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.



Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The ‘ 411 ‘ On Working Capital Finance In Canada - Cash Financing Loans And Solutions















Canadian Working Capital Financing Alternatives


Information on working capital finance solutions in Canada . How can you measure your cash flow financing needs and why types of loans and facilities work to solve working capital challenges





You're a Canadian business owner or financial manager... you've just dialed ' 411' for info on working capital financing ! What alternatives, types of loans and cash flow financing are available for your firm?

Let's discuss your question, with a focus on ' solutions ‘! Before getting to our answer let’s all agree it’s important to understand the question and subject. Our terms of reference are simple today - operating liquidity - it's the other half of working capital, balanced also by your fixed assets as part of your total equity structure.

But enough finance and accounting lingo... as a business owner you well know that you have have lots of sales, assets, and still be struggling everyday to meet your current obligations of payables, salaries and wages, lease and loan payments, etc. I

If you weren’t struggling you've solved your working capital and cash flow challenges, but we're assuming you haven’t, that’s why you're here.

If you have access to bank credit ( many small and medium size firms either don't , or don't have enough ) you r banker defines positive working capital finance as the difference between your cash , receivables, and inventory subtracted from your payables and other short term obligations .

But can a firm or business have negative working capital... actually yes. If you are a retail oriented business, or have very short credit terms and turn inventory and sales quickly you actually are winning, not losing. You have negative working capital but have won the cash flow game... essentially you collect quicker than you owe, so to speak.

We encounter many clients that have retail or service oriented businesses but still have cash flow challenges, mostly around growth. A unique new working capital loan solution called the Merchant Cash Advance small business loan is a great way to solve that cash flow financing challenge - so check it out.

What are the solutions to the management though of positive working capital - its a bit of a misnomer because when you think about it the more positive working capital you have ( i.e. inventory and receivables are growing ) the more cash strapped you are

The more common solution clients consider is simply ' bank credit ' - i.e. traditional financing. If you want to know if you qualify for bank financing for operating lines of credit financing you should ensure your firm is profitable, is perceived as stable and growing .. and your balance sheet ratios should be in order . Thousands of firms cant meet those fairly simply tests. Whats the solution?

If your cash conversion cycle (the time it takes a dollar to flow through your company) is high you need a working capital facility that finances both your inventory and A/R. For large firms an asset based line of credit is a working capital operating loan that makes total sense. The majority of these types of facilities are non bank in nature, and offered by specialized finance firms that specialize in cash flow solutions. Oh, and by the way, a lot of those ' bank requirements' we spoke of don’t apply when you consider an asset based line of credit - Why... simply because the focus is on your assets - inventory, receivables, and in some cases your ability to borrow against fixed assets.

The main offerings of Canadian working capital financing are asset based lines of credit, inventory and A/R working capital facilities, as well as receivable financing, augmented in some cases by purchase order or inventory financing. These solutions typically are outside of bank financing, come with a higher cost, but provide thousands of Canadian firms with all the financing they need to grow sales and profits . If utilized properly you have the ability to significantly reduce the costs associated with these types of financing.

So whats our bottom line advice on the information you asked for on working capital and solutions available in the Canadian marketplace. Simply that you need to understand your firms unique operating and cash flow requirements, you have to be able to have some sort of measurement on whether you are winning or losing (the cash conversion cycle formula works best - check it out) and finally you need to be able to seek out and work with a trusted, experienced and credible Canadian business financing advisor to keep you falling off the slippery slope of working capital financial pressures.


7 Park Avenue Financial :

South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line
= 416 319 5769

Office = 905 829 2653

Email
= sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com


Click here for 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com



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.
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.






Sunday, July 29, 2018

Finance Challenges ? Why An ABL Lender Has Your Canadian Financing Challenge Solved ! An Asset Lending Loan













Business Line Of Credit ? – Why ABL is the Answer !




Information on ABL lending and financing in Canada . Why this type of finance loan is saving thousands of companies everyday . An Asset based lender can solve your cash flow challenges





Seems strange, don’t you think ? That the same type of financing that could be a solution for taking your company out of special loans might be the same one that can handle your growth financing needs ?

We are talking about ABL - the finance acronym for ' asset based lending ‘. ABL lending is a powerful financing loan (not really a loan per se) but we will get back to that) offered by a unique type of lender in the Canadian marketplace.

How unique are those lenders - we think very! And we're going to demonstrate why, right about now!

ABL lending and financing is a financing facility that is set up to monetize or cash flow your assets. The closest comparison we can offer you to this type of financing is that it is comparable to a Canadian chartered bank operating line of credit and financing facility. But boy are they different.

