Relationships Matter to Success in the Factoring Industry

The famous French philosopher Voltaire once said, “The ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to climb”. You can interpret this quote in a variety of ways and for me it really hits home when I look at our success in the factoring industry. We’ll get to that in a moment. The first question that always comes to mind when talking about success is how do you measure it? Talk to most folks and the answer is usually associated with the bottom line. Anyone that follows the financial markets knows what happens to a company’s stock price when they either beat or miss analysts’ expectations for a given period. Let’s face it, without profits companies cannot sustain their operations and continue to be a going … [Read more...]

Common Sense Advice for Factoring Brokers

One of the reasons why I enjoy working in the factoring industry is that almost every day presents a challenge when it comes to looking at prospects and finding new ways to close a deal. As great as that sounds we all know too well that most prospects do not make it past the application review to the due diligence process. In many cases we find the applicant needs some other type of financing or they have some past derogatory issues that cannot be cured. … [Read more...]

Friction In The Factoring Industry

Have you ever heard the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for or you might just get it”? It usually refers to the downside of a casually expressed desire. This phrase definitely holds true for anyone who has funded invoices in the factoring industry. We spend so much time on sales and marketing and then it finally happens – we land a new prospect and they complete our application. We hope the prospect will have prefect credit, stellar account debtors, strong financial statements and be free and clear of any liens or judgments. More importantly, we want the deal to glide through the … [Read more...]

A Call to Factoring Brokers – What’s Up?

What makes some factoring brokers successful and others fade away?  Get three important steps from Don D'Ambrosio in his Call to Factoring Brokers! In the past I’ve written about the pivotal role a factoring broker can play in the cash flow industry. In my November 2011 piece titled, “A How To Guide For Factoring Brokers”, we received an overwhelming response from interested people from all parts of the globe looking to get involved in the factoring industry. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, I have also found that a large percentage of these “new brokers” had … [Read more...]

The Factoring Business Notice of Assignment – Never Fund Without It

Real life scenario explains why factoring companies require a Notice of Assignment to fund business invoices in this article from Oxygen Funding. A few years ago we had a factoring business prospect referred to us from a broker that was affiliated with our company. The prospect was engaged in the business of logistics, working with several well known automotive companies. His business was growing and he needed cash flow to hire additional employees and take on more jobs. … [Read more...]

Factor in Some Good News for the Factoring Industry

The New Year has arrived and with it comes the hopes and expectations for results to exceed those in previous years. Let’s face it, we all want to increase sales and profitability whether it’s in January or the middle of the summer. With traditional financial institutions continuing their stranglehold on lending to businesses, the factoring industry has experienced a renewed interest from companies seeking … [Read more...]

A Year End Thank You From Factoring Company Oxygen Funding

It’s that time of year when many of us are looking forward to the holidays where we get to enjoy time with family and friends and attend holiday parties. Hopefully, many of us will be able to get away from the office for a few days to recharge our batteries and get ready for the New Year. Typically, when I write these monthly articles for Factoring Investor, the discussion focuses on the factoring industry and ways for you to market and manage your business. Last month’s publication, “A How to Guide for Factoring Brokers” was a smashing success with requests for the guide from factoring brokers from all parts of the world. We also received excellent feedback on our social media marketing for the factoring business article that ran … [Read more...]

Is Your Factoring Business In It For The Long Run?

I realize this question may seem obvious to anyone who owns a factoring business. Every business owner wants to succeed and have their company flourish which is why we took the leap of faith in the first place. Sometimes however, our actions … [Read more...]

Starting Your Own Factoring Business? It’s Your Call

At some point in our working lives many of us think about starting a business and being our own boss. The thought of … [Read more...]

Factoring: Is It Always About the Account Debtor?

We all know that factoring has been around for ages and due to the recent changes in the economy its popularity has increased dramatically. With financial institutions constricting credit to businesses, the increased demand for cash flow has created an opportunity for the asset based lending industry especially for … [Read more...]