Author: Ian Varley
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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…

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Eagle Eye: Online Loans or Invoice Factoring

We see a lot of small business owners shopping around for financing, and many mention online lenders. Sometimes, yes, a short-term online loan can be helpful for an entrepreneur in getting the capital needed for scaling their business. Yet, we see many business owners getting swept…

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How To Push Past Growth Plateaus

Causes of Plateau Business plan ill-equipped to support growth Lack of Personnel Financial Constraints Market Competition Growth plateaus are common for any business. Typically, they are a part of the small business growth cycle: expansion, plateau, expansion. Prolonged plateaus could be indicative of a more serious…

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Invoice Factoring for Staffing Companies

Staffing factoring is crucial to a staffing company’s balance sheet. Payment terms with clients mean a gap in available working capital for staffing businesses. Your employees need to be paid on time, but you are waiting for your clients to pay. Here is where invoice factoring…

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Online Business Loans

According to the SBA, business owners borrow $600 billion each year. Advancements in technology and the 2008 Recession causing large banks to extend less capital to entrepreneurs has led to a rise in the market share of online lenders. These online loans are positioned as quick…

Financing Unexpected Business Costs

Doing business isn’t always perfect. Much like the real world, there will be unexpected costs. Maybe your daughter broke her arm climbing a tree, or maybe your landlord is increasing the office rent by 10%. Both scenarios may require extra capital that isn’t available. Maybe all…

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The Difference between Recourse and Non-Recourse Factoring

Cash flow issues affect nearly every small business. To address them, there are numerous small business tools that allow for the influx of capital to cover the cash crunch, but don’t saddle the business with debt. One such tool is factoring. Within factoring, there are Recourse…

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How to Recession-Proof Your Business

Will Your Business Need Funding During a Recession? It’s been a decade since the last major economic downturn in America. Since then, unemployment has declined to pre-2008 rates and recovery has been slow but steady. But the economy is cyclical, and two-thirds of business economists expect…

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The Importance of Working Capital

Working capital is the lifeblood of businesses of all size. Small businesses selling to other businesses on credit terms often have a cash flow crunch while waiting for payment on open invoices. What Is Working Capital? Working capital in business is defined as a company’s assets…