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A growing trend towards using American products means that light manufacturers may need to boost cash flow management to take on new customers.

A growing trend towards using American products means that light manufacturers may need to boost cash flow management to take on new customers.

According to Manufacturing.net, manufacturers could be receiving increased amounts of business; after a series of high-profile recalls from countries such as China, even the recession isn’t stopping businesses from choosing to outsource to American companies. Linda Rigano, the executive director of strategic services for Thomas.Net, points out […]

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In challenging economies, it’s hard to predict cash flow. What is your cash flow management strategy for your Midwest business?

In challenging economies, it’s hard to predict cash flow. What is your cash flow management strategy for your Midwest business?

In more difficult economic times, your predicted cash flow situation may not materialize. Sometimes, Midwest businesses get better than expected news, such as when, in April 2009, Midwest business activity contracted at a much less severe rate than anticipated, thanks to a jump in new orders. Other […]

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Cash flow management for light manufacturing firms can feel especially challenging during a recession.

Cash flow management for light manufacturing firms can feel especially challenging during a recession.

Cash flow management for light manufacturing firms can feel especially challenging during a recession. Avoid these three common fear-based mistakes. According to Manufacturing.Net, “Smart executives keep a laser-like focus on the future and keep their fear in check. If you can do that, your firm can thrive […]

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To stay competitive, light manufacturers need the newest technology.

To stay competitive, light manufacturers need the newest technology.

To stay competitive, light manufacturers need the newest technology. To fund the technology, choose receivables factoring from MP Star Financial. According to Manufacturing.net, “The reluctance on the part of manufacturers to adopt new technology can be so devastating to a company that it should probably be at […]

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Swine flu caused a huge upswing in demand for janitorial services.

Swine flu caused a huge upswing in demand for janitorial services.

Does your janitorial business have a cash flow management system that can take advantage of sudden demand? In Utah, schools that closed because of swine flu could not reopen until janitorial services thoroughly disinfected the buildings. According to ABC News, “new CDC [Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Credit card processors are often insisting upon cash reserves from small businesses, hurting cash flow management.

Credit card processors are often insisting upon cash reserves from small businesses, hurting cash flow management.

How would that affect you? BusinessWeek is calling this tactic a “brutal cash squeeze,” one that can dramatically harm even well-established companies. The article quotes the CEO of Angie’s List, Bill Oesterle, whose credit card processor wanted a new reserve of a whopping $2.5 million. “In two […]

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Looking to capture a larger market share?

Looking to capture a larger market share?

Consider invoice factoring as your small business funding solution to go after new clients and markets. Let’s face it. Times have been tough, economically speaking, and some of your competitors may be suffering. Perhaps poor cash flow management has prevented them from effectively marketing their business and/or […]

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Many temp staffing agencies struggle with cash flow management, which can cause significant problems.

Many temp staffing agencies struggle with cash flow management, which can cause significant problems.

What cash flow plan do you have in place? According to a February 23, 2009 fact sheet by American Staffing Association, temp staffing firms placed 2.66 million workers every single day during 2008, with a total of 11.2 million temporary and contract workers employed in the United […]

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In 2009, 1/3 of small businesses admitted to financial worries, including cash flow management problems when credit card limits were lowered.

In 2009, 1/3 of small businesses admitted to financial worries, including cash flow management problems when credit card limits were lowered.

According to a report released by the National Small Business Association in January 2009, 1/3 of small businesses have concerns about the ongoing viability of their businesses. This report also indicates that 28% of them experienced decreases on their lines of credit/credit cards; if the business owners […]

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2009 cash flow crunch – Accounts Receivable Factoring is a strong alternative source for your business funding needs…

2009 cash flow crunch - Accounts Receivable Factoring is a strong alternative source for your business funding needs...

Trends suggest that 2009 will be challenging for entrepreneurs and small businesses wanting to raise operating capital or improve cash flow management. Scott Shane shares his perspective in his excellent article, “Top 5 Trends for Small Business Finance in 2009.” Now, here are my thoughts. I believe […]

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