WELCOME !

Thanks for dropping in for some hopefully great business info and on occasion some hopefully not too sarcastic comments on the state of Business Financing in Canada and what we are doing about it !

In 2004 I founded 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL. At that time I had spent all my working life, at that time - Over 30 years in Commercial credit and lending and Canadian business financing. I believe the commercial lending landscape has drastically changed in Canada. I believe a void exists for business owners and finance managers for companies, large and small who want service, creativity, and alternatives.

Every day we strive to consistently deliver business financing that you feel meets the needs of your business. If you believe as we do that financing solutions and alternatives exist for your firm we want to talk to you. Our purpose is simple: we want to deliver the best business finance solutions for your company.



Friday, October 16, 2020

Know How To Finance A Business ? Financing Choices Are About Timing And Strategy In Funding Choices












Properly Forecasting Your Business Finance Needs ?

Is there a right way and a wrong way to finance a business in Canada? We definitely think we can show you there is ... as well as pointing out those risks and benefits. And by the way, it is in fact possible to change horses in midstream to adapt to today’s changing times when it comes to business financing and your company.

 

WHAT TYPE OF FINANCING DO YOU NEED - SHORT TERM OR LONG TERM ?

 

As we have been prone to say lately the concept of ' term' is critical in both assessing and choosing the right business finance. By terms, we simply mean short, intermediate and long term, as all of those have a number of different implications.  And to compound the challenge for the business owner and manager both the type and  ' term ' of the financing can impact the amount of funds that flow in and out of your business.

 

FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN FINANCING

 

So what in fact are some of the things you need to consider when choosing a financing solution?  There are a number of factors, probably all as equally important. They include:

 

Cost/rates,

Amount of risk you are taking

How your overall business capital structure changes with any one particular sort of financing

What cash flow, working capital and profits that that financing will deliver... or take from your company!

 

It's easy sometimes to get confused about the timeframe when you're in the middle of searching for a finance decision. We meet and talk to many clients that are looking to solve an immediate problem and somehow miss considering the growth and future of their firm.  A simple example might be a banking arrangement - i.e. not considering whether you can live through the tough times based on covenants, guarantees and collaterals that you have either offered up or have been demanded of you.

PLAN YOUR CASH FLOW SHORTAGE !

 

One of the most proactive things the business owner/manager can do is to focus on planning to be short of cash and what solutions might be available. Why? Because cash flow shortfalls always happen, for pretty well everyone!

 

The toughest decision many business owners have to face if giving up equity and ownership of some sort in their business because debt levels are too high or the right financing is not available.

 

4 FINANCING SOLUTIONS YOU CAN ACCESS TODAY

 

So what are some of the short and intermediate financing solutions available - They include:

 

Supplier financing

Bank lines of credit

Receivable financing

Equipment leasing

 

DON'T OVERLOOK SUPPLIER FINANCING AND HOW IT AFFECTS CASH FLOW

 

Supplier financing is almost always overlooked when it comes to cash flow financing. Just negotiating better payment terms or taking supplier prompt pay discounts can save firms many thousands of dollars.

 

IS TRADITIONAL BANK FINANCING THE SOLUTION

 

Bank financing in Canada takes many forms - when you can achieve approval. Those forms include lines of credit, term loans and fixed asset financing for long-term assets.  

 

 We caution clients that the crux of the bank relationship should revolve around what you need to provide in the form of collateral, covenants, and reporting.  Many Canadian business owners simply don’t know that alternative financing for their businesses can in fact be arranged outside of Canadian chartered banks. While these solutions might be more expensive they solve problems!

CONCLUSION

What financing solution suits your business? Seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor today.

7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line = 416 319 5769



Email = sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com

Click Here For 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL website !




7 Park Avenue Financial provides value-added financing consultation for small and medium-sized businesses in the areas of cash flow, working capital, and debt financing.



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.


' 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. He is an experienced

business financing consultant

.

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 financing 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.


