Summary: Information on business financing services and financial strategies for the funding needs of your firm when emergencies arise. Putting The ' Ding' In Fun When It Comes To A Financing Emergency.
Business financing services in Canada. That's where the Canadian business owner and financial manager looks when they need to quickly put the ' ding ' back in the fun; which equates to FUNDING of course!
We meet many clients who fortunately are doing a pretty good job of planning ahead for their financing needs. What they don't forsee is the unanticipated event that causes an immediate negative reaction in their cash flow and working capital funding needs. Just the other day we met with a client who had lost their major client. The problem? That represented 80% of all of their business. The adverse reaction? Well, you can pretty well feel the pain, but one immediate thing that happened was that their bank called their operating line of credit.
A lot of the points we'll make revolve around three areas, growing your business, generating profits, and just plain surviving! It's the goal of the owners and financial managers to keep cash flowing through all those periods, and each of them has their challenges.
It seems easy to prepare a cash flow forecast and get a strong sense of your inflows and outflows over time based on your own experience. But what will you do when the unexpected occurs: That might include:
Competitor issue re pricing/products
That's when things get exciting, in the worst way!
So how can the business owner plan for funding when an emergency situation occurs? To us it comes down to three elements:
1. Having a strong sense of the time it takes to search for funds - It just might be recommended that you always have an expert in Canadian business financing to talk to - even in the good times
2.Knowing what options are available - These might include a temporary bridge loan on unencumbered assets, a receivable finance strategy, Purchase order financing, an unsecured cash flow loan, and finally a monetization of any tax credits which can be financed. (Yes you can finance a SR&ED claim), and the sale leaseback of owned assets. Oh, and by the way, do you recall that client that had their chartered bank operating line of credit called - they are fully eligible for a non bank asset based line of credit?
3. Knowing that you do have a strategy to mobilize resources you are not using today. At this point you are no longer ' keeping score' in business; you're taking stock of all your financial resources in business assets, financing relationships, etc
Financial emergencies can happen to your company at any time. At that point you need to ensure you know what your resources are, what assets can be liquidated, and knowing you have alternative financial vehicles to cope with planned outflow of cash.
Seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can assist you with a financing emergency, or help you to avoid one!
7 Park Avenue Financial :
Business financing for Canadian Firms , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing , Equipment Leasing , franchise finance and Cdn. Tax Credit Finance . Founded 2004 - Completed in excess of 100 Million $ of financing for Canadian corporations .
7 Park Avenue Financial
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Direct Line = 416 319 5769
Office = 905 829 2653
Email = email@example.com
' Canadian Business Financing With The Intelligent Use Of Experience '
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.
Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.