Your ABL lender sets up a monetization of all your business assets, but typically the key assets are receivables, inventory, and occasionally complimented by equipment and real estate if those latter two are applicable. We can hear you already, because we have heard it from clients a thousand times ' But why is that different from a bank line of credit?"

The answer is simply, the total focus and amount of the facility is actually based on your total assets, and their current values. Bank operating lines on the other hand are pre set limits that are significantly focused on financial ratio, loan covenants, tangible net worth, and outside guarantees and equity. What a difference, right?

So is ABL lending better? Ours is to inform, yours is to decide - but abl financing optimizes the amount of financing you can achieve to the max. It is set up as a base of all your assets, with yourself drawing against those assets on a daily basis. That of course matches perfectly the needs of your company, i.e. the daily inflows , outflows, special bulge needs, large new contracts, overcoming slow collection challenges, etc .

Because the abl solution is always focused on your total asset picture it in effect optimizes your total available working capital. We think you're getting the picture. And getting back to that always comparison against a chartered bank facility your borrowings on a daily basis are managed much in the same way - you use those same established ' borrowing base certificates ' that allow you to drawn down on cash flow and working capital on an ongoing basis.

The bottom line -as sales grow and you generate receivable sand inventory your abl loan financing fluctuates to turn your company into a true cash flow machine.

Some of the key issues you need to address in choosing the ' perfect ' ABL lender are as follows - the size of the facility, what information is required of your firm to set up the facility ( appraisals and operating audits are required ) , the timeline to set up the facility ( typically 2- 7 weeks depending on size and your reporting capability ) and issues such as cost and ongoing reporting and monitoring .

In the U.S. stats show that almost 30% of firms use some form of abl lending and loan financing to finance their firms. We are pretty sure the numbers in Canada are lower, but we sure do think you should determine if this type of financing is your total solution to business finance challenges. Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor about solving your cash flow challenges - today!



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



Direct Line = 416 319 5769

Office = 905 829 2653


Email = sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com


Click here for 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL


http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com



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.
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.









Friday, July 27, 2018

The SR&ED Bridge Loan – The ‘ Hushed Truth ‘ On ( SR ED )SRED Tax Credit Financing Loans In Canada
















SR&ED ( SRED ) Finance is… Alive and Kicking!



Information on the SR&ED bridge loan in Canada. SRED Tax credit financing is a valuable way to enhance cash flow. SR&ED loans were and are available during recent program changes





The SR&ED bridge loan in Canada. Did it almost become a hushed secret at a timer when the very existence of the SRED tax credit seemed in doubt?


The real secret of SRED loans in Canada is that they were available for your tax credit prior to the current budget, and, guess what. ? .... They remain in place today for your tax credit financing strategy!


Most Canadian business owners who utilize the SR&ED program in Canada were keenly aware that the very existence of the tax credit seemed in doubt in 2012 - That concern is long since gone!!!


Well, the dust has settled and if we had to say there was a general consensus we would have to say that in general there's a status quo around the program. Many firms who felt they would do ' better' or ' worse ' under the new changes are finding that it’s a case of ' it depends ' - so it could have been a lot worse.


Thousands of Canadian businesses received Billions of dollars every year under the program, the formal name of course being Scientific Research & Experimental Development. Hence SR&ED. Your firm’s ability to demonstrate you have improved a process or processes, or come up with new technology or software qualified you for Sred.


We’re e not ( fortunately ?) accountants , we're financiers, so we'll let you talk to your SRED consultant or advisor on the various rates changes that took place, some up, some down , under the program . We would note that the biggest change seems to be the fact that capital expenditures don't qualify under the program, but salaries and materials and portions of your overhead still qualify.


We'd love to take a poll one day on how many Canadian firms know that SR&ED Tax Credit Financing exists in Canada. We'd venture to say is clearly the majority, not the minority. So if we had to reveal that ' hushed secret ' on this major Canadian tax credit incentive it's simply ' Hey, you've got an options on your SR&ED tax credit .. You can wait for months, or much longer for you refund cheq. . OR ... you can finance your claim.


If you do have a claim that's prepared by an experienced and credible SRED consultant that claim can easily be financed. The basic rules around that are as follows - The SR ED bridge loan gives you approximately 70% of the face value of your claim. No payments are made during the loan period - at final approval and payment of your claim by Ottawa and the province you receive your remaining 30%, less financing costs, a simple application and you ability to provide the SRED tax credit as collateral is all that’s required.


So is SRED dead? It looks like it isn’t. We can hear the sigh of relief among all those SR&ED consultants who provide the majority of the writes ups on claims in Canada.