Click here for the business finance track record of 7 Park Avenue Financial






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<title>Know How To Finance A Business ? Financing Choices Are About Timing And Strategy In Funding Choices


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Purchasing A Company? Buying A Business In Canada Without Overpaying With These Tools!



 





 

 

Quality Decision Making When Financing And Buying  A business In Canada  

 

How To Not Overpay When Purchasing Company Buying Business Acquisition Finance

 


Purchasing a business in Canada, along with financing it always makes more sense when you feel you have paid the right price for an existing business purchase. One of the biggest business news stories in the world in the last couple of days was the discovery, apparently, that one of the largest technology firms in the world had (massively) overpaid for the business.

 

HOW CAN YOU ENSURE THE RIGHT PURCHASE  PRICE WITHOUT TAKING ON UNDUE RISK

 

  Accusations from both sides, surprisingly, abound. And much of those accusations are pointed at the legal and accounting firms that helped with the transaction. And we have met our share of clients who are struggling and wrestling with the financing they need based on having purchased a company at the wrong price, thereby incurring a lot of debt in the process... unnecessary debt! In some cases, the valuation of intellectual property of some sort might be the challenge.

 

As we can imagine, it's safe to say the  ' financial fur ' is flying! How then can Canadian business owners and financial managers protect themselves from these types of valuation mistakes when buying a business? Especially when they don't have access to all those high priced lawyers, accountants and valuation consultants. Those legal , tax and accounting issues around a business acqusition are important and many business owners don't have the expertise and resources in these key areas.

 

USING COMMON SENSE BASIC FINANCIAL TOOLS TO EVALUATE THE ACQUISITION

 

What to look for in financial statements when buying a business? The reality is that there are a number of common-sense financial tools that you can in fact use when buying a business and arranging acquisition finance.  And they come at almost no cost! It's all about examining some very basic relationships around how a company operates, and these techniques could save you thousands/ millions.

 

TAKE A STRONG LOOK AT THE RECEIVABLES TO SALES RATIO

 

A large part of the financing you need to purchase a business revolves around the relationship of accounts receivable and inventory to sales. When you learn to interpret these properly you are well ahead of the game, and hopefully, your valuation and financing will make a lot more sense.

 

When you have a strong handle on the size of A/R and inventory to sales the financing you may need to finance the acquisition will simply make a lot more sense.

 

Let's take a look at A/R first. Most business owners know that they can measure the general health and quality of their receivables via a calculation known as DSO - Days sales outstanding. This measurement will basically tell you two things - the quality of credit that you are extending to clients and the difficulty or mismanagement that you are experiencing in collecting that sale. Pretty important stuff from a basic calculation, and as far as we have read that’s one of the key issues in that breaking news story we talked about vis a vis out tech giant’s acquisition.

 

ARE INVENTORY TURNS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
 

Taking a hard look at the inventory situation simply allows you to determine if inventory is in fact being moved out of your current assets into the sales and receivables accounts.


How does the business acquirer then use this information to get a strong handle on sales, collections and inventory management? It's a lot simpler than you think, and the reality is that you can even use this simple calculation to monitor your own management effectiveness. Simply construct a basic chart that shows over any specific period of time your sales, A/R and inventory amounts. Monitor and analyze the relationships of these balances.

 

EXAMPLE OF THE A/R TO SALES RATIO

 

Example? No problem. Let's say sales go up 17% and you notice that A/R has now gone up 35%... with inventory going down by 5%. Is this bad, good, or who cares? The reality is that when you spend some time and also track the data you will see that in certain cases the numbers are out of whack, thereby identifying potential problems in A/R and inventory valuation.

 

It's up to you as the buyer to ask the right questions then. It's all about due diligence!

 

In the case of our recent major news story, the accusation seems to revolve around exactly the example we have provided - i.e. the cash conversion cycle slowing down because of sales behaviour as it relates to A/R and inventory.

 

Is our calculation the be-all and end all? Definitely not, but it also seems like it could have worked quite well for our Tech giants analysis team, as that seems to have been the problem.

 

Finally, all sorts of other issues need to be looked at also, they might include revenue recognition, expenses, accounting policy changes... and on it goes.

