Traditional Loans and Cash Flow IssuesWhen we look at loans, taking on extra debt to correct cash flow issues, makes little sense. If cash flow issues arise, loans will only help to ensure those issues come to the forefront, later on down the line. For example, a business is experiencing cash flow issues. Expenses are outweighing the rate at which customers are remitting payment on invoices. To fix this, the business takes out a loan, whic
Business is Faster Today than Just a Few Years AgoEveryone from private homeowners to gas stations, heating companies, petroleum distributors, on up the market have the ability to monitor gas an oil, and place orders immediately. In response, oil and gas companies have had to improve supply chains and response time. However, despite advances in the oil and gas industry, the aging windows on invoices has remained the same. Customers at all levels still have up to 90 days to remit payment on open invoices. The lag in revenue is felt on the back end, and companies cannot keep up with customer demands because the capital simply isn’t there to maintain overhead expenses. If there were a way to bri
Distributors and Staggered Payment SchedulesWhen distributors fill orders from clients, invoices are issued with staggered payment schedules ranging from 30 to 90 days. The staggered payment schedules reduce the rate of incoming revenue, which can place a severe strain on finances when distributors are facing an uptick in the size and volume of orders placed by customers. Some distributors resort to taking out short-term loans to bulk up th
The service industry has exploded over the past few years. Conservative estimates place the combined revenue of the entire service industry at close to one trillion dollars annually, though most realists would place figures over that amount. However, despite high sales and revenues, service companies have a difficult time securing loans and other types of financing needed for general growth or to expand into new markets.