Accounts Receivable Financing – Options for Growing Companies

Every business has one thing in common and that is the need for cash. Even charitable organizations need a steady and constant flow of donations in order to keep the lights burning. Cash flow is simply the grease that lubricates the machine and allows it to function properly, but when the machine runs dry it can slow down or grind to halt causing pain and misery for those working in it.

Shangri La for any business (and their bankers) is when cash flow becomes so predictable that the business seems to run itself and profits are at a level that supports the owner’s lifestyle well beyond his actual needs.

What about the company that is on a growth trajectory and is pouring every cent back into the company to support its growth and pursuit of new business? The orders are coming in at a faster and faster pace which should be a good thing and new customer relationships are being formed which should lead to a solid stream of new orders in the future. So what’s the problem you ask? The problem is when you get an order you have to purchase materials and pay people to fill the order. For example, it may take 14 days or longer from the time the order comes in until the product is shipped, and you have not yet received any payment from the customer. Once the product ships and the invoice is created, your customer has 30 days to make payment and in all this time you have not received a penny, yet you had to meet payroll 3 times, purchase materials, and pay for the other items necessary to run your business. So even though the growth seems great, you are feeling the cash flow crunch of keeping up with orders as they accelerate in number and perhaps even size.

Your banker hears your story and he gives you a line of credit that seems small but you’ll take it because you need every penny right now and you don’t want to upset a customer by turning them away or shipping late due to a cash flow issue. This line of credit gives you some temporary relief which you needed but you already see the trouble ahead if the growth continues. That’s right, you max out the credit line to get caught up and fill orders but can barely meet the minimum payments required by the bank.

But how can this be since the company is growing so much and revenues keep increasing? Well it all goes back to the fact that it takes you at least 45 days to get paid from the time the order comes in, and that is if all your customers are paying on time. With some quick analysis you may discover that your “turn” is something approaching 60 days or even beyond. Ask any of your employees if they would wait 60 days for a paycheck! (Actually, I take that back, do not ask since they may think something is wrong with the company and walk out.) For a mature company with a slow growth rate the waiting period is not a problem since they will simply access their line of credit and pay it down as their invoices are paid without the worry of unexpected or unpredictable orders. In addition they will also be taking advantage of quick pay discounts from their suppliers. Missing supplier discounts can be no small deal since I personally know of a distributor who takes the savings from quick pay discounts as his annual bonus since he sees it as a reflection of his good management. This amounts to a few hundred thousand dollars per year for this owner. Not to shabby for saving 2% from his suppliers on products that were already planned for purchase. For a growing company, missing the opportunity to save 2% from supplier can be very painful, as the need for cash increases with each new order yet you are still waiting for payment from previous orders and the line of credit at the bank is maxed out.

The bank really does not like this scenario because they view it as a management problem and therefore a risk issue. You have taken short term money (bank line of credit) and turned it into long term financing by maxing out your line with no real hope of paying it back or down anytime soon even if the bank has a clean-up provision, which would require you to pay the line off annually. The bad news is simply this: Banks don’t like you. Banks think you are too risky because with strong growth you might blow-up at any second. It’s as if bankers had a choice they would never board an airplane until it had leveled off at 30,000 feet and would parachute out before the initial decent thus avoiding the risks associated with fast acceleration at take-off and the possibility of a hard or crash landing. Of course this is hyperbole when I say they don’t like you when the reality is they simply just prefer to lend to mature companies. They understand your situation and know most companies have to go through growth cycles to reach maturity, they just don’t want to participate in the risk. Your banker is your friend he is just a friend that does not like you right now but you should continue to pursue a strong relationship with your banker since it can be so much more meaningful than just a service provider who makes loans.

So now what? You have orders piling up, a maxed out credit line, a banker who wants his money back and won’t lend more, discounts you are unable to take advantage of from suppliers, another payroll is due and the bank account is looking a little thin. Do not despair because you have the most important asset in the business world, and that of course is your customers and their orders that result in invoices. You are now a candidate for cash flow financing. In fact, you were a candidate before it got this serious, but this scenario helps illustrate the point. You have a growing asset on your balance sheet and that is your accounts receivable, but you cannot feed your family on invoices, only cash will solve that problem. So we need to liquidate your accounts receivable and move it to the cash column and one of the easiest ways to this is by selling them.

