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Factoring for Oil and Gas – A Great Financing Tool

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

Opportunities in the oil and gas sector are set to increase in 2014 – find out how invoice factoring can help your business keep up.

Firstly, what is all the hype about?

According to a recent article in CNN Money, the US is set to overtake Russia as the biggest oil producer outside OPEC during 2014. The reason? There has been a huge investment in the production of shale gas in the US. This increased investment is partly due to new technologies, such as hydraulic fracking, that make the extraction of oil and gas from shale rock commercially viable.

The new processes involving shale oil and gas excavation are driving plenty of business for many companies involved in the oil and gas industry. The International Energy Agency estimates that the US will produce more than 11 billion barrels of oil and natural gas liquids per day in the second quarter of 2014.

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Topics: Financing for the Oil and Gas industry, Financing Government Contractors, About Invoice Factoring

Using a Factoring Broker – What are the Benefits?

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 08:33 AM

Are you struggling to find an invoice factoring company that caters to your company needs and the specific requirements of your industry? Discover how a factoring broker can help.

Firstly, let me establish the role of a factoring broker. A broker will work on your behalf to facilitate the sale of your accounts receivables to a factoring company. The process is straightforward, but brokers frequently have industry specific knowledge, which can obviously be handy when you are not sure exactly which invoice financing company to choose from the myriad of possibilities.

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Topics: Factoring Companies, Factoring Brokers

3 Hot Tips to Successful Accounts Receivable Collection

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 07:59 AM

How frustrated must you become before you resort to nasty letters and angry attitudes towards your late paying customers?

Large and experienced AR departments often have a solid policy in place to help with invoice collection from late paying customers. The staff has been carefully trained to remain calm. They have several arrows in their bow to deploy in a potentially inflammatory situation. Not so for small business owners, collecting on your invoices is just a small part of your many responsibilities; you are simply wearing too many hats! And this can be a drain on your time and your patience

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Topics: Accounts Receivable Collection, Financing Government Contractors, About Invoice Factoring

Small Business Government Contractors - 2014 News Update

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act is set to encourage a boost in defense authorization for small business contractors.

In an article posted on Government Executive, Charles S. Clark reports that the defense authorization bill President Obama signed on Dec. 26 includes two sections designed to help small business government contractors. Specifically, these two sections within the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act are set in place to attempt to:

  • Crack down on re-routing agency contract work set aside specifically for small business to large companies.
  • Incentivize prime contractors to consider small businesses for subcontracts.
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Topics: Government Contract Financing, Financing Government Contractors, About Invoice Factoring

2014 - How Healthy is Your Cash Flow?

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

2014 has arrived! There is no time like the present to check the cash flow health of your business.

Often we work through our monthly financial obligations, holding off on important decisions until the money comes in. There are many opportunities to improve cash flow that we tend to overlook, putting off today what we can worry about tomorrow. Time to take control of unpredictable cash flow!

Take a moment to consider our questions concerning your financial relationship with your customers, your operating costs, and your business development. 

1.         Your financial relationship with your customers:

  • Are you struggling to manage your financial obligations because of the terms you have set with your customers? Is waiting 30-90 days for payment causing a cash flow crunch?
  • Are your customers delaying payment longer than their agreed terms? Are they responsive when you ask for payment?
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Topics: Cash Flow Solution, Financing Government Contractors, About Invoice Factoring

Secure the Order with Invoice Factoring or PO Financing

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

How can I fulfill my large orders when cash flow is tight?

The dilemma for many manufacturers is the lack of available cash flow to buy raw materials in order to complete large orders. It is also an issue for distributors or wholesalers lacking funds to pay manufacturers to produce goods.

Lack of available funds can mean losing valuable business you know you are capable of completing. It could also seriously jeopardize future orders with existing customers. Purchase order funding and invoice factoring can both be alternative financing options worth considering.

So what is the difference?

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Topics: Alternative Financing, Cash Flow Solution, About Invoice Factoring, Purchase Order Financing, Financing Government Contractors

Is Your Company Ready for the Holiday Rush? - 3 Tips to Seasonal Success

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 @ 07:15 AM

Is your business prepared for the seasonal rush?  We are rapidly heading into the flurry of holiday demand. Careful preparation holds the key to success.

Seasonal activities mean a whole slew of extra demands on your business, whether stocking up on inventory, managing your current employees, hiring extra staff or effectively managing your cash flow, the period of extra demand holds the promise of great opportunity for your company as long as it is handled effectively.

1.                  Are you holding the right amount in inventory? 

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution Financing, Cash Flow, The Benefits of Invoice Factoring, Financing Government Contractors

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