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Alternative Funding Options | increasing sales

Understanding Alternative Financing

WHAT IS FACTORING?  A financing method in which a business owner sells accounts receivable at a discount to a third-party funding source (factor) for immediate cash. In a typical factoring arrangement, the client (you) makes a sell, delivers the product […]

Bartering Small Business Services

Remember when you were a kid and traded a bag of potato chips for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at lunchtime?  The concept was simple and two people received something they really wanted without any exchange of money.  Today’s professional service […]

Business Networking Tips

I started my company, Alternative Funding Options (AFO), eight months ago and I have had to do a lot of networking in order to be able to build up my business. It seems that most people think that networking is […]

Commitment to Quality

Every day I have the opportunity to meet with a wide range of business people, from the single untested entrepreneur to the established successful business person.  As I review business plans, sales forecasts, and financial needs I notice one common […]

Customer Care is Blossoming!

With Spring approaching, we thought it appropriate that the business forum would address what we find to be an absolute necessity in business:  Customer Care.  Customer relationships or partnerships are the only way to ensure long-term success for either party.  […]

8 Tips for Increasing your Sales

1.)  Up-sell to your customers.  They know and trust you, plus they have demonstrated a willingness to buy. 2.)  Cross-sell to your customers.  If a customer buys a product from you that requires batteries, be sure to offer him batteries […]