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Benefits to Companies that Factor

There are many benefits to companies that choose to factor their accounts receivable.  In addition to avoiding all the paper work associated with obtaining traditional financing, factoring is easy and generally provides instant cash.  Below is a list of additional […]

Crowd Funding Basics

I just attended a presentation reviewing the basics of crowd funding and decided to write about it since I am asked frequently as to what I know. Crowd funding (aka peer-to-peer fund-raising) is a way for individuals to raise money […]

7 Tips for Improving Your Cash Flow

There’s a golden rule in business you’d be smart to learn now:  No matter how much you sell, if you don’t collect the money, you’re going to go out of business.  As business owners, we often get so wrapped up […]

5 Myths about Private Money Lending

I’d like to discuss some myths about private money lending.  Over the years, I have heard many misconceptions about private money lending so I wanted to address the top 5. Myth # 1 – No Private Money Lender can fund […]

Why Stay in Business?

I’ve been in business for 2 years now.  As we’ve grown, I have learned a lot, had some fun, and experienced some problems. There are days that I ask myself (along with other business owners that I meet) what’s the point?   Especially […]

What is an Asset Based Loan (ABL)?

Asset based financing is a way for rapidly growing, cash strapped companies to meet their short-term needs.  In general, companies can tap into their assets to generate the cash flow through asset based loans.  ABL has become a popular choice for companies […]

Benefits of Factoring your Accounts Receivable

Prior to starting Alternative Funding Options, my ex husband and I owned an aluminium contracting business.  We built screen rooms, pool enclosures, sunrooms, etc.(actually he did the building, I managed). Since we were a start-up company, we could not qualify […]

Is Your Business Headed for Disaster?

Here in Florida, June 1st marks the official opening of our hurricane season.  While all Floridians hope the hurricane activity of prior years is not repeated this year, we all know we must start planning now, regardless of where in […]

Advantages to Equipment Leasing

Commercial equipment financing is becoming the best financial option for businesses of all sizes. What is a lease?  With a lease, you pay a certain monthly fee for the rights to use the equipment.  At the end of the lease, […]