Why Take Chances With The Wrong Type Of Cash Flow Financing ?
Cash flow enabling is of course the top priority for every business owner and his or her financial manager. More often than not firms that search for asset based loans such as factoring or invoice financing are looking for a short or intermediate solution - the hard reality being that traditional financing from Canadian banks may not be available.
In some cases though asset based financing solutions can work in the long term also - but newer businesses with less of a track record, or high growth / fast growth companies need access to working capital..now . In some cases investments might be being made in other aspects of the business, perhaps r &d, or acquiring capital assets . ( Note - SR&ED Financing and Equipment Leasing also can alleviate spend in these two areas )
But inevitably it will come back to short term daily financing needs requiring a working capital solution . Companies with proven cash flows and historical financial success can of course access term loans in the working capital / mezzanine finance area.
When you are examining asset based financing, and a/r factoring specifically . These solutions allow business owners to raise cash quickly to capitalize on short term opportunities, for example new clients, large contracts, foreign sales , etc. It's no secret that traditional lending sources such as Canadian banks take a significant amount of time to complete .
Asset based financing such as factoring always costs more than the low bank interest rates - but the good news is rates in the asset finance area are the lowest they have ever been, and all indications point to more of the same! Also in the experience of our firm, 7 Park Avenue Financial the competition to secure your financing business is the strongest it has ever been.
Rates in the asset financing area are dependent on a couple of obvious factors, ie transaction size , quality of assets such as receivables or inventory, and other collateral in the firm such as equipment, etc. In some cases an appraisal, altho it might come with a modest cost can enhance your firms overall ability to get financed.
Having up to date an quality financials also is also key to successful and abundant asset financing . Your firms ability to bill, collect might seem simple and basic, but proof of adequate accounting and controls is key to loan approval .
Bottom line ? Your firm needs cash flow to run and grow the business. Seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor with a track record of success who can assist you with your business loan and cash flow needs.
7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
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 .
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.