And, don’t forget. SRED tax credit financing loans are here today, they were here yesterday, and they will be here tomorrow.


Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor on help for SR ED bridge loans for working capital and cash flow for your Canadian firm.






7 Park Avenue Financial :

South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line = 416 319 5769

Office = 905 829 2653

Email = sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com



http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com


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.
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.




Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Looking For Working Capital And Business Capital In Canada ? Commercial Lending Isn’t What You Think













Cash Flow Financing Decisions , and Alternatives!

Information on working capital financing in Canada . What type of commercial lending will deliver on business capital you need for growth and cash flow survival







Having a closed mind on achieving working capital and business capital financing via commercial lending just might not be the best thing .

Let's focus in on working capital financing and talk specifically about the type of cash flow solution that might best suit your business - which you haven’t even considered!

No one is disagreeing with you that Canadian business financing solutions aren’t difficult to achieve, yet alone envision. By itself working capital and cash flow financing is more unsecured from a finance firm or lenders position. So exactly how do you go about financing your business and determining what, in today’s challenging environment ( post 2008-2009 ) are the best solutions for business capital?

When you think about it, its really all about your cash cycle, how funds flow through your business and historically how your business has operated with this ' cash cycle ' in mind . Every business, or rather industry, seems to have a little bit of its own nuances.

And if you are a service focused business then the receivables you generated pose an even more of a required focus as we need to determine how you will use working capital financing to finance business operations. That is not to say that service type businesses cant be financed, it just becomes a question of securing financing that meets your specific needs - as the financial folks would say , you business is not capital or asset intensive - yet you still require cash flow financing - as your sales grow your receivables and operational needs grow also.

So let’s get to the nub of our discussion, what are the solutions available for working capital in the current Canadian commercial lending environment?

If you are more of a service business ( i.e. not capital intensive - example = mfg ) and can demonstrate on going recurring sales and receivables you are a prime candidate for a receivable financing facility . Our favorite and in fact recommending is a confidential invoice discounting/financing facility. This type of commercial lending facility is generally available through what we call non banks - i.e. private independent finance companies. It allows you to generate cash flow and working capital as you generate sales, and you can then focus on meeting your obligations of staffing and operations prior to collecting from clients. You also do this on a confidential basis, i.e. there is no notification to your client basis, as is the case with more traditional receivable financing.

Firms that are more asset intensive need to consider ABL facilities ( asset based lending ) that provide a combo of inventory, a/r and equipment financing that is margined ( on a daily basis !) to give you all the cash flow and business capital you need . Canadian businesses know only too well that lengthy collection periods can become the death of their business.

Also in many cases the amount of receivable financing you need simply isn’t always available from Canadian chartered banks - we meet many clients who have some commercial lending from banks, but it never seems to be enough when you are in growth mode or experiencing some sort of other business challenge. This then forces the Canadian business owner and financial manager to assess options that you don’t necessarily have to consider, i.e. getting in additional equity and diluting your ownership.

In summary , yes we agree its complicated - term loans, asset based loans, invoice discounting facilities, unsecured cash flow financing ... a lot of considerations . And which one is truly best for your firm. As we've said it might not be as complicated as you think .Speak to a trusted credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor to understand the best solution and the cost and ramifications of commercial lending that makes sense for your firm.




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



Direct Line = 416 319 5769

Office = 905 829 2653



Email = sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com

<a href=" http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com "> Click here for 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com


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.
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.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Canadian Business Loan Financing : Pain or Pleasure ? Mastering Finance Success With Equipment Lease Companies



















Equipment Leasing Success Strategies



Information on equipment lease companies in Canada and how to maximize asset acquisition business financing success via leasing and equipment loan strategies that work to your competitive advantage




You've been there before. Does this sound familiar? You need to acquire costly assets for your company and don't want to utilize your cash reserves of business operating credit to acquire asset financing.

Yes of course you could get a traditional term loan via your chartered bank, but if you are a small or medium sized business and unable to access term financing what are your available options? The answer is a business financing lease loan via Canadian equipment lease companies.

Why are some firms successful in both obtaining approval for their leased asset needs, and at the same time seemingly able to get the payments they want to sustain their cash flow and working capital.

Let's examine some key info, strategies, tips, and types of solutions available to Canadian business owners and financial managers.

You will find first of all, and this is a key driver in business financing and equipment leasing... that approval for your transaction is much easier to obtian than other types of asset finance. Most business owners don’t understand the very simple process involved in acquiring asset financing via equipment lease companies in Canada. To prove our point it’s simply a fact that in North America Billions, yes billions of dollars of assets are lease financed.

