When Regulation Plays the Telephone Game

Fotolia_54715734_Subscription_XL_1MB Regulation is nuanced, and applying new regulation can be spectacularly messy. Information gets twisted and is transformed as it makes its way across different communication channels and through different outlets. This means that misconceptions of how a regulation operates and how it affects real people and businesses can run rampant. Remember Obamacare’s Death Panels? Misinformation […]

CIT | CIT | November 12, 2014

The Regulation Chasm: Middle Market vs. Government

Fotolia_28466605_Subscription_XL Mick Rich Contractors has been in business in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1988. Rich is a familiar face to government officials and business owners across the Southwest. But his business has fallen from a peak of 100 people to a third as many over the past few years. The reason? Rich, like many small and […]

CIT | CIT | November 4, 2014

Public vs. Private Perceptions of Regulatory Impact

Fotolia_57838961_Subscription_XXL INFOGRAPHIC: New research by CIT and The Washington Post that found that middle market business influencers and federal government employees view the impact of regulation on the economy and middle market businesses quite differently.

CIT | CIT | November 4, 2014

Technology in the Middle Market: Nice-to-Have vs. Need-to-Have

cit.2-wp-article-header-090414-1745-laptop Eric Anderson, the president of Quassy Amusement Park in Connecticut, isn’t a web geek or technologist. He does, however, use technology to help automate his business in a number of innovative ways, like how rides connected to the Internet send signals back to the manufacturer when parts need to be replaced to how its arcade […]

CIT | CIT | September 23, 2014

Middle market companies focus on orienting towards the customer

Fotolia_56334798_Subscription_XXL To truly respond to a customer’s needs in a rapidly evolving business landscape, middle market companies must engage with their customers on an integrated digital and physical level. And the way to achieve that state of being is through the creation of a customer-activated enterprise, according to an IBM global C-Suite study titled The Customer […]

CIT | CIT | June 12, 2014

Risk Management: Front and Center for Middle Market Execs

Fotolia_63461356_Subscription_XXL After being scarred by the financial crisis, middle market company CFOs and finance departments are proactively taking the lead in enterprise risk management, the practice of identifying an organization’s unique risks. Known as ERM, this practice creates a heightened awareness of risk across organizations, with the potential to minimize and mitigate those risks. Noting that […]

CIT | CIT | June 2, 2014

Stage Set for Middle Market Organic Growth Push

Fotolia_58947468_Subscription_1MB With the U.S. economy finally on firmer footing after years of anemic post-recession growth, middle market executives are training their sights on organic growth. Studies from Deloitte and KPMG reveal that middle market executives plan to focus on organic growth through various sales and marketing initiatives. While executives still express concerns about the potential impact […]

CIT | CIT | May 20, 2014

Industries on the Move: Healthcare, Real Estate and Restaurants Gain

blueprints As the U.S. economy improves, key sectors are gaining strength with the help of a robust commercial financing market. CIT Group Inc., a leading provider of financing to middle market companies, sees positive momentum during 2014 for the restaurant, commercial real estate and healthcare markets. While each industry has individual characteristics and a different footprint, […]

CIT | CIT | May 6, 2014

Middle market hiring gains momentum: Next stop, economic growth

CIT-vid-image-1min58FINAL In the nearly five years since the Great Recession ended, U.S. employment has been gradually increasing. From a high of 10 percent in October 2009 to a post-recession low of 6.6 percent in January, more Americans are back at work. Yet long-term unemployment and underemployment remain a vexing issue, as 11 million workers fell into […]

CIT | CIT | April 16, 2014