 

CONCLUSION

 

Entrepreneurs and current business owners look to buying an existing business for many reasons, one of which is simply that there is a general perception that it entails more risk than starting a business from the startup stage. The ability to acquire a business that is generating revenues and acceptable profits is a temptation for many business people. We looked at the a/r to sales ratio as one example of evaluating a business - you also want to make sure that those same customer generating sales revenue will keep buying after the business transition.

 

Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can assist you in acquisition finance if your goal is to buy a business in the SME sector of Canada - small business acquisitions done right!

 


7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line = 416 319 5769



Email = sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com

Click Here For 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL website !




7 Park Avenue Financial provides value-added financing consultation for small and medium-sized businesses in the areas of cash flow, working capital, and debt financing.



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.


' 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. He is an experienced

business financing consultant

.

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 financing 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.


Click here for the business finance track record of 7 Park Avenue Financial








7 Park Avenue Financial/Copyright/2020


<title>How To Not Overpay When Purchasing Company Buying Business Acquisition Finance


Monday, October 12, 2020

Business Financing Change? Let Asset Based Change Your Outlook On The Business Credit Line











Upgrade from an 8 Track Mindset to IPOD Via Changing Times In Canadian Business!    



 


When it comes to business financing in Canada what would you do if you could take one of your finance alternatives and take it from the days of  8 track players into the world of iPods and all the other technology we have access today.  Talk about a change in speed and features and ease of doing business, not to mention more for your buck!

 

AN ASSET BASED CREDIT LINE IS THE NON BANK ALTERNATIVE FOR A LINE OF CREDIT

 

That's the analogy we're using today for the Asset based credit line, which is a non-bank business finance alternative that provides your company with cash flow and working capital in a manner similar to a Chartered bank business line of credit. But there are significant differences in how these asset based lending lines of credit facilities are obtained and how they work. Let's examine some of those key differences as they affect account receivable, inventory and fixed asset borrowing.

Asset based lenders can also include real estate assets into the borrowing mix, providing even more liquidity.

 

CREDIT LINES FACILITIES ' REVOLVE'

 

When we compare how facilities such as this operate it's all about  ' revolving ‘. The analogy to your personal lines of credit in your own life isn’t far off here. So if the bank facility and the ABL (asset-based lending credit line ) fluctuate in the same manner, what’s the difference our clients can be forgiven for asking?

 

HOW ASSET BASED CREDIT LINES ARE MARGINED FOR BORROWING PURPOSES

 

One of those key differences simply boils down to the availability of funds, because you are in effect borrowing against the whole asset base of your company. To be clearer, most bank facilities focus on conservative margins of 75% of accounts receivable and an even more conservative margining of your inventory. The asset-based business facility typically lends at 90% of your receivable, and anywhere from   25-60% of the inventory and other assets such as equipment. Margining assets for more borrowing power is what asset based loans are about.

Borrowing approval is typically recalculated every month via what asset based lenders call a borrowing certificate.

 

THE DIFFERENCE IN BANK CREDIT FACILITIES AND THE ' ABL '

How then does the asset based lending lender take comfort in offering your firm so much more liquidity? They do that by utilizing two techniques that are typically ignored by the Canadian chartered bank credit facility. Those two asset based loan  techniques are :

 

Due diligence on the valuation of assets

More extensive monthly reporting requirement

 

   But those two techniques deliver because we have often seen clients go anywhere from 50-100% in total additional borrowing power. Talk about a potential liquidity explosion in your firm.

 

So why isn't every business borrower in Canada utilizing asset based financing? We wonder about that one a lot also! but the reality is that this method of revolving business credit is, on balance relatively new in Canada, having come to us from our good friends in the U.S. . Some estimates in the U.S. place asset-based lending at 30-40% of all borrowing activity if you can believe that.

 

4 TYPES OF BUSINESSES THAT UTILIZED ASSET BASED CREDIT LINES

 

Is the Asset Based Credit Line for your firm? It certainly covers all categories, including firms who are in the following phases of their existence:

 

Start up's

Fast Growth

Special Situations

Firms currently in Special Loans

Companies with solid credit but who are unable to access the full amount of financing they need from our Chartered banks can finance the balance sheet with asset loans.

