Kevin Stack, Author at Engine Builder Magazine
Dollars and Sense

How to shop for and finance equipment in today’s economy This is a question that often comes up in any shop: How can I afford new equipment? Well to answer this, first I talked to Steve Morgan, a senior relationship manager at Univest Capital, a company that specializes in equipment financing. Steve actually sold engine

Software for Engine Builders and Shops

I’m at the perfect age: old enough to know better, but still young enough to try. That also means that my generation is old enough to remember the sound of a typewriter, rotary phones, factory carburetors,  and we got in on the ground floor of the PC revolution. Nowadays, everyone has a smart phone in

Training Day – Get the Most From Your Equipment

Options to ensure engine builders get the most from your equipment purchases The time has arrived. You’ve purchased that new piece of equipment and changed around your shop to accommodate it into the synchronous harmony of your operation. Now you look for it to make money but nobody knows how to use it. What do

Equipment Options for Your Business

I’ve worked on lots of equipment that was a LOT older than me, and I can tell you there’s a certain satisfaction in taking the helm of a big, heavy machine that you know will still be working hard long after you’re retired.

How Will the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impact Your Business?

The late-2017 tax overhaul known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping change to the federal tax code in at least 30 years. It calls for lowering individual and corporate tax rates, repealing many tax credits and deductions, enhancing the child tax credit, boosting business write-offs, and more. The law

Engine (Business) Building 101

Every build starts with the end in mind. What are your goals? What are you trying to achieve? Building a successful business is no different.