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Alternative Funding Options | managing cash flow

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]