8.31.2013

Small Business Failures in America - Cash Flow Issues

We are seeing an increase in the length of time required large companies to pay their bills on our team. Fortune 500 which tend to pay their vendors more slowly, which would hurt small businesses strapped in America. The same small businesses that implement 2/3 of the population and perform services in providing the needs of my company run corporations.At, The Car Wash Guys, we retail and fleet customers. Pay cash, that tends to offset the problems with late payments from the expanded fleet accounts. It appears that corporations keep their money to remain productive until the next quarter, but it will hurt them in the long-term efforts to small businesses that provide real-time and part will not be able to meet the demands of real time and therefore lead to cost overruns for the manufacturing sector. 

Thus reduce productivity and cause problems in their efforts to excellence. Who is hurt the worst? The possibility of non-high-tech unable to timely perform their industry, and their shareholders in assessing the stock decline, which was not hit their income guestimatation or quotas. Also hurt retail outlets which are essential items in the store in time to meet consumer demand. The biggest cut in the long run we are all in America due to the increasing failure of small businesses to operate in string.Some shoes of a small business should be weeded out weak by factors such as abnormal free market is slow to pay and others that work just press the ROI and repay the loans was hurt. Pain because the interest rate risk adverse banks stopped lending to small businesses. Pain SBA guaranteed loans and programs that affect us all. Is serious and likely to cause unnecessary laying off people who make up the largest percentage of people working Americans. Small businesses make up 2/3 of all American workers. It think this problem will get worse as the CFO for a way to save cash as possible, by stringing out their accounts. 

Telephone companies, power companies and other bills paid on time by a small business, while the company's famous thesis slow to pay the difficult economic times. It seems young people who will get its shorts, as life and acceptable provided, but also in us the effects of our customer base is decreasing.What about labor and layoffs? As a small business is not able to implement the lion part of the mass, there will be less money to spend on items sold by major corporations.How this happens and how small businesses lose? Payment slow means slow bill payments and bad credit score. 

Also 60 day cash flow in the bank will be used to float. Buoyancy Some small businesses can get, but some small businesses are broken down and become ineffective and can not survive 60 days and not be part of the nearly 28 million small businesses in the country them to pay their bills, buy products and services workers.This and feed their families is the most serious problem facing the U.S. economy and is still moving in the wrong direction in the first quarter of 2001. This is not good. Car Wash does history new car sales market, so some companies we should be fine. As well as small businesses will tell you that they have to constantly adjust their methods of operation against the forces, which may be a threat.

8.28.2013

Dynamics of Daylight Savings Time in Business Services in the United States

Dynamics of Daylight Savings Time to change the way we live and do business. What is the real dynamics of daylight Savings. This is to improve the efficiency of energy supply and demand issues initially. Does it still work for that purpose. To some degree yes. But, not as much as you think. If you object to someone fix it really hurts small energy cost for the city of burning coal. Some cities use the fuel to power. Nuclear is the next best for hydroelectric power. The wind sounded great, but we have not perfected it and tax write off scandalists make a mockery of what could be a great technology and environment friendly energy. Surya, may not work better than the previous more now because knowledge Infrared and more efficient solar cells for nano technology. 

Surya sounds good because it comes from the sun or space, the things that happened billions of years ago is now reaching us on the other spectrum too.Since World Turns 600 + miles per hour and we has 4 time zones in the U.S., actually 6 if you count Alaska and Hawaii. After each 600 + km we need a new time zone. That, we almost had. Some of the city ended in the early time zone while the other end of the time zone so that they have an hour of each other. Some states like Arizona do not change so half years they were in the Pacific and the other half are in line with the northern neighbor or their NAFTA. This can cause problems in business due to scheduling and phone calls. Never had a problem reaching five NY and knew everyone there and ran out the door at 4:59 their time? Happens.The other issues going on that you can think about is the grass-roots campaign by politicians stop when daylight savings starts. Why? Because people are not home from work until 5-5:30 and so you can not knock on their door in dark, it's strange they are. And you only have an hour or more to knock on the door before it was dark. So the grass roots marketing of candidates and propositions hits the mass media and all of a sudden we are inundated with ads on TV, supply and demand prices go up, the more money is needed and political favors born . 

Surprising what a simple change of seasons can be made? When people go home they turn on the TV and so the viewer ship is at an all time high. Polling begins to change advertising. Not to mention they can use the door to door canvassing strategy, a favorite local elections and small towns pac. Maybe because it works very well to get you in the end votes.If time zones in Seattle, Portland or Boise, Amarillo, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Louisville, it can be hard on them. Dark day soon. If you are in front of the time zone as in Nashville, TN, Montgomery AL, Chicago, IL, Cheyenne, WY, Denver, CO, Spokane, WA, Vegas NV, you will have a distinct advantage if you are building retailer or service company. More time allows the company to operate more clients and working conditions easier. Mans eyes are much better in dim light and so instinctively day we did our job. Dark mark subsided day and time to eat. So start getting much past the restaurant, happy hour changes. 