In today’s financial marketplace you have several choices when it comes to cash-flow financing. I have already touched on the most traditional form and that is a bank line of credit secured by your account receivables or in some cases it may be an unsecured line with only your signature to back it up. Next you have bank sponsored accounts receivable financing which will vary somewhat from bank to bank with most banks not offering this type of financing except through a third party partner. This could be a viable option for the business I have discussed here and it would look something like this:

Transaction sizes are typically: $10,000 – $5,000,000

Advances: up to 90% of eligible accounts receivable

Services (will vary): customer credit reviews both new and existing

Invoice processing and mailing

Collection Services

Management Reports provided to you

Fees: Typically 1-3% of the invoice depending on size and your average turn.

Operationally you generate one or more invoices and send them to the bank daily in batches and they fund your account at 90% of the total invoice amount within 24hours. Bam! Instead of waiting 30 or more days for your customer to make payment you receive 90% of your money immediately. You have just accelerated your cash flow to within 24 hours and can now use that money to make payroll, take advantage of supplier discounts, purchase inventory, and INCREASE SALES without fear of customer credit issues or late payments. Essentially what you have done is outsource your accounts receivable management process all while getting paid in 24 hours.

What happens to the other 10%? This money is usually held in reserve against any unpaid invoices. For example, if you have an outstanding invoice of $1000 that your customer fails to pay within 90-120 days, the bank will use the reserve to receive payment and then try to collect on the account. So the reserve protects both you and the bank by allowing the bank to get paid back and preventing you from having to write a check to the bank because one of your customers failed to pay their invoice.

There is a product called Business Manager that works in a similar fashion and is available in a few hundred community banks around the country. Business Manager is a program that allows community banks to purchase the accounts receivable of their commercial and industrial clients while monitoring the performance of those accounts. It is a powerful program for both banks and business with the funding percentage, fees and reserves typically about the same as in the previous example. For the sake of full disclosure, I used to work for the company that created the Business Manager program. I still think it is a great program, especially for small businesses because it allows you to maintain a bank relationship prior to reaching that mature cycle and graduating on to more traditional financing solutions all while receiving funding in 24hours and online access to your reports.

Next we have traditional factoring. This is where you sell your invoices to a funding source (the factor) at a discount in return for immediate cash. Advances are typically in the 70% to 95% range of eligible invoices and fees will vary. Often there is no reserve account, instead the factor receives payment directly from your customer and pays you the 5% to 30% remaining minus the fees for the factor. Some factors place a stamp right on the invoice to show the change of address of where payments are to be made and others are able to do it silently by having an overall change of address and payment sent to a lock box. Most businesses prefer the factor to remain silent if possible, so you will want to check with the individual company. In addition, factors can provide funding to companies in the start-up stage to $100,000,000 in sales or more. This is because they are not concerned about your credit, but that of your customers. They will also want invoices that are verifiable and to know that you and your team are solid managers and experienced in your industry. In fact your company may be in a turn-around situation or bankruptcy and a factor may still provide funding because they are looking at your customer, not you.

Besides providing funding, a factoring company can also become your outsourced credit department. They will check customer credit quality; set customer credit limits; and provide daily monitoring of credit accounts. In many, if not most cases, today you will have real time access to reports such as accounts receivable aging, collection, and reserve reports. This gives you the ability to monitor your invoices and the average turn which should be decreasing at this point. The factor will also provide collection services and these will vary from company to company with some allowing for customization of the collections process.

The common thread between the different programs available is the conversion of your account receivables to cash by a funding source, whether it’s a bank or private entity. Check the exact terms and fees and be sure to be aware of what your responsibilities will be to the funding source. Cash flow financing may provide the needed solution for growing companies or companies that need a cash injection to make it through a turn-around.

A Bank Line of Credit: Why You Need One And What To Do If You Can’t Get One

A bank line of credit is one of the best things to have if you are a small business. It allows you to draw on pre-approved funds to not only meet routine operating expenses, but it can also be there for short-term working capital needs like plugging unexpected cash flow gaps, growing accounts receivable and inventory issues.

