By Stan Prokop
Working capital finance, properly structured, can provide the boost your business needs to both grow and operate. Businesses take on the lack of cash flow challenge for a variety of reasons:
New Market Opportunities, Special projects, Etc!
The bottom line is that properly structured business financing allows owners and financial managers to monetize the assets in the business on a short or long term basis. An example of a long term scenario would be a sale-leaseback; short term example might be the cash flowing of your accounts receivable.
Textbooks tell us that there is a clear definition of working capital, namely going to your balance sheet and subtracting current liabilities from current assets. That’s a great textbook definition, but let’s visits the real world together on what that means.
The absolute number of dollars in your networking capital as defined by our definition above does not really matter. (Although positive is better than negative working capital!)
It is important to know that certain types of business finance solutions are more applicable than others depending on the special needs of your business. The classic example of a cash flow challenge is when you are growing, profitable, but have a gap between cash on hand in your business and short term obligations.
Examples of working capital finance? They include:
Other forms of working capital financing? They include:
Bottom line? There are numerous sources of working capital financing. Choose the right one for your firm with the assistance of a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor. Then get ready to grow your business!
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations. Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977–1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980–1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994–2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing. http://www.7parkavenuefinancial.com