Small Business Factoring

Business.com / Funding / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

Small business factoring companies allow businesses to sell their unpaid invoices to another company. A factoring company pays a ...

Small business factoring companies allow businesses to sell their unpaid invoices to another company. A factoring company pays a portion of the client's bill so that the small business doesn't have to wait around for payment. Waiting for clients to make timely payments can cause small businesses major problems, especially if money is tight.

Small business factoring companies can really help to strengthen a business financially by making sure that all invoices are paid on time to free up funds needed to take care of expenses and target new business opportunities.  As an alternative to taking out loans or credit, factoring companies use the client's financial strength and stability to help new and small businesses that may not otherwise be eligible for credit.  Factoring companies for small businesses are a great idea for:

1. Small businesses, home businesses, and sole proprietors.

2. Businesses with financially responsible clients.

3. Businesses looking to expand.

4. Businesses that want to avoid loans.

Choose reputable factoring companies for small business

Ask different factoring companies about the size of their typical client. Find out if you are required to commit to a monthly minimum transaction.
Resource Nation to get free quotes from multiple small business factoring providers, or go to Get Factored where the leading factoring companies are listed ready to compete for your business. 

Check your client's credit

In order for a business factoring company to work for you, your clients must have relatively good credit. It's important for the factoring company that they are able to get paid for the original invoices.

Meet your increasing business demands

As your business grows, you don't need slow paying clients holding you back. Business factoring keeps your cash flow moving along so you can reach your business goals.
  • Establish a system of periodically monitoring communication between your clients and the small business factoring services you choose. Make sure that they are professional, friendly and courteous at all times.
  • Before signing a contract, negotiate the price of the factoring service to save money with a discounted rate or a reduction of fees.

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