Any B2B business that is looking for ways to boost cash flow without taking out a traditional loan may be interested in invoice factoring. When invoices are factored, you receive immediate payment from the factoring company instead of having to wait for business clients to pay. There are numerous ways that invoice factoring can contribute to better cash flow and business growth. Read more
If you run a staffing agency, you understand the importance of cash flow. Waiting for customers to pay their invoices can create painful gaps in your cash flow. One solution to this common problem is invoice factoring, a type of financing where you get paid for your invoices immediately rather than having to wait for clients to pay. Read more
Invoice factoring is a type of alternative financing that helps businesses improve their cash flow situation. It can be used in place of or sometimes in addition to other types of financing such as equipment financing, unsecured loans, and venture capital.
Let’s take a closer look at how invoice factoring works so you can decide if it’s worth considering for your own business to help with cash flow and more.
Before entering into any financial agreement, you should be sure to assess the costs and net benefits. Below we are going to walk you through both the benefits and costs associated with factoring.
For most small companies, the benefits of invoice factoring fall into four main categories:
One decision every business has to make is whether or not to extend credit to customers. Providing customers with credit allows them to obtain goods and services now while paying for them later. At the same time, you have to be careful to do this in a way that’s responsible and doesn’t harm your cash flow. Let’s look at how to extend credit in a way that’s beneficial to both businesses and their customers.