Since the economic crisis of 2008, businesses have been experiencing difficulty in managing their cash flow and securing loans to help continue their operations. Here especially in Rhode Island, we have experienced challenges in relying on government organizations which can help in providing funding.
Managing cash flow involves paying bills, receiving payments for services, managing the liquid assets balance, controlling the collection of cash and disbursements, and deciding on the types of investments the company should make. Proper management of the cash flow is crucial in increasing the company’s profits. When cash flow is managed properly, the business can position itself to invest in other business acquisitions.
In order to manage cash flow, business owners should develop a cash budget showing a forecasting of cash receipts and disbursements over time. They could be short term or long term. This enables the business owner to anticipate the need for alternative financing and to investigate and choose one that is the least costly. If a bank is the choice, having a cash budget with future projections will enable businesses to obtain a loan, as the banks value a business which plans. If businesses are operating with insufficient cash flow due to emergency situations, the banks are unlikely to lend the money.
Because of the problems which we experienced after the economic crisis, banks are requiring that businesses have A credit before they seek loans. Unfortunately, many of the businesses do not have A credit and many are experiencing cash flow problems because of the shortage of cash of their clients resulting in difficulties in collecting payments, and the delays in collecting money from the government or insurance companies.
SalesGuard has developed a system whereby business owners can obtain cash for their business because of delays in collecting payments from their customers or in the event they need to invest in inventory or to take advantage of an opportunity to invest in another business. This is called a business line of credit which is based solely on sales volume. The owners can have access to $5000 up to $250,000 per day, with no upfront fees. As long as there are no bankruptcies , pending legal actions, nor bad credit, any business can apply for the line of credit and have access to the cash which they need.
After reviewing and confirming all of the records of sales volume, the applicant can secure a line of credit suitable for their needs. They can have access to cash when they need it and pay it back when they are able. Even start-up businesses, in certain situations, can secure a line of credit. This is a positive step for business to improve their cash flow and to run their businesses the way that they should.