Riviera Finance Reviewed on Merchant Maverick

Riviera Finance Gets a Five Star Rating from Merchant MaverickRiviera Finance was given a Five Star rating on Merchant Maverick, an online review website of financial and other business services for small business owners. The review was published on April 7, 2017 by Bianca Crouse.

Merchant Maverick said in closing, “Riviera Finance is best for growing B2B and B2G businesses that need invoice factoring to solve cash flow problems, especially if your business is close to one of this company’s local offices.”

Riviera Finance Merchant Maverick Review



The highlights of the review included:

  • Invoice factoring
  • Non-recourse factoring
  • Startups okay
  • Poor credit okay
  • No startup fees
  • No monthly minimums
  • Friendly customer service

The review touches on a range of business areas of Riviera Finance, such as services offered, borrower qualifications, application process and customer service and technical support, among other areas.

We are pleased to be featured on a review site that provides ample facts and details for prospects to make informed decisions.  And, although our product is essentially simple, our industry is complex with many details to be understood. We explain invoice factoring on our What Is Factoring page, but it’s nice to see a well-known comparison site break it down for our potential clients.

Amad Ebrahimi, who founded Merchant Maverick in 2009, said he started the company out of frustration with all of the misinformation and “shady tactics” that he saw online when trying to conduct business. Merchant Maverick spends dozens of hours researching and testing each company or product, so the user doesn’t have to.

Get more information about Merchant Maverick and their rating process on their website.

We Are Celebrating National SBDC Day

Celebration SBDC Day | Riviera FinanceNational SBDC Day is March 22 and we are joining the celebration. Nearly 1,000 Small Business Development Centers across the United States will celebrate the small business community with events, public relations initiatives, and social media campaigns designed to highlight the importance of small business on economic development nationwide.

Local SBDC Offices Offer Free Training

According to the ASBDC: Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training, on topics including:

  • Writing business plans
  • Accessing capital
  • Marketing
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Technology development
  • International trade

The U.S. Small Business Administration reports: Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. By supporting business growth, sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, SBDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention. As a result of the no cost, extensive, one-on-one, long-term professional business advising, low-cost training and other specialized services SBDC clients receive, the program remains one of the nation’s largest small business assistance programs in the federal government . The SBDCs are made up of a unique collaboration of SBA federal funds, state and local governments, and private sector resources.

SBDC assistance is available virtually anywhere with 63 Host networks branching out with more than 900 service delivery points throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Learn more about the SBDC on their website.

Riviera Finance Supports the SBDC

Riviera Finance has sponsored numerous SBDC events and activities over the past 10 years.  Our affiliation allows us to access critical resources for our small business clients to ensure their growth and success.

Learn more about how your local office is celebrating SBDC Day.

The Results Are In! Why Do Our Clients Choose Riviera Finance?

Riviera Finance's Customer SatisfactionWe’re grateful to our clients for choosing Riviera Finance as their go-to source of capital.  In January, we sent out a client survey to find out exactly what they like about our service and how we can improve.

More than 160 clients completed the survey.

We are pleased to report that 93% of clients would recommend Riviera Finance to a friend or colleague.

Top 5 Reasons Clients Choose Riviera Finance

  1. Friendly Sales Representative
  2. Great Customer Service
  3. User Friendly Online Account Management System
  4. Financial Stability of Riviera Finance
  5. Straight-Forward Pricing

What are Riviera Finance’s Top Attributes (on a scale of 1-10)

  1. Professionalism – 9.4
  2. Technology – 9.3
  3. Responsiveness and Ease of Application – 9.2
  4. Quality of product and understanding company’s needs – 9.1

Riviera Finance was founded in 1969 and is recognized as a leader in business financing. With over 1,400 clients and 20+ local offices, we are able to provide expert financial solutions to small and medium sized businesses nationwide.

Learn more about invoice factoring and how your business can benefit from it.  Contact Riviera Finance today for your invoice factoring needs!

Freight Bill Factoring Lunch & Learn Presentation

Kim Bukovsky | Freight Bill Factoring PresentationAt Riviera Finance, we look for opportunities for our colleagues to get involved in the community and showcase their expertise. Kim Bukovsky, Midwest Development Manager, presented our Freight Bill Factoring Program and services to a transportation dispatching class on Saturday, February 25. She joined Julia Vasco with Paradox Solutions Group in their dispatch training center for a lunch and learn presentation.

Paradox Solutions Group is an in-class training center that provides everything you need to know about starting and establishing a trucking company.

They provide and assist with the following tasks:

  • Obtaining DOT and MC numbers
  • Corporations and Federal Tax ID’s
  • All U.S. and Canada truck permits
  • Form 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Tax
  • IFTA Calculations
  • QuickBooks and bookkeeping

In these classes, you will also learn how to work as an OTR Dispatcher. Julia has more than 15 years of experience in the transportation industry and can help you with your questions. Visit their website to learn more about their dispatch training and services – they are not a trucking company, they are a training center

Kim Bukovsky & Julia Vasco During The Freight Bill Factoring Lunch & Learn Presentation

Riviera Finance has been providing freight bill factoring to the trucking industry for more than 45 years and can help you get paid faster. Our program allows you to factor your freight bills and get paid within 24 hours.

Visit our website for additional information and approval on our invoice factoring program and services for your start up trucking company.

Baking Cookies for Valentine’s Day at Ronald McDonald House

Riviera Finance Volunteers at Ronald McDonald HouseFor Valentine’s Day, a group of employees of the Chicago Riviera Finance office participated in the “Cookies from the Heart” program at a local Ronald McDonald House.

Kim, Helen, Greg and Michelle coordinated the visit and baked Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies for the families staying at the House. They purchased the ingredients and baked in the full-service kitchen on site.

The team visited the Ronald McDonald House located near the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. There are 5 Ronald McDonald Houses in the area that provide a supportive ‘home away from home’ for families while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. The House has 18 bedrooms and is decorated based on the children’s book, The Secret Garden, with several secret places to be enjoyed by all.

“Our employees volunteered our time to bake cookies, so when the families came home after a long day at the hospital they were cared for with treats,” said Kim.

Baking Cookies at Ronald McDonald House
The House offers comfortable, private rooms where families can get a good night’s rest knowing their child is close by and gives families the opportunity to connect with others going through similar experiences. During their stay, parents can exchange stories over a cup of coffee in the kitchen, while siblings bond with new friends in the play room. Every night, 153 families are able to heal together because of the comfort, compassion and community found at each of the Ronald McDonald Houses.

Baking Cookies at Ronald McDonald House
Volunteers arrive daily, offering their welcoming smiles and helpful hands where they’ll tidy things up and provide home-cooked meals. Laundry and computer facilities provide accessibility and convenience. The folks who work at the House are always there, providing care and comfort to families during their greatest time of need.

Visit www.rmhc.org for more information about the Ronald McDonald House and how you can volunteer your time. Our Chicago team plans to volunteer their time again next quarter.

Riviera Finance is a leader in business financing. Get more information about our invoice factoring services and how we can help your business.