Business owners can borrow up to their pre-approved credit limit at any time and for any reason, usually by simply writing a check. As the credit line is repaid, funds become available for use again as needs arise. Interest rates on credit lines are generally favorable, and having a line of credit can help improve a business’ credit rating.

If possible, it’s a good idea to have a line of credit in place before you actually need one. The process of applying for and maintaining an adequate line of credit amount is sometimes difficult, so give yourself plenty of time to apply for one, or to increase the line you have.

The Flip Side

On the flip side, however, there are some potential drawbacks to a line of credit that you should be aware of. For example, loan covenants may jeopardize the ongoing availability of funds, and it can be difficult to obtain a credit line increase, if needed.

Fortunately, alternative financing options exist for small businesses that need short-term financing but cannot qualify for a bank line of credit, or don’t want to jump through all the hoops that are required. The most common alternative financing vehicles include:

• Full-Service Factoring -Here, a business sells its outstanding accounts receivable on an ongoing basis to a commercial finance (or factoring) company at a discount. The factoring company then manages the receivable until it is paid. Factoring is a well-established and accepted method of temporary alternative finance.

• Accounts Receivable (A/R) Financing -A/R financing is an ideal solution for companies that are not yet bankable but have a stable financial condition. The business must submit all of its invoices through to the finance company. A borrowing base is calculated daily and when funds are requested, an interest rate is charged on money in use. If and when the company becomes bankable later, it is a fairly easy transition to a traditional bank line of credit.

• Asset-Based Lending (ABL) -This is a credit facility secured by all of a company’s assets, which may include A/R, equipment and inventory. Unlike with factoring, the business continues to manage and collect its own receivables and submits collateral reports on an ongoing basis to the finance company, which will review and periodically audit the reports.

While fees and interest tend to make ABL slightly more expensive than traditional bank financing, it can often provide the business with access to more capital, which can be a good trade-off.

Much-Needed Cash Infusion

In the right circumstances, options like these can provide much-needed cash for businesses that can’t qualify for an adequate bank credit line. Other benefits of alternative financing include:

It’s easy to determine the exact cost and obtain an increase.
Professional collateral management is included.
Real-time, online interactive reporting is utilized.
It may provide the business with access to more capital.
It’s flexible-financing ebbs and flows with a business’ needs.

Many banks today are working in partnership with alternative lenders because everyone wins: The business receives the financing it needs to grow and prosper, while the bank has a chance to retain the non-credit relationship and develop a future one.

Alternative financing is usually considered to be a transitory, not a permanent, source of financing (though some businesses choose to remain with alternative financing for the long term). Therefore, you should have an exit plan in mind for when to transition from alternative financing to a bank line of credit or loan. This also makes it important to maintain and nurture your relationship with your bank while in this transitory financing phase.

Your banker may be able to refer you to an alternative lender that can provide the right type of alternative financing for your situation. If so, be sure you understand the options available to you, and the pros and cons they offer your business. Then concentrate on using the funds to increase your business’ sales and profitability.

Smart Equipment Leasing – Comparing Bank Financing With Leasing Companies

Savvy business owners who choose to lease business equipment can save themselves hard-earned cash, accumulated debt, and industrial-strength headaches by optimizing their relationships with lending entities.

Customers who are looking to lease equipment for their business most frequently seek financing from one of two sources – traditional bank financing programs, or specialized leasing companies like eLease. The following are four key differences to consider when comparing these programs.

1. Interest Rate Fluctuations

In a healthy economy, banks often choose to offer equipment leasing as a service for their business clients. In this way, banks foster economic growth in local communities by supporting expansion in growing industries. However, banks are not in the business of taking risks, and because of this, their programs are subject to change as current economic conditions falter.

An example of this is interest rates. Consistent with their conservative risk philosophy, banks do not entertain risk with interest rates. Typically, bank lines fluctuate on the Prime Rate — as the Federal Reserve raises or lowers the rate, so will your interest payment increase or decrease. These economic fluctuations can have financial impact on your business outside of your control.

The opposite is true for leasing companies, because they take 100% of the interest rate risk. Therefore, when industry rates decrease or increase, your lease payment stays the same. The payment on a lease will never change during its term regardless of interest rates and inflation. You know what you are getting from day one.

