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Financing for the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Are you an oilfield goods or services contractor looking for faster payment on your accounts receivables?  A specialist-factoring company, who understands the issues of your specific industry, can help to find an answer.

There is a buzz about factoring companies who specialize in certain industries. Invoice financing companies who offer industry solutions do so because they understand the process and have experience in specialist fields.

If you supply products or services to the oil and gas industry you will already know some of the issues you face when it comes to invoice collection. Similar to the government space, oil and gas customers are generally extremely reliable about payment, and have excellent commercial credit, but often require that their suppliers extend their invoice payment terms to 30 days at the minimum, but up to 60 or even 90 days.

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

The Invoice Factoring Process – Are you prepared?

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Fri, Nov 08, 2013 @ 08:11 AM

The speed with which your company is initially funded is in part down to you.

You frequently hear about how easy it is to factor your invoices, and it certainly can be, but promptly providing the correct information requested from your factor helps the process run smoothly and quickly

So you are seriously considering invoice factoring, and of course you want to be funded as quickly as possible. As we have mentioned before, an experienced factoring company wants the same for you, but will not compromise standards to push funds through quickly, which really works in your favor in the long run. Invoice factoring should never be considered a last minute answer!

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Topics: About Invoice Factoring, Financing Government Contractors

Increasing Efficiency – Invoice Factoring has the Answer

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 07:45 AM

 

Can factoring your accounts receivable really increase efficiency? There are fees attached to factoring after all, and does invoice factoring really end up being a cost effective answer that genuinely makes a company more profitable?

The simple answer is yes!

Efficiency is the driving force behind success. Our society has come to expect ‘instant’ results. We order products from the Internet, and companies like Zappo’s have set the bar high, and lead us to expect delivery of items we order the very next day. We feel disappointed if we have to wait too long to receive items we sometimes didn’t even know we wanted!

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Topics: Alternative Financing, Cash Flow, Business Growth, About Invoice Factoring

Seasonal Production – Financing the Holiday Rush!

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 07:45 AM

Keeping the production lines moving

October is upon us, and many manufacturing companies will be beginning to ramp up production to meet the fast approaching seasonal demand.

Careful strategic planning is vital during this period, and failure to plan accordingly could have a serious negative impact on business.

Social media marketing has helped spread the word about what is popular for the upcoming holiday season, from the best toys, to the most fashionable winter clothing, and the ‘must have’ gifts. Unexpected publicity can put a strain on manufacturers who are not ready to meet the increase in demand. Production must increase, but where will the money come from?

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Topics: Factoring Companies, Manufacturing and Distribution Financing, Cash Flow, About Invoice Factoring, Trucking Factoring

Cash Flow Injection for Manufacturing Companies

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 @ 06:46 AM

Increasing Efficiencies to Generate Financing
for Manufacturing Companies

Are you steadily growing, but constantly creeping close to using all your available lines of credit? Do you often go back to your private sources of finance to help in a cash crisis?

Imagine this scenario:

A product manufacturer has one successful production facility, supplying several regional warehouse/distribution centers. The company is set in a profitable geographic region. Business is steadily growing and it’s time to make some changes to optimize profits. You know you are ready to grow, but your manufacturing financing comes from private equity, or traditional bank loans.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution Financing, Cash Flow, About Invoice Factoring

Financing for Distribution – A Fine Balance

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Oct 02, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

You are in the business of distribution, which makes you the master of time management! Not only that, you are more than likely able to juggle the many unpredictable elements that go into making your company a success. 

What is involved, in simple terms?  

  • It’s all about consumer demand

  • Holding the right amount of inventory

  • Anticipating of the needs of your customers

Time must be carefully managed to make sure inventory arrives exactly when it is needed, in the correct amounts! But your customers are not necessarily so precise when it comes to paying their invoices, many government and commercial customers asking for 30 to 60 days to make payment on an invoice.

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Topics: Alternative Financing, Manufacturing and Distribution Financing, How to Grow Your Business, About Invoice Factoring

Cash Flow Forecasting – Unpredictable Cash Flow

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 @ 07:40 AM

We have written previously about the importance of creating a cash flow forecast, and regularly checking your cash flow. Forecasting as accurately as possible makes developing and running a business much easier. It is, however, hard to prepare a cash flow forecast when your cash flow is not predictable.  

The reasons behind your unpredictable cash flow need to be identified in order to find a workable solution.   

  • Isolate your unpredictable cash flow

  • Identify constant cash flow

There are many reasons for unpredictable cash flow, and once you are aware in advance that you are entering a period of slow payment, you can work out a method to rectify the situation. Many periods of uncertainty are particularly relevant to certain markets.  

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution Financing, Cash Flow, About Invoice Factoring, Trucking Factoring

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