Funding for Business Expansion

by : Marty Milan

Why wait weeks or months to get paid by your clients when you can access your money in a matter of days by factoring your invoices. When a business factors their invoices, they are allowing a third party to purchase their invoices at a discount price. This discount is considered the third party’s fee.

If your business receives orders from customers on a regular basis, but has to wait 30, 60, or even 90 days for payment, you maybe experiencing a crunch in your cash flow. Factoring gives you the opportunity to access your cash within days not weeks or months. The growth of your company depends on whether or not you have the working capital necessary to finance your expansion.

When a factor purchases a company’s invoice or invoices, no interest is ever charged. This is because factoring is considered an outright purchase. When a company sells their invoices to a factor, they can expect to receive an advance up to 90% or more of their accounts receivable. The business gets this money immediately and the factor makes a fee for this service, turning the transaction into a win-win situation for both parties.

Factoring is no longer a business tool used by the large Fortune 500 Companies. Small to midsize businesses are receiving tremendous benefits by implementing factoring as part of their financial strategies. If your business is growing at a faster rate than your cash flow, maybe it’s time to explore an alternative solution such as accounts receivable funding.