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What funding options will help my business take on new contracts?
Winning a new contract is an exciting business opportunity, but it can be costly to fund the contract. Whether you have to buy more raw materials to fulfill an order or hire more employees, sometimes you need additional financing to take on a new contract.
Two flexible options that business owners can use are invoice factoring and a bank line of credit. Both of these lending options allow business owners to access a credit facility to support short-term funding needs. However, invoice factoring tends to be easier to be approved for than a bank line of credit.
Can I qualify for contract financing with poor credit?
Some types of contract financing lenders will approve business owners, even if they have bad credit or a bankruptcy. For example, an invoice factoring provider will often work with a business that has poor credit because they put more emphasis on the creditworthiness of the business’s customers, rather than the creditworthiness of the business itself. If you are concerned about not qualifying for financing, consider working with a factoring provider like altLINE to get the contract funding you need.
When will I receive the cash advance when utilizing government contract financing?
altLINE offers a type of government contract financing called invoice factoring. The application process for factoring through altLINE can be as quick as a few days (as long as you are prepared to submit an application and send over the necessary documents), and once you are approved, you can receive same-day funding.
Is government contract financing debt or a loan?
It depends on the type of government contract financing you receive. For example, an SBA loan or microloan would, in fact, be considered a loan, which is a form of debt. While a line of credit is not considered a loan, it is another type of debt. Invoice factoring, which is the type of government contract financing altLINE offers, is neither a loan nor a type of debt because you are not borrowing any money – instead, you are selling your unpaid invoices in exchange for a discounted cash advance.
What are the requirements to apply for government contract financing?
To apply for government contract financing through altLINE, you must complete an application, provide a list of your existing and potential customers whose invoices you plan on factoring, and share an accounts receivable aging report. To work with altLINE, you must be a B2B company (meaning your customers are other businesses – not consumers) and have no more than 2 personal bankruptcies.