2. Impact on Additional Financing

The way that your financing source reports your leased business equipment with the Secretary of State can directly impact your ability to obtain additional financing for your business.

When your business equipment is financed by a third-party leasing company, that company files a UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) which specifies to the Secretary of State where the customer is located, and that the leased equipment is owned by the leasing company. For example, if your business makes the decision to lease an oven for your new restaurant, a leasing company would designate the oven itself as collateral.

In comparison, all property owned by the business is stated when a bank finances the lease. A Blanket UCC is usually filed, which includes the equipment as well as all assets. Therefore, not only would the oven for your new restaurant be considered collateral, but so would your entire business.

When a blanket UCC is in place, other banks will not want to provide overlapping financing with another lender. If, however, your financing is provided through a third-party leasing company, other lenders will see that only equipment is under consideration, and be favorable to loan financing because they will be able to Blanket UCC the rest of the business.

3. Access to Capital

Both banks and leasing companies evaluate exposure (the total amount of debt taken on by a company) when considering whether to offer financing. The difference in the way these entities look at total debt can have significant influence on their decision to finance your equipment, as well as other financed assets.

In most cases, banks have a borrowing threshold with a borrower. This may include the line of credit on the home, auto loans, credit cards, business debts and personal mortgage. If you get into an amount of debt that the bank sees as a risk, they may choose to end business with your company. Or, they may refuse you financing due to how much debt your already have.

Leasing companies deal with the same issue, but only consider the equipment financed for that customer. So, by using a third party leasing company, you can retain access to capital with your banker without tying up credit lines. A business can never have too much access to capital!

4. Flexibility in Terms

Most banks are highly structured and cautious in their leasing terms. Frequently, they require 10% to 20% down to finance equipment for a business, with a requirement of security such as a minimum amount in a CD, or reserve in a checking account.

While the primary objective of a bank is to protect its interests, a leasing company’s main goal is to generate cash flow. Therefore, leasing companies are highly creative in finding the easiest way for a business to get new equipment. It is not uncommon to terms that include seasonal payments, or no payments for 90 to 180 days.

In summary, a good rule of thumb is to use your bank for working capital, and equipment finance companies to finance equipment.

Commercial Finance Funding and Identifying Zombie Banks

In the world of business finance funding, the colorful terms “Zombie Banks” and “Dead Banks Walking” have been applied recently to a number of commercial lenders. Although these discussions have an element of humor and entertainment, there is a practical aspect to them as well. Ultimately it is not likely to be in the best interest of a business owner to have extensive involvement with any of the banks which these terms describe accurately. In any case it should be beneficial for commercial borrowers to understand what constitutes a zombie bank and what they should do if they are working with a dead bank walking.

For any business owner currently needing a commercial loan or working capital financing, the concept of “Dead Banks Walking” is likely to be an essential part of their decision. This description has been used by several sources recently, all with a similar reference point of banks which have already gone broke. This critical but apparently accurate assessment is largely derived from a straightforward net worth approach. Such an analysis recognizes that many banks have substantial assets which are either worthless or at least worth well below the values reflected on their books, with the resulting real current value being less than the current debts of many banks.

Based on the evaluation of many observers who have realistically reviewed current asset values, most of the largest banks in the United States been shown to be worth even less than Lehman Brothers (which is already in bankruptcy). Many banks have compounded their public relations nightmare by demonstrating very little common sense in how they make commercial loans and spend money. If a bank is already worthless, it certainly calls into question how businesses and commercial borrowers will benefit by the government throwing money at these “zombie banks” in the first place. This controversy has been fueled by the failure of most banks to increase their commercial lending to business owners after receiving government bailout funds. Banks who have received bailout funds appear to be determined to hoard the money in order to preserve their own solvency rather than providing commercial finance funding to commercial borrowers.

This raises several questions. The emerging consensus is that giving otherwise bankrupt companies (the dead banks walking) more cash does little more than cover the internal operating expenses for the zombie banks.

First, should we really believe that a bank should be “saved” simply because it is so large? There appears to be a growing majority of the public which would suggest that these banks have already lost too much good faith to ever recover in response to some arguments that the largest banks cannot be taken over even if they are already insolvent.