 

CONCLUSION

 

Whether you are a small business or a larger corporation seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can help you determine the benefits of the asset based financing  ABL credit facility as they relate to your firm's cash flow needs. Let this facility, as in our analogy; take you from 8 Track to IPOD...quickly. Asset based lending works!

 

7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line = 416 319 5769



Email = sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com

Click Here For 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL website !




7 Park Avenue Financial provides value-added financing consultation for small and medium-sized businesses in the areas of cash flow, working capital, and debt financing.



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.


' 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. He is an experienced

business financing consultant

.

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 financing 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.


Click here for the business finance track record of 7 Park Avenue Financial








7 Park Avenue Financial/Copyright/2020

Business Financing Change? Let Asset Based Change Your Outlook On The Business Credit Line


Friday, October 9, 2020

How To Untangle Your Business Financing Via ABL Capital






 

 

 



Overcome Business Line Of Credit Finance Hurdles! It’s Changing Times In Business Finance. Here’s One Reason Why!
 

Is ABL capital a solid or maybe your ‘best choice’ when it comes to untangling the challenges your business faces when it comes to a comprehensive business line of credit?  We think it's a solid finance solution and many industry experts agree. Here is why!

 

WHAT IS  ' ABL' IN  BUSINESS FINANCING?

 

What is ABL? .... which of course stands for asset based lending. We ask that question only because it, and other terms such as ' cash flow ' mean different things to different people. In our terms, it is a total solution business line of credit that allows you to borrow against your  accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, and even real estate, all within one revolving facility. It is as simple as that.

 

THE ABL BUSINESS FINANCE SOLUTION VERSUS BUSINESS BANKING CREDIT VIA A CHARTERED BANK

 

It's really a total solution that, in effect, is an ' evolution ' in the concept of the asset-based line of credit.  For the asset based lending company, your new partner in business banking it's all about the balance sheet. That is of course compared to Canadian commercial business banking, where it’s all about the balance sheet... and your cash flow statement, and your income statement... and your personal guarantees.  In  ABL it's all about accounts receivable, inventory, fixed assets, and real estate.  Purchase order finance solutions can also be combined into a total overall financing solution for those firms taking on larger orders and contracts that otherwise might not be financeable.

 

Those of course are what drive Canadian business banking rates to be so low and so great... if you can access them! The asset based loan solution comes with a higher cost of financing via interest rates but provides you with that much more liquidity.

 

IS YOUR FIRM CURRENTLY ' UNBANKABLE' FOR YOUR BUSINESS CREDIT NEEDS?

 

If we had to line up the different companies that access ABL capital via asset based lending  it's a diverse group - its larger firms that are very bankable but can access more capital at better rates, all the way down to startups with a more limited financial history, at the same time having assets that can be financed.

 

We are pretty sure this doesn't exist in Canada, we certainly haven’t seen it yet, but in the U.S. there is a huge ABL capital market known as ' Second Lien '. Under these facilities, the asset based lender sits on top of the senior bank facility, in 2nd position, and advances even more against the total assets already being financed by the bank.  Surely that is one reason why our banking and lending practices are much more conservative in the world marketplace - we don't lend twice against the same asset!!

 

FIXED ASSETS AND EVEN REAL ESTATE CAN BE INCLUDED IN YOUR CREDIT LINE!

 

When we sit down and talk with clients about what can be financed and how its often practical to finance current asset accounts such as a/r and inventory via an asset based lending ' ABL' line of credit, while at the same time financing the equipment and other fixed assets under a separate facility with a finance partner/lender who has an appetite for those type of assets. That total combination of two facilities gives our client a lower ' blended cost ' of funds and at the same time increases borrowing power - talk about a ' double whammy '! Asset-based lending rates are higher thank bank financing but it becomes a question of access to capital versus cost of capital for funding and growing your business.

