Author: Ian Varley
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Understanding Credit Risk

Working capital management has a lot of components, but the most important part of managing your working capital is credit risk management. Business credit or trade credit is an important factor in running a small business. Selling to other businesses on credit terms affects cash flow…

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Smart Books Smart Tax

Listen to host Vernon Foster interview Ian Varley on cash flow and small business financial health here: How to Free Up Your Cashflow: 61% of small businesses struggle with cash flow. Increasing sales and increasing revenue does not equate to healthy cash flow. In fact, growing…

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How to Get More Funding with Factoring

Small business owners looking for financing want to find a one stop shop. What financing can you be approved for that will grow with your business? Small business loans offer low rates most often but the financing potential is fixed. After the loan, your business has…

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Are Online Lenders Your Best Option?

We see many clients that previously borrowed capital from large online commercial lenders like Fundbox. The ease of the process–when it works–is a major draw for business owners. Getting funds deposited in your bank account the next day after just clicking a button sounds magical. If…

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Accounts Receivable Management

Only 50% of small businesses survive past their fifth year. This statistic should not discourage entrepreneurs from starting their own business, however. Business failure is not wholly representative of a bad product, a bad market, or a bad business plan. Instead, it comes down to cash…

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Business Essentials: Collections

Do I Send My Client to Collections? The collections process for small businesses is a major resource drainer. It takes time, effort, and consistency to get paid on-time. When clients are waiting longer than a few days to pay open invoices, it will hurt your company’s…

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Factoring Glossary

Invoice factoring can use some complex language the the average small business owner does not usually encounter on their day-to-day operation. When communicating with our clients or their customers we strive for transparency and simplicity. Below is a glossary of the common terms used in the…

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How Can Small Business Survive A Recession?

There is increasing speculation of an impending recession due to the trade war between America and China, Federal Reserve rates lowering, and an inverted yield curve. But what does all this mean to the common small business owner, and what preparation can foresight provide entrepreneurs? Is…

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Business Essentials: Networking

This is Part 3 of a Business Essentials Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Love it or hate it, networking is essential for small business owners. The end goal is business growth. Networking does not have to start at a trade show or event, and networking…

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When Will the Next Recession Be?

How can we predict a recession? Why am I hearing that there will be another recession soon? What can I expect from my business financing during a recession? How do I best prepare for a recession? How can we predict a recession? Well the short answer…