Second, is there a better way to solve the problem than giving insolvent banks more money? George Soros and others have recently described in detail how other banking systems have successfully handled mortgage financing. Even though residential and commercial real estate loans are thought to be at the heart of the current crisis, there is no real effort underway to revise this approach.

Third, can business owners really afford to wait for the government to solve this problem? Although waiting a few weeks or even several months might be viable for a practical solution which results in needed commercial loans, the current logjam impacting business finance funding shows little evidence of subsiding that quickly. Prudent commercial borrowers should seek alternative sources for essential working capital financing such as business cash advances. In case it is not obvious from the discussion above, dead banks walking and zombie banks can be avoided when seeking new commercial financing.

The New Normal For Small Business Financing and Working Capital Management

With business financing options changing significantly during the past two years, it is appropriate to review what the “new normal” looks like so that small business owners will be prepared to cope with the challenges they now face with commercial lenders. Business borrowers are more likely to find commercial financing success by quickly accepting the fact that a “new normal” way of doing things has emerged.

The dramatic reduction in the number of commercial lenders that are actively making small business loans is one of the most significant changes in the business finance lending environment. Banks continuing to insist that they are still providing small business financing when in reality they have reduced or eliminated their commercial lending programs is an equally important part of the “new normal”.

A recent report showed that commercial lending activity fell by the biggest amount since records have been kept. This trend seems likely to get worse before it gets better because based on Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation accounting, almost one out of every ten banks is close to failing. The shaky current financial condition of many banks is further documented by reports from the Federal Reserve and United States Treasury Department that over 50 banks did not have sufficient cash flow to make their November 2009 payments for loans made by the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The payments in question are due quarterly, and over ten banks have missed three consecutive installments. Unlike banks which have tripled and quadrupled interest rates for individual consumers missing a credit card payment, presumably the government regulators are simply hoping to get their money back from the delinquent banks.

Banks have far too often conducted business as if they have a monopoly on their small business financing services. The “new normal” for small business owners should increasingly reflect the growing realization that banks can be replaced when they stop providing an adequate level of service to their business customers.

As a direct result of the continuing shortcomings of banks in providing an adequate amount of small business financing help as noted above, for most business borrowers the “new normal” will involve a new bank or at least a new commercial lender (which might not be a bank at all). Even though banks would like their small business owner customers to keep believing that only a bank like them can help business borrowers, this is truly a myth created by the bankers themselves.

For many essential commercial finance services such as commercial mortgage loans, numerous banks have indicated that they will no longer provide such financing anymore. For specialized business finance services such as working capital management, business consulting and business cash advances, banks only rarely provide a cost-effective and realistic option for commercial borrowers. For business owners which have commercial loans or working capital financing due to be refinanced within the next three years, planning ahead will be increasingly important to the success of their small business financing. With the “new normal”, if commercial borrowers wait until their bank decides to pull the plug on future small business finance programs, the timing is not likely to be as conducive to business refinancing.

Racing Awards, Medals and Customized Gear for Runners

Running, whether it be a 5k with the family, a 10k for an extra challenge, or a marathon for the elite runners, can be a very exciting and memorable experience. Running is a very personal sport to lots of people, as it can be great exercise and can make you look and feel very refreshed. Tons of awards are given out to winners at races each year. For people organizing these racing events, finding customized and personal running gear can be difficult, as well as finding unique prizes for running champions. When orchestrating a race, you want to have a memorable competition. Medals and unique prizes can help to make the race more exciting. Participants can keep prizes as souvenirs, and remember the experience better because of a keepsake.
The most important souvenir a competitor can take home is a winning medal. Those are worn with pride, and showed to family members and friends. They are often hung on walls, or shown off where they can be seen. Of course, medals need to be personalized, unique, and specific. You cannot award a running champion with a medal that doesn’t recognize what it’s for. It is often a perfect idea to find a company that will provide you with customized prizes for winners. Often, you can ask for customized medals that include the date, the name of the race, and the name of the company sponsoring and orchestrating the event. That way, when people proudly show their winning medal to others, the people who made the event happen will receive the credit and publicity they deserve.

