4 Important Questions Your Customers May Have About Factoring

Business owners often have many questions when it comes to factoring, since it is a form of financing that is unfamiliar to many. They want to understand the practice and how it will affect their business now and in the future. Being prepared to answer their important questions will help you make them comfortable with factoring and more likely to want to do business with you. Will factoring work for my industry or specific business? Factoring is a viable financing option in many industries, including manufacturing, medical, construction, oil and gas, temporary staffing, trucking and freight, technology, and clothing and textiles. While each industry has its own challenges, they tend to share commonalities which make factoring … [Read more...]

IFA Announces New Factoring Training Classes

The International Factoring Association has just announced NEW training courses and meetings,giving you more options for continuing education and networking! Learn Invoice Factoring With IFA Mark your calendars for these upcoming training courses and events: Digital Marketing May 1 - Webinar The Law and Business of Factoring June 23 - 24 - Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, NV Account Executive / Loan Officer Training Course June 26 - 27 - Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, NV Meeting for Women in Commercial Finance July 14 - 15 - Paris Hotel - Las Vegas, NV Transportation Factoring Meeting September 11 - 12 - Omni Nashville - Nashville, TN Portfolio Operations and Monitoring October 13 - 14 - Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, NV Credit, … [Read more...]

Marketing The Right Way For Factoring Business

New clients, we all want them and we try everything in our power to find them. The internet along with social media has made it possible for almost anyone to get their message out to the masses at an extremely low cost. With an internet connection and a very small marketing budget you can create a web page, post content on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and a variety of other outlets depending on your specific need or preference. Our position in the factoring business has always been to keep a lot of irons in the fire when it comes to marketing on the internet. As important it is to have a great website, it is just as important to create useful content to educate our audience about what we do and how our services can benefit their … [Read more...]

Top 7 Factoring Investor Articles of 2013

2013 was certainly an active year for the factoring industry. Given the economic roller coaster, it is no wonder that more and more companies were inquiring about invoice factoring services and seeking help from factoring consultants. Each week Factoring Investor publishes free content – all designed to help you in the area of factoring accounts receivables. As 2013 comes to an end we wish everyone a Happy New Year!  To help get your 2014 off to a productive start, we share with you this list of the... Top 7 Most Read Factoring Business Articles on FactoringInvestor.com Six Tips For A Beginning Factoring Consultant or Broker Wondering why some factoring consultants fail and others succeed? Here are 6 tips for starting as a … [Read more...]

The Blurred Lines of Factoring

Factoring is one of the oldest known business practices that date as far back as the Ancient Roman Empire when merchants would enlist the help of collectors to settle trade debts. The Definition of Invoice Factoring Factoring is generally defined as an arrangement whereby a factor purchases an account(s) receivable from a business at a discount to the face value of that receivable. The factor earns a fee based on the number of days that receivable remains unpaid. Effectively the business is no longer dependent on the conversion of the accounts receivable to cash from the actual payment from their customers which takes place on typical 30 to 90 day terms. Today, factoring is used more than all other types of business financing combined. … [Read more...]

How to Finance a Demolition Company With Construction Factoring

Getting financing for a company in the construction industry is very difficult. In general, lending institutions are not comfortable providing business financing to small or midsized construction subcontractors. Demolition companies often have additional problems getting funded because many institutional lenders view them as riskier - due to the perception that they are often the first ones to do work on a site, but the last ones to get paid. The biggest cash flow problem Demolition companies, like most subcontractors, don’t get paid as soon as they complete their work. Rather, their contracts demand that the provide payment terms to the general contractor. These terms often give the GC up to 60 days to pay. Many general contractors, who … [Read more...]

Why Factoring Works

Working capital - Every business needs it but at what cost? One of the main reasons why I enjoy working in the factoring business is that the concept is simple and easy to understand. Factoring companies provide businesses with working capital by purchasing their client’s outstanding receivables. Typically a factoring transaction is an arrangement between three parties (client, factor and vendor) all of whom are businesses. The business owner understands his profit margins and the expense associated with factoring while the factor evaluates the risk. In most cases the increase in cash flow will not only justify the cost but actually lower operating margins by increasing sales for the business. But why is factoring so popular … [Read more...]

Six Tips For A Beginning Factoring Consultant or Broker

If you are new to the factoring industry or are considering becoming a factoring professional, this article is for you. I have been involved in the industry for a decade and through the years have seen a number of consultants do well. However, I have also seen a large number of consultants leave the business – unable to make ends meet. Many of those consultants made critical mistakes that could have been easily corrected. These tips are intended to help you avoid making those mistakes. Tips For Starting as a Factoring Consultant or Broker Tip #1: Know your product This is the cardinal rule for success in any industry. You have to know your product, and know it well. However, most beginning consultants don’t spend enough time … [Read more...]

Best of How To Start A Factoring Business

Over the past few years I’ve written several articles about starting your own factoring business. Much of the information referred to resources, capital, due diligence and general topics related to the asset based lending industry. To this day I am still amazed over the response we have received on this topic. Today alone I’ve received calls from Europe, Asia and the U.S. about factoring. Since the interest level on this topic has remained so high I felt that it would be a good idea to do a "Best of How To Start A Factoring Business” compiled from previous articles and questions we have received over the last few years. 1. Should I begin as a factoring agent or broker rather than starting a direct funding company? First, understand … [Read more...]

Medical Factoring Wears Many Hats

Those of us that call ourselves medical factoring companies may in fact be quite different from one anther. Throughout the years certain niches have been serviced by finance companies all of which are called medical factoring but each focuses on dissimilar asset classes. This discussion is designed to identify these different asset classes within the framework of Medical Factoring, and to provide the broker with a clear understanding of how to find the right financial institution for each. Medical Factoring Wears Many Hats First we can begin with an easily understandable type of medical practice called “dentistry.” Dentists bill the typically recognizable insurance carriers that are associated with healthcare plans and payments. … [Read more...]