Invoice discounting factoring may be the most accessible form of funding available to perhaps one of the widest spectrum of businesses today. Factoring companies are highly specialized experts in collateral evaluation which gives them a tremendous amount of comfort in extending working capital to businesses that are unable to obtain “traditional credit.”
Why Invoice Discounting Should be at the Top of Your List of Financing Choices?
Given invoice factoring companies take a unique approach to their collateral they are able to fund companies in the following situations:
- Companies with Operating Losses
- Companies with a negative tangible net worth
- Poor Personal Credit of Owners/Guarantors
- Rapid Growth
- Companies in Bankruptcy
- Companies in forbearance with their bank
Can you tell me another type of “traditional” financing source that would even consider one of these red flags?. Provided your business is supplying goods or services to another creditworthy business on terms, invoice discounting is generally available to you.
Therefore, before you go spinning your wheels down the conventional road take a realistic assessment and have a candid conversation with your banker. Determine if your business is even in the ballpark of a traditional credit product. If you’re not, factoring invoice discounting, suddenly moves to the top of your list.
Room to Grow
Discounting invoices is one of the few sources of financing that actually grows systematically with your business without the need for timely and complex credit committees. Provided you extend reasonable amounts of credit to creditworthy businesses, a factoring company can provide availability against eligible invoices within hours of a request.
Factoring Companies provide comprehensive reporting to their clients. Many business owners fall short of having a competent in-house bookkeeper that can provide the owner with accurate and timely information.
Factoring companies can provide its clients with credit protection against non-payment due to protracted default or customer insolvency. Many credit protection policies are simply out of reach of business due to high premiums of such coverage. A factoring company can provide this valuable resource to its customers in its normal course of business at an affordable rate. This is protection that can be the difference between staying alive and closing your doors.
Peace of Mind
How does a business owner measure the peace of mind of knowing that the cash is in the account to cover payroll?
How does a business owner measure their ability to focus on areas of the business that generate sales or drive production knowing that the cash is there to support the business? Very simply, through discounting invoice!
Invoice factoring discounting is going to be a dominant form of financing for American businesses for the foreseeable future. With the credit markets forever changed, this accessible form of working capital can make itself available…even to the most vocal critics.