A typical approval process is simply a standard credit application, appropriate financial disclosure, and a copy of a quote or invoice from your chosen vendor. It's as simple as that. Naturally the larger the transaction size the more info you might have to provide re financial statements, etc.

Many businesses aren’t aware that a huge part of the equipment lease industry in Canada utilizes whats known as an ' app only ' approval process, with you as a business owner providing only a standard application, with most approvals done via automatic scoring, via the lessors ' point system ' criteria around your years in business , payment record to suppliers , etc.

You have truly mastered equipment lease business financing when you fully comprehend the fact that almost any asset, even some intangibles (i.e. software) can be financed. Its
when you make your lease and loan finance decision a part of your overall long term financing strategy that you suddenly realize that every asset that is both costly and depreciates probably makes sense in your overall lease financing strategy .

Successful lease finance lets you keep and grow your cash reserves, allowing you to survive against that constant battle with your competitors. One of the smartest things you can do is to develop relationships with equipment lease companies that will over a long term basis provide you with ongoing lease lines of credit for all your asset needs. The industry itself refers to this strategy as an ' evergreen ' scenario, one in which your firm is constantly refreshing its assets to generate sales and profits.

How many times have you felt that sales and profits are growing, you seem to be winning the competitive battle, but cash flow is a challenge due the to the heavy investment you have in assets such as receivables and inventory . That’s when business financing via a n equipment lease makes your overall success complete, as you retain that much needed operating cash flow for growth and sales, letting lease and loan finance hand the asset acquisition part of your growth plan .

Let's get one thing straight. The reason leasing companies in Canada exist is simply their own mandate to generate lease transactions! Criteria for approval is significantly different than a more traditional banking approach, with heavy emphasis placed on the asset as collateral, as well as its ability to generate profits and sales for your company . Many business owners are surprised to hear that even start ups or very young firms can generate significant lease financing approvals for assets they need to grow the business.

We've focused on issue such as approval, types of assets, and alternatives to traditional financing in looking at your relationship with equipment lease companies. But don’t forget also the other major benefits of this asset acquisition strategy, some of which may be more important than others to your firm. They include tax and balance sheet advantages, improving your ability to manage obsolescence in assets.

We can guarantee you that you'll only master and be successful in lease financing when you understand the make up of the Canadian equipment lease landscape. Knowing who to talk to and whats available will put you significant ahead of the pack. Speak to a trusted, credible and experience Canadian business financing advisor for assistance in dealing with equipment leasing companies to your advantage.



7 Park Avenue Financial :

South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line
= 416 319 5769

Office = 905 829 2653

Email
= sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com

Click here for 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com



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.
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.





Thursday, July 19, 2018

Technology Leasing Companies - Canada – Inside Info On Computer & Software Finance
















Leasing Technology Assets In Canada



Information on the benefits and pitfalls of technology leasing in Canada. Which companies offer financing of computer, software, telecom and other assets . What leases work best in hi tech?








If cash Flow and capital were no object the acquiring of technology assets wouldn’t be as much of a challenge as one would think. Canadian business owners and financial managers like to be on ' the inside ' when it comes to knowledge and competitive information - it’s just natural.

So we want you to be on the ' inside ' when it comes to technology leasing and financing . What companies should you be working with when it comes to financing of telecom, computer and software assets. We want you to know some of the tricks (can we call them that) that the big boys use.


Technology leasing has some different economics when it comes to financing. Some very powerful ................ are in play. Your financial commitment to acquiring these types of assets is generally large relative to your overall capital budget; these assets tend to depreciate rapidly, and prices seem to be going down all the time... so when should you purchase? Boy, those are some interesting dynamics!


At the same time the benefits you receive from the use of tech assets are huge, not the least of which is your competitive position in your industry. So let's talk about overcoming some of those tech challenges


Many business owners are not aware that you can finance ' software ', either on a stand alone basis, or in conjunction with a hardware solution. But there is a key differentiator here, which is that it is much easier to lease application software as opposed to software you have developed. But larger, credit worthy companies can in fact get financing for software development on a project by project basis.


One of the interesting ways that the lessor protects himself in these situations is to ensure they have access to and rights to the source code you are developing. How is that handled, usually via an escrow agent who maintains updated access to the source code , with the provision that should the lease default the lessor has access and rights to that source code .



Term. It's all about ' term ' when it comes to technology leasing of computer and software. Leasing companies in general prefer a 3 year term for tech assets. Does that make sense? We think it does... if only for the fact that the dramatic changes in hardware and applications render anything older than three years as somwhat obsolete when it comes to technological change. So the bottom line is to be prepared to defend your need for a 4 or 5 year lease term when it comes to a depreciating asset such as tech.