 

 

WHY IS THE ABL CREDIT FACILITY SO POPULAR

 

What made asset-based finance popular in Canada when it comes to business owners and financial managers seeking solid biz credit facilities?  A lot of it revolves around 2008/2009 when financial markets went awry and thousands of Canadian businesses started to investigate alternative methods of financing their business. And ABL sure was one of them. And let's not even talk about Pandemics.

 

And the irony in the above? Simply that companies that even theoretically qualified for more traditional financing could not get it... enter the ABL facility! It's a new kind of line of credit.

 

So is there a trend emerging in the  Canadian business line of credit offerings? We think there is. In the U.S. experts confirmed that even back to  2011 and continuing in popularity to today asset-based credit lines almost doubled. We think it did, perhaps somewhat less so, but clearly the emergence of a new trend via asset-based lending banks and independent non-bank commercial finance companies

CONCLUSION

If your company is looking to grow (or just survive) investigate the benefits of ABL capital and asset loans for working capital,  making you a more effective competitor. Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can assist you in making the right decision with the right type of facility.

7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line = 416 319 5769



Email = sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com

Click Here For 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL website !




7 Park Avenue Financial provides value-added financing consultation for small and medium-sized businesses in the areas of cash flow, working capital, and debt financing.



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.


' 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. He is an experienced

business financing consultant

.

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 financing 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.


Click here for the business finance track record of 7 Park Avenue Financial








7 Park Avenue Financial/Copyright/2020

How To Untangle Your Business Financing Via ABL Capital. Overcome Business Line Of Credit Finance Hurdles!


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

What Type Of Asset Finance Is The Lubricant To Growth Financing In Canada? Financial Assets Are Critical To Business Success










 

Let’s play the Match Game Of Asset Finance In Canada 


 

Growth financing in Canada.   As if keeping your business alive as a Canadian business owner or financial manager wasn't enough, what about all the growth financing challenges you have to face?!

 

There probably are thousands of businesses in Canada who are either content to stay roughly the same size, or, at the opposite end of the spectrum, want their business financial assets to grow, but just don't know how,  or where to turn to.  Businesses in the SME sector in Canada are sometimes quite happy to put those earned profits regularly back in the bank accounts of their owners. That’s ok, for course, just not complementary to a growth strategy.

 

As we said though, many firms wish to capitalize on asset finance solutions in Canada to add assets to their business open a new location, buy a competitor, even in some cases franchise their business model.

FINANCING IS THE LUBRICANT FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

So if it is true that financing is the key ' lubricant ' in that growth financing depends on, and if the business owners don't have the ability to fund their firm personally, what are in fact the options? In reality, there are more than you think!

 

Naturally, early-stage start-up firms in Canada though do in fact rely on initial owner equity. But sooner or later you need growth financing of financial assets for key investments in office space, software, computers, and other infrastructure and business model assets.

 

We never fail, or at least try not to fail at pointing out to business owners/managers that internal cash flow generated from asset turnover is a key to growth finance.  It's just that they are never enough!  And if you're not big enough to go public yet, or engineer a reverse takeover then financing financial assets is in fact going to be a key driver in your revenue and profit growth.

MATCHING ASSET TO THE RIGHT BUSINESS FINANCING SOLUTION IS KEY TO FINANCIAL SUCCESS

Here though we are at a key point in the juncture of your firm. Because here's where mistakes are made, we’re referring to the sometimes inability of the business owner/manager to match the right assets with the right type of financing.  So a very key point is in fact that you should be financing receivables, inventories, and tax credits with short term financing vehicles in Canada.

 

Those solutions include : 

 

Bank lines of credit

Receivable finance

Inventory finance

Asset-based non-bank lines of credit 

Purchase order/supply chain financing

 
Longer-term assets should be financed with :

 

Term loans

Equipment leases

Secured or unsecured cash flow loans (unsecured is best!), etc.

CONCLUSION

If you wish to match the right assets you have, or need, with the right type of financing seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing expert today.

 

P.S. That is of course only if you want to grow your business!

 

 


7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line = 416 319 5769



Email = sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com

Click Here For 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL website !




