Category: Business Advice
importance of working capital management

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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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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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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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…

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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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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FAQ About Working Capital Financing

Q: What is the importance of working capital? A: Working capital is your company’s assets minus liabilities. This number is inflated compared to the available cash in your business due to the amount of money often tied up in accounts receivable. Working capital is the pulse…

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Invoice Factoring Brokers

Many small businesses are in need of working capital financing. This is due to cash flow strain from: business growth, large clients that pay on long credit terms, and upfront supply costs. Business can get off track when a small business owner is spending their time…

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How to Find Money Quickly For Your Business

A traditional bank loan, a second mortgage, and a Small Business Administration loan are all great financing options for your new or existing business. The catch is the high standards for approval, personal liability, and the time it takes from application to first funding. What can…

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How To Increase Employee Retention:

Employee retention is increasingly important to businesses both large and small. With low unemployment rates, companies are competing for both attracting and retaining top talent. It costs an average of 33% of an employee’s salary to find a replacement, and it can increase to 50% when…