It should be no secret to Canadian business that technology leasing is secured by the lessor in the same manner as any other assets , a PPSA ( Personal Property Security ACT) registration is made against those leased assets; registering the lessor collateral in the hardware and software described in your equipment list and configuration .


If there is one ultra important thing you should consider when looking at companies that will assist you in technology leasing of computer, software, and telecom assets it’s probably the type of lease that you enter into. Broadly speaking in Canada



You need to only focus on two types of leases - capital and operating. Is there an easy way to immediately pick which one is the most applicable to your need? It's not as challenging as you think, think simply in terms of lease to own (that’s capital) and ' lease to use ' (that’s operating). Those two leases, capital and operating, dominate the Canadian marketplace.


Those big boys we referred to, major corporations tend to use operating leases for some sophisticated reasons such as balance sheet ratios, cash flow coverage covenants, return on equity goals, etc. If you are a small or medium sized business these same operating leases simply could provide you with two things, a lower monthly payment, and some great flexibility at the end of the lease term.


In summary, there are some major differences in dealing with technology leasing as opposed to other types of assets that might be in your budget. Many of the ' tricks' those larger corporations use are available to the small and medium size business owner. Understanding how these assets can be financed is important for any sized business. For extra expert help consider talking to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing and leasing advisor who can assist you in ensuring maximum benefits and flexibility.



7 Park Avenue Financial :

South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8


Direct Line
= 416 319 5769

Office = 905 829 2653

Email
= sprokop@7parkavenuefinancial.com

Click here for 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL

http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com


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.
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.







Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New Ways To Achieve Accounts Receivable and Inventory Financing - The Working Capital Finance Loan Facility














Canadian Inventory Finance Loan Solutions



Information on inventory financing in Canada . What are the best ways to finance inventory and accounts receivable via a loan arrangement that works ?






Successful business owners and financial managers are always looking for a new... no wait, ' better ' way business financing success. No where that is more obvious than in the quest for

accounts receivable and inventory financing
, the actual monetization, if you will, of your balance sheet current asset accounts.



So we have dubbed the solution as W/C solution if you will . What's W/C - Why working capital of course, and a variety of ' flavours of this type of financing loan facility are available to your company. It's just that they are not well known - Until now!



Is it unique, or novel to be looking for way to raise cash flow and working capital out of your receivable and inventory investments? Absolutely not, its just that its become a lot more difficult in the past several years - and we're talking from the start up right up to major corporations - No one has been exempt from the pain challenge of raising working capital, that works!



So what sort of ' cash flow products ' if you will, are available? Many clients are skeptical that it is difficult, or impossible to generate a stand along inventory finance facility. There is some truth in their belief, in that the collateralization of your inventory is in many cases tied to the overall collateral that your company offers up, usually in the form of a blanket General Security Agreement given to your lender, in some cases Canadian chartered banks.



However the hard reality, even harsher since the 2008-2009 recession, is that inventory financing in Canada has been difficult to achieve.



So let’s cover off your options in this regard, one of them might well be the option you are looking for. At the top of our order is of course straightforward bank financing that is margined against your collateral, typically the A/R and inventory we mentioned. That’s probably optimal, but the requirements that come with that facility are significant, they are good financials, owner guarantees, strong operating performance... well you know the drill.



However, did you know that there are independent finance firms that offer a working capital facility along the same lines as that chartered banking arrangement we mentioned. The most valuable facility is the asset based loan, a financing arrangement that in many ways is similar to a bank deal, but significantly margins your inventory financing needs simply because real value and appraisals are made on your inventory. There are numerous situations where clients have been able to double, and even triple their overall working capital loan facility with this type of transaction.



A number of what we call ' second tier ' firms step in for many small and medium size transactions, for facilities that generally range from 250k - to 3 Million dollars. These facilities are more expensive, but again give you very solid borrowing power.



And back to our main theme, is it possible to achieve a pure inventory and contract financing in Canada. This solution is more expensive, but non bank in nature, and provides a method in which you suppliers are paid directly , with your rights in inventory and contracts being assigned to the lender an independent finance firm, somewhat boutique in nature . You are simply leverage the actual inventory prior to it being sold and generated into a true receivable, which of course itself can then be monetized.



So, whats our take away here? Pretty basic, yet giving you hope. Various forms of direct inventory, non bank financing, and contract and purchase order financing do exist in Canada. They are becoming more mainstream everyday. Intrigued? Got questions? Have a unique situation? Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor real world solutions to an inventory financing loan facility in Canada.



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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.