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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 […]

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, […]

Non Recourse Factoring vrs. Recourse Factoring

I will start by saying that the subject of non recourse and recourse factoring is one of the most misunderstood of the industry.  I think it’s a combination of the fact that the term non-recourse is used in other financial products and […]

Tips on Setting Your New Years Business Goals

Set Specific Goals Setting goals is important.  That is how you convert abstract IDEAS (i.e. cut expenses, increase sales) into specific, concrete TARGETS (i.e. reduce G&A by 5% before the next stockholder meeting, increase sales of retail brands by $60,000 […]