A simple explanation of how it works
Accounts receivable financing, also known as factoring or discount factoring, improves your cashflow by turning your outstanding invoices into cash. Working capital loans for small business are difficult and expensive to obtain from traditional lenders, but getting working capital from factoring is fast and simple and the applying is free.
Factoring, or financing receivables, is done when a business sells its open invoices to a factoring company at face value less a discount fee. When you factor, you can get the cash you have earned today rather than waiting 30, 60, or 90 days to collect from your customers. Invoice factoring companies give you cash for a percentage of the invoice value up front, and then collect the invoice from your customers, paying you the unadvanced portion, less a small fee. It sounds simple because it is simple. Your time in business or personal credit won’t stop your ability to qualify and factoring has no impact on your balance sheet as it is not considered a loan.
Factoring can be used in a variety of ways, depending upon your business. Staffing factoring is an essential tool for this industry since there is a weekly payroll need and you might not get paid for 60 days. Export financing is another type of factoring. If you trade with overseas customers, you know that collecting from foreign businesses can be a complicated and drawn-out process, but when you factor those invoices, you get cash quickly and leave the collection work to the receivables servicing company. Trucking factoring companies and freight factoring companies give trucking loans based on the same principles: you get cash from the factor as soon as the delivery has been made and then the factor collects from the customer.
Eagle Business Credit is pleased to provide invoice factoring services to small businesses in and around Atlanta, including the Woodstock, Marietta, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Roswell, Norcross, Cumming, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, and Dalton, GA, as well as nationwide areas. Don’t let a lack of cash slow you down; call us today and you’ll be growing your business tomorrow!