In addition to medals, running apparel and gear can be a great way to make the race more memorable. Unlike medals, gear is commonly worn and would be used often. Passing out swag, such as customized shirts, jackets, hats, and bags can be a great way to add to the excitement of the race. Races with their own gear are viewed as more unique, as they have customized logos and attractive designs. Shirts can be given out to families, and jackets can be sold at the finish line. Hats can be passed out before the race to keep the sun out of the athlete’s eyes. And, of course, bags can be kept forever and used for multiple occasions. Having the name and date of your race on these items can help to increase publicity and help the runners remember what a successful and memorable race it was. Customizing these mementos can help to define a great race, and will definitely help a race to be more exciting and enjoyable.

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Coloring Pages Growing Horizons Of Kids

Children are amazing. They know whatever they are taught. If You wish to enhance the horizon of one’s children, and it’s time to get them participated together with coloring pages. Yes, even they all are on line pages that offer many different ways to bring the hidden talent in your kids. These coloring pages comprises of exceptional lessons that are conveyed at a manner that is fundamental to enable kids to grasp.

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You must be wondering why children Have to Be included in coloring. The main reason is that coloring an image will absolutely control the entire attention of one’s kid. They is going to be in a favorable position to concentrate regarding completing their work followed closely by presenting the most useful finished merchandise.

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Types of Wood Siding Available for Homeowners

When building your home, even the smallest decision could make a world of difference in what it ultimately looks like. This is also true when undertaking an exterior redesign project. Siding, among other key characteristics, is one of those big decisions that could entirely alter your home’s exterior appeal based on your decision.
Although plastic siding has become a popular option in recent years due to pricing, traditional wood siding remains the preference for many homeowners. This is because wood siding offers customers numerous benefits over their plastic counterparts. Benefits include:

• Wood siding is eco-friendlier than plastic

• Wood is more aesthetically appealing

• Many types of wood are naturally resistant to mold, mildew, and rot, which allows the home owner less maintenance

• Wood lasts longer

• …And much more

One of the main benefits is that wood naturally takes to paint, stains, and other decorative options incredibly well. Plastic, on the other hand, often must be crafted in the customer’s color choice – meaning that options are limited. Once decided upon a type of wood siding, however, you can then choose any type of finish. Whether you want to paint your home the colors of the rainbow, or opt for a natural dark wood stain, anything is possible. Below we look at four of the most commonly used types of siding available: board and batten siding, bevel, tongue and groove, and lap siding. Each has their own aesthetic appeal so that there is something for every person’s unique tastes.

Board and Batten Siding

Board and batten siding is a vertical design created by using two different sized boards. The wider boards are set beneath, while the narrower boards are placed atop the joins. These narrower boards are called ‘battens.’ There are no set widths, so homeowners can choose their preference. The most commonly used measurements, however, are 1 inch by 3 inch battens placed over 1 inch by 10 inch boards.

Bevel Siding

Bevel siding is the most commonly used siding. Installed horizontally, boards are cut at an angle so that one side is thicker than the others. This creates a shingle effect, or the appearance that the boards are overlapping one another. Tongue and Groove Siding Tongue and groove siding is incredibly versatile. Available in both rough and smooth board finishes, it is fitted together tightly to give a sleek appearance. It can be installed in any direction, which does not only include horizontal and vertical, but also diagonal.

Lap Siding

Lap Siding is also known as Channel siding. This siding is very versatile, with installation capabilities for any direction (like the above tongue and groove siding). This unique siding features boards which partially overlap one another, and the ultimate results are a rustic appearance like those of a hunting cabin. If you’re interested in learning even more about wood siding -including less commonly used types available – you can contact your local siding specialist or construction expert. They will be able to give you more detailed information, including a price estimate for your area.

The Best Way You Can Double Your Winning Into Sports Betting?

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To be A winner in sport betting, you have to keep aside your emotions and also follow the following strategies:

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The First step of sport gambling lies on what club you will invest your dollars. Take aid. He will certainly place his money onto that team that may give the best outcome.

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No Matter how skilful you are, you should be ready to just accept your reduction with all the Same spirit in that you simply accept the victory. Afterall, it is a game. Winning And losing is now part of each and every game.