7 Park Avenue Financial provides value-added financing consultation for small and medium-sized businesses in the areas of cash flow, working capital, and debt financing.



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.


' 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. He is an experienced

business financing consultant

.

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 financing 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.


Click here for the business finance track record of 7 Park Avenue Financial








7 Park Avenue Financial/Copyright/2020

What Type Of Asset Finance Is The Lubricant To Growth Financing In Canada? Financial Assets Are Critical To Business Success

Saturday, October 3, 2020

A Stunning Claim? You Made A Big Financing Mistake By Not Considering An ABL Lender!














How dare us. Are we actually saying you, the Canadian business owner of financial manager don’t know how to run your business? Not really! Our point is that you in fact may have missed one of the most solid strategies out there today when it comes to business loan financing. Simply speaking, if you haven't looked at an ABL lender for asset based finance business lines of credit, you just may be missing the boat when it comes to an asset based loan.

 

BUSINESS REFINANCING IS A CHALLENGE

 

We do think we can relate to the Canadian business owner though because we're the first to acknowledge that refinancing your business, in good times or bad is both a challenge and concern to the owner/manager. ABL lending is the solution that just might work!

 

U.S. AND CANADA SIMILAR GROWTH IN ABL LENDING

 

Whether you like it or not we often, in Canada, get our business trends from the U.S.  (We’re not necessarily thanking them for the 2008 worldwide implosion), and in the states, asset based lending drives a huge amount of business financing. So, we should at least look into that, right?

 

WHAT IS THE  ABL LENDING ASSET BASED LOAN  SOLUTION AND WILL IT SOLVE CASH / WORKING CAPITAL CHALLENGES

 

When we talk to clients about asset-based financing their business initial conversations focus on two areas - first of all, a definition of the subject, and secondly where ABL fits in the cash flow solution.

 

In terms of our subject matter let’s get straight on a definition in asset based loans. We're talking about what some call a  ' comprehensive ' ABL lending loan , that is to say, it is in fact one business financing revolving line of credit facility that lumps together accounts receivable , inventory/finished goods/work in progress,  fixed assets, and even real estate if your firm has that, into the mix. Real estate in ABL typically means owner-occupied and owned premises.

 

And where then does ABL lending  fit? That’s the good news, as it fits... everywhere. This type of business financing facility can function as a business line of credit, it can be used to purchase another firm via the other firm's asset base, and it is more often than not used to replace or pay out a bank facility when that isn’t working for the client.  Bottom line, a true business catch-all!

WHO USES ABL?

So who uses asst based lending ABL? That’s probably one of the biggest surprises to clients when we put forth an asset based  ABL lender solution. Why? Because what form of finance can be used from start-up to the world's largest corporations. Certainly, none that we are aware of.  Although not widely publicized, many of the world’s largest and most successful corporations utilize ABL as an alternative to traditional bank financing. It classic balance sheet finance 101 with a focus on .. Assets!

 

Cost is always a discussion point when you consider a new form of daily financing for your firm. Here you need some clarity, because asset based business credit lines are cheaper than bank facilities, and they are also more expensive.  What drives your final cost is your overall creditworthiness, the size of the facility, the level of accounts receivable and inventories, and who you are dealing with. That's the quick answer to ' whets my rate '?

 

So what do you need to really consider when it comes to assessing a new business line of credit asset based solution?

 

KEY AREAS REQUIRING FOCUS IN YOUR ABL LENDING DECISION VIA ASSET BASED LENDERS

 

Some key areas to focus on / explore and discuss are:

 

What are the direct advantages of ABL working capital solutions?  (More borrowing power)

 

Can both private and public companies use it? (Answer - yes!)

 

How does the facility operate on a daily basis different from a bank line re: access to cash flow  - (it doesn't)

 

Does ABL deliver more cash to my business (yes, 99.999999% of the time?)

CONCLUSION

Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor on why this solution for daily financing of your company... works

 

7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line = 416 319 5769



Email = sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com

Click Here For 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL website !




