Business Finance

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Business Finance

Many business finance books will tell you cash flow is king in helping a business grow, and that statement is true. But smart business owners learn the in's and out's of business finance to leverage their debt and cash flow to help their business grow larger and stronger even faster.

If a business owner plans to expand their company, they will need additional monies at some point. There are several options open to small businesses when they consider how to fund the expansion or growth. Business finance can take on many forms, whether it be a short term loan, long term debt or factoring. It can include leasing equipment to save money, thereby increasing cash flow and saving money, and it can even include factoring. Many small business owners think the only way to make their business grow is through a cash infusion in the form of a loan. But this isn't always the case.

Take a business finance loan from a bank for instance. In this current economic climate the criteria for lending has become very stringent, and qualifying for a bank loan is almost a business unto itself. Many business owners just starting out or even those who have weathered the past six painful quarters may not have the balance sheets to support a traditional business finance method. These owners or new business start ups need to consider alternative funding options to fuel their expansion.

Other funding options should be considered, such as factoring receivables, or cash advances on merchant transactions. There can be restrictions and rules places upon these types of funding options and so they need to be weighed carefully against the overall business plan. A small business owner can also look for additional profit centers within the business to increase cash flow in the beginning. A business that is showing profit quickly, and is carrying a light debt load is a more attractive funding candidate to any lending source.

As with traditional lenders, anyone involved in business finance is looking for the ability to pay the money back. If a company has good cash flow, the ability to repay the financial instrument decreases the risk and makes the business a more attractive lending candidate. However the small business owner should carefully consider all lending options before taking on additional debt to finance growth. How does it fit into the business model? Does the company have sustained growth to protect the expansion? And is there an exit strategy for paying off the debt?