May 18, 2020
Cash is king. For any small business, nothing is more important than cash flow. Generating new sales is fantastic; however, late payments for those sales can have a negative impact on the business and its ability to operate. Therefore, it is essential to get paid on time. Here are a few tips to avoid the hassle of late customer payments and enjoy better cash flow.
April 21, 2020
In this article, we will consider a similar question but from the perspective of a banker: Is Asset-Based Lending, Accounts Receivable Financing or Factoring a good temporary solution for my prospect or customer that is currently not “bankable?”
March 23, 2020
In a previous article, we attempted to explain the difference between Asset-Based Lending (“ABL”), Accounts Receivable Financing and Factoring.
However, for purposes of this article, we will use Asset-Based Lending as a generic term for all three credit facilities.
February 27, 2020
Many times, a small business owner needs help with cash flow but is not certain how to improve it. Some think “line of credit”. Some go further, looking for an Accounts Receivable Line of Credit. Some might want to factor their Accounts Receivable. Some may be after an Asset-Based Line of Credit (ABL). While all these inquiries are aimed toward the same goal—improving cash flow—many business owners may not grasp that each of these are actually different product options that may be available to them. If you understand the differences between each type of credit facility, then you stand a better chance of finding the cash flow improvement strategy that best fits your company.
January 19, 2020
Much has been written about Fintech and the online lending industry regarding how it’s going to disrupt the banking industry. As credit markets tightened, many small businesses were unable to secure financing from traditional banks, so they were left to look elsewhere. What they found sometimes was not what they bargained for.
November 27, 2019
Many small business owners inevitably review their financial statements at the end of the year and look for deductions to minimize taxable profit, thereby reducing taxes owed. Taking deductions to legally reduce income, and therefore tax liabilities, probably seems like an ideal strategy, but it may actually limit your company’s ability to grow in the future.
October 21, 2019
Another informal survey where bankers discuss what they wished every client would do with their newly approved small business loan.
September 25, 2019
One of the many useful metrics in tracking your financials that many small businesses may not have a handle on is your Accounts Receivable Turnover. Simply put, Accounts Receivable Turnover is the ratio of net credit sales over average accounts receivable in a given period: a measure of how effective your business is at extending trade credit and collecting that debt from customers.