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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

Is Invoice Factoring an Option for Manufacturing Companies?

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 07:45 AM

So how can invoice factoring accounts receivables really help manufacturers? Why is it a great solution?  

The obvious answer is that manufacturers require consistent working capital. This is not always possible with late payers, which is where factoring your invoices can eliminate the time period between invoicing and payment.   

So we understand factoring, but let’s examine in more depth why this is such a viable option. There is no doubt that although many manufacturers survived the worst of the recession, times have been tough. Cash flow problems were caused by:  

  • Customers making late payments

  • Suppliers wanting to be paid more quickly

  • Large customers extending terms of payment

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

Invoice Factoring – Company Size Does Not Matter

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 07:54 AM

Do Fortune 500 companies really factor their invoices? Believe it or not, factoring is an excellent tool used by all sizes of companies to increase cash flow without increasing debt burden.

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

Negotiating a Great Contract - Get it in Writing!

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Making Deals on a Handshake is Risky

In the excitement of landing a new account do you always remember to sign a contract with your customer? Every business requires a clear set of terms succinctly laid out prior to providing any type of product or service. We are not just talking about paving the foundation for prompt payment here, we are referring to the complete sales and deliverable process.  

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Topics: Business Growth, How to Grow Your Business, Solving Cash Flow Problems, About Invoice Factoring

Not all Invoice Factoring Companies Are the Same

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 @ 07:45 AM

Invoice Factoring Companies - Navigating the decision process 

So you want to factor your accounts receivable.  You are actively looking for a reliable invoice factoring company to use, but are not sure exactly what questions you should be asking. The concept behind factoring your invoices seems simple enough, but not all factoring companies are the same.   

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Topics: About Invoice Factoring

Is Invoice Factoring Possible with Bad Credit?

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 04:18 AM

Don't let bad credit hold you back from your success

There are times when you may be experiencing a cash flow crunch, or have little or no credit history and you believe traditional forms of finance may just not be an option. During these times you may also worry that invoice factoring companies will also turn you down because of some form of poor credit history.

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Topics: Alternative Financing, About Invoice Factoring

When did you last run a Cash Flow Health Check?

Posted by Aaron Zahedani on Fri, Aug 16, 2013 @ 04:41 PM

Cash flow is the life blood of your business

How recently have you ran a health check on your company? Your day to day business seems to be running smoothly, but when did you last double check your figures to find out how solvent you really are?

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

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