Alternative Financing

Ways to Fund a Business Without a Loan

Starting and growing a business can be very daunting if you lack the necessary resources. This is especially when it comes to raising money to start a business. However, with adequate preparation and planning, you can get the funds you need without having to go for a loan. Given that new and existing businesses have […]

What is Reverse Factoring (Supply Chain Financing)?

According to a JP Morgan Index Report, the amount of working capital trapped in supply chains rose to 8% last year. We don’t know what this year holds, but you can prevent your company from being part of such stats through Fintech options like reverse factoring. You may have have heard of invoice factoring, or […]

What to Know About Short-Term Business Loans and Debt Financing

Being a small business owner comes with plenty of ups and downs. The day-to-day machinations can be thrilling to take part in. It’s exciting to watch as your business chugs along, perfecting its craft and meeting the needs of the customers for whom you started this business in the first place. In the world of […]

How to Get Out of a Merchant Cash Advance

We all know businesses need money to function and grow. If you’re a small business owner who is short on cash, you might be desperate to try any payment or loan method. That desperation can lead to poor decision-making and can put your business in an even stickier situation than where you started. One of […]

The Pros and Cons of a Merchant Cash Advance (MCA)

A merchant cash advance or MCA might look attractive to a small business owner who needs some quick cash. Revenue shortfalls or immediate expansion plans can create this need. Because MCAs aren’t technically loans, you don’t have to go through a traditional bank approval process. MCAs give you an advance based on a percentage of […]

Purchase Order Financing vs. Factoring

Cash flow can present problems for any growing business. Some companies need capital upfront to manufacture a product or start a project. Others need funds for day-to-day operations while they wait for invoices to be fulfilled. One way or another, just about every enterprise runs into issues with available funds at some point. While traditional […]

What is Debt Factoring?

Business owners always seek out ways to leverage their assets. Debt factoring is a specific form of financing designed to help partners and managers reach short-term business goals. Debt factoring is based on selling accounts receivables to an entity that pays a fee for those accounts receivables. The third-party entity offers the seller a percentage […]

What is Asset Based Lending?

Asset based lending is the process of borrowing money that is secured by an asset, or collateral. Asset based loans or lines of credit can be borrowed against equipment, property, inventory or receivables (in the form of an invoice factoring service). Businesses with larger transaction volumes and larger borrowing needs require custom solutions that meet […]

Invoice Discounting

Cash flow is something most small businesses struggle with. Around 80% of small businesses have a hard time producing enough cash flow in their first five years. Sometimes you have the customers, but expenses are due, and you don’t have time to wait for unpaid invoices. Invoice discounting companies offer loans of up to 95% […]

What is Crowdfunding?

It is often a struggle for entrepreneurs to find ways to fund their new business ventures. There are plenty of options, from traditional to unique. A popular and newer idea in business funding is crowdfunding. This method allows you to raise quite a bit of money without asking for a huge risk from those investing […]

Didn’t Get a PPP Loan? Here Are Your Other Financing Options During COVID-19

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offers much-needed relief for small business owners struggling to stay on top of costs during the pandemic. Unfortunately, not every entrepreneur managed to secure one of these loans. Hasty implementation and high demand for funds led to system crashes, processing delays, and other complications. If you fail to benefit, there […]

Purchase Order Financing Guide

What can a small business do when it needs more cash to expand inventory? One option is purchase order financing, but it may not be the best choice for every company. It’s important to understand how the solution works before jumping into a deal. What is Purchase Order Financing? When a small business lacks the […]

What is Alternative Lending?

Alternative lending refers to any type of financing outside of traditional bank loans. For a number of reasons, a business would either choose, or be unable, to secure traditional financing with a bank. Things like poor credit, limited operating history, or a lack of hard assets can make a business unfit for most bank loans. […]

5 Signs You Should Be Looking for Alternative Financing

Your business is looking for a working capital solution, but you don’t know where to turn. You see banks advertising traditional loan rates and lines of credit, or you consider seeking an investment. That said, you may not be sure about taking on debt or losing equity, or due to certain situations, those means of […]

Invoice Factoring or Discounting: What’s the Difference?

The rising popularity of invoice factoring as a no-fuss, no-muss funding source for businesses has spawned an entire industry of factoring companies offering a range of options to address the varying types, needs, and preferences of businesses. Two of the more popular options – invoice factoring and invoice discounting – are often mistaken for each […]