7 Park Avenue Financial provides value-added financing consultation for small and medium-sized businesses in the areas of cash flow, working capital, and debt financing.



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.


' 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. He is an experienced

business financing consultant

.

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 financing 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.


Click here for the business finance track record of 7 Park Avenue Financial




 

 
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ABL Lender Business Financing Asset Based

Friday, October 2, 2020

Got Cash Flow In The Cross Hairs? The Agony And Ecstasy of Working Capital And Lending Solutions In Canada!





 

 

 

 

 It’s Changing Times In Canadian Business Finance!

 

Has your firm got cash flow in the crosshairs? Confused about that ' working capital formula ' you keep hearing about.

 

For many Canadian business owners and financial managers, it's clear - something isn’t working.  Business seems kind of back to the usual collapses (of everything), pandemics included, and the average SME business owner and financial manager find they have less working capital and lending solutions available than they had in the past.

 

DO YOUR COMPANY  HAVE ACCESS TO BUSINESS CREDIT AND WORKING CAPITAL CASH FLOW SOLUTIONS

 

Industry experts point out that the actual access to business credit and cash flow solutions is more and more a great predictor of survival.

 

Naturally, our banks and major financial firms have websites and advertisements that indicate they are providing more credit to great companies like yours. Sorry for the sarcasm...

 

It's no secret that lending standards are tighter than in the past, there are certainly not a lot of looser credit standards and criteria these days.

 

Here's a big irony - a large number of businesses in Canada actually run their businesses on credit cards - both business, and... You guessed it, personal. Working capital providers looking at loans for startups also place a certain emphasis on the credit profile and management experience of the owner/owners.

 

THE DANGERS OF MIXING PERSONAL CREDIT AND BUSINESS CREDIT

 

The one danger there of course is that the owner’s personal financial life is significantly mixed into the business. Banks are a good example of placing a strong emphasis on an owner's ' credit score ' . In general, that's not a good thing. One study in the states indicated that business owners seem to squeeze about 5k of revenue out of every 1k they spend via business credit cards... it could be worse we guess. All of a sudden that 0% interest rate on a new card must seem tempting we suppose.

 

In a perfect world (and we know it isn't) you want your company to be able to have enough cash for all your business needs, all the time. That’s of course where the imperfect world comes in.

 

What really happens is that you spend a lot of cash sometimes, and in those good months you receive a lot of cash from clients for goods and services delivered... For start-up firms or companies with a lot of seasonality in their business, it's even a rockier road.

 

If the business owner and financial manager track 'the numbers' over time he or she will find that at times when they have high inventories and receivables they are generally running out of much-needed working capital/cash flow.

 

MAINTAINING A BALANCE IN YOUR CASH FLOW NEEDS

 

Here's a fundamental concept that every business needs to get a handle on: You can raise cash flow by drawing down all the cash you have in the bank, borrowing via lending solutions - short term or otherwise, or raise additional owner equity. But you can’t keep doing any one of those all the time!! There needs to be a balance and a strong look at why you are always running low on cash.

 

Is there a most recommended way to access cash flow? More often than not it’s an internal solution, reducing A/R and inventory and managing payables carefully.

 

9 SOLUTIONS TO BUSINESS CAPITAL WORKING CAPITAL / CASH FLOW

Great lending solutions for your cash needs both traditional and alternative and  include:

 

A/R Financing


Inventory Loans


Access to Canadian bank loans/line of credit


Non bank asset based lines of credit


SR&ED Tax credit financing


Equipment / fixed asset financing


Cash flow loans


Royalty finance solutions


Government Of Canada Small Business Loan Program  - The Guaranteed federal business loan

 

CONCLUSION

 

Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can assist you in your business financing needs.

 

7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line = 416 319 5769



Email = sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com

Click Here For 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL website !




7 Park Avenue Financial provides value-added financing consultation for small and medium-sized businesses in the areas of cash flow, working capital, and debt financing.



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.


' 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. He is an experienced

business financing consultant

.

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 financing 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.


Click here for the business finance track record of 7 Park Avenue Financial



 

 
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