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Alternative Financing

What is Alternative Financing? Alternative Financing started gaining momentum in the capital markets crunch after the Great Recession. However, these models-such as Mezzanine Financing, EB-5 capital and of course, crowdfunding-are coming into their own. Crowdfunding officially qualifies as a bona fide industry buzzword. Alternative Financing came to provide the solution to widespread access to capital for entrepreneurs who needed capital, but couldn’t raise much money or couldn’t afford the expensive legal fees associated with putting together private placements. Alternative Financing is going to continue to become very important. Why Consider Alternative Financing? With Banks constantly being put under harsher Read More

PO Funding and Trade Finance

Learn how you don’t have to deplete your cash reserves Purchase order financing (or PO Funding) is a short term commercial finance option that provides capital to pay suppliers so a company doesn’t have to deplete cash reserves. Here is a representative scenario: A Business has a solid purchase order ready to fulfill, but not the funds to pay its suppliers upfront; nor is the bank willing to extend the amount of credit that would be required. Using a purchase order finance company, the suppliers are paid directly usually via a letter of credit. The business fulfills the order; Read More

How to Finance your Business by private placement

How to Finance your Business by Private Placement After you made the market research and process of opening your business. The first important step is the need for a cash infusion to jumpstart sales, expand or continue to sustain growth. There are different sources of funding available to small business owners, each source has its limitations and requirements. For example commercial bank loans are often intended for businesses that have been around and have shown a steady stream of profitability. Private placements are an attractive alternative for growing companies. Was is Private Placements? Private placements or private investment capital, Read More

Merchant Services

Merchant Services - In its most specific use, it usually refers to the service that enables a business to accept a transaction payment through some secure (encrypted) channel by use of the customer’s credit card or debit card or NFC/RFID enabled device. The term includes the following in its use: Credit and debit cards payment processing Check guarantees and check conversation services Automated Clearing House check drafting and payment services Gift card and loyalty programs Payment gateway Merchant cash advances Online transaction processing Point of sale (POS) systems Electronic benefits transfer programs, such as ration stamps (called food stamps Read More