Archives for May 2013

Qualifying vs. Working For Your Receivable Factoring Referral Fee

What is expected of the receivable factoring referral source? As a direct funder, we have requirements of our factoring brokers. Our brokers make monthly residual income and for that, certain things have to be done. The basic minimum requirement is to introduce a potential client to us and to complete/submit the necessary broker agreement. Once that process is completed and the transaction closes the broker has qualified for his/her fee and once payments are collected from payers, fees are distributed. The question here is “Should the factoring broker be satisfied with this?” If a referral source is to be successful that individual must look after, or nurture the prospect. It should always be noted that the broker is the first line of … [Read more...]

Social Media: Worth the Time for Factors?

Factors and brokers know that time is everything when it comes to factoring. In order to find and close deals, connecting and following up with a lead quickly is essential. Marketing is an important part of growing any business. That’s why factoring companies often devote a substantial amount of time to marketing, advertising and branding efforts. Social Buzz Social media seems to be the new hot thing when it comes to online marketing—after all, there is a huge audience available, it’s targeted, and it is about as cheap as it gets. Current marketing research from HubSpot shows that social media produces double the leads of trade shows or pay-per-click advertising. Also, companies that generate over 1,000 Facebook likes are also likely to … [Read more...]

Asking the Right Factoring Questions

Everybody has an opinion as to how factoring works and the best method to fund deals. Many of the articles I’ve written in the past try to assist the broker and factor from both the sales and operational side of the equation. Is there a magic formula to use to get more deals closed? We all know there is no secret that will land you more deals, but positioning yourself, asking the right questions and using common sense will sure go a long way. Unlike a traditional bank loan which requires collateral as security, factoring typically involves advancing funds through the purchase of an invoice. The invoice is an instrument that represents a promise from one party to pay another for delivered goods or services. No risk at all associated … [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...]