not attract such high bids.”   The downside to...

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Drone Use Coming to Fruition!

Drone Use Coming to Fruition!

Some of the regulations the FAA will impose on businesses include:   Operators must pass a written proficiency test, register the drone and pay about $200 in fees. Operators will NOT have to obtain a regular pilot’s license or demonstrate their flying...

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Lending to the Energy Industry

Lending to the Energy Industry

“The banks intended to sell the loans to investors but have struggled to unload them even after cutting prices, thanks to a nine-month-long plunge that has taken Nymex crude futures to their lowest level since 2009. The losses mark a setback for Wall Street, after...

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