People flow at different times in the early hours of the day while people adjust, and then even earlier then the closest to the shortest day of the year, during the summer where they have more people also walk for dinner at 10:00. People also go out and start drinking earlier and therefore more drunk drivers in the early evening and people are more drunk by the last call for additional hours of rock guilt. It requires more police, more dungeons and court time. Also worth more for the status of courts.Now let's talk a little more local, what about the car wash business? Less traffic after work during the week for customers. How mobile service business? If you do not wake up in the morning you have to adjust your sleep schedule by an hour and that way is to show up for work an hour early, the time and the light was long turn out to be more relevant the actual time and day light that humans are used to. There will also be important to get some early morning appointments accounts. If you live in the Northern states and the landscaper or work in the water, then the water freezes and you need the sun to warm it up or wait until later. But remember that now is getting warmer an hour early even though the gap is closed due to climate change and the cold at night take more time to warm up. If you are in S. Carolina / Tennessee Southern CA state crosses the lateral line is not a factor. 22 degrees can still be applied if necessary. 

If you are in the southern most state may have to follow the winter plan more carefully. If you are a farmer or fodder had no problem with water. Construction using water to mix concrete having problems. Many businesses greatly changed and if they do not have a plan then they will lose benefits, lay off workers and annoyed until they are back in the new time saving reality.Daylight early days shorter, but not seen very much for a while. It is time to think about the increased need for efficiency. If you're not paying attention you can easily charge your own $ 60-100 per day if you are a single small business employees, it can cause severe stress on a marriage or family.The farmers Almanac calls for a Winter road in the middle of perhaps the Scientific American article cited above the average ambient temperature of 5-6 degrees warmer than usual, claiming Warming and light specific atmospheric temperature increases. Good business for some, not good for others. 

Last winter was great light in the recording industry, the cost of energy is not a disaster even if we had a spike that can be felt in the North-East of many small business owners complain about the cost of natural gas, though mostly due to lack of new resources. Your competitors may not be ready for the Time Shift although every year with the same results, but you should, maybe it's time to get new customers they can service. You can see some business, mobile, with extra generator for lighting, logo'ed jacket, various items of safety and the clipboard? You may also notice some signage companies to not turn dark while others and some business vehicles with 3M-reflective vinyl letters, which can be seen in the dark due to be reflective ness.You see mobile auto detailers have enclosed trailer or box to protect machinery and components from the weather, and the recirculation hose so you can leave the engine running all day. You'll see contractors working on vehicles with roof boxes and covers about equipment truck bed. 

Without scheduling strategy and the right mix market this type of business phone can watch their gross income reduced greatly from their expected goals. However, if the business is to focus on the goals and prepare a list of their customers aligned in their approach, they can do well. With the enhanced scheduling software is one way to increase efficiency. After changing the time really just means that you are forced to get the same job done in less time and therefore spend more time with your family. Be smart and follow a strategic plan. Let your competitors falter and contact the customer to re-explain the changes and changes in your schedule, try not to make excuses why it can not be done and no time, customers do not appreciate because they themselves need better service because they find themselves in less time small business day.A be taken account their competitors failed to interact with customers perceives as a lack of good service. Perhaps this is the best chance you'll have a whole year to get a new account competition. 

This is not the time to buy more units or train new employees in the workplace, it is time to hone skills and get his teeth into the market, service Get tough, get tough competition, and Play to win. It is possible that the free market hands out awards for excellent service and strategy. You have to be prepared before the change of season with the employees and the goods that you need to stay on top of your customers. Remember that your competition is now dealing with the issue price per gallon and try to stay efficient in delivery vehicles and / or transport services and when they are hit with additional days shorter their fatigue levels peak , it can be done apart from the sick prepared, and losers.

One win strategy for small business service is to keep prices up on November 15 and let the competition drive them before your customers the best due to poor service, shortened days, raise the price and lack of proper scheduling. Allowing the Internet to help you bring sales may be other approaches, as it saves time interaction. You can find some customers actually prefer this type of interaction. It will make you much more time with those who want more personal contact.The Daylight Savings time can tear a hole in your competition schedule right when they charge the highest for all the things you mentioned. Where a lot of people complain about daylight savings time to use it to your advantage.

8.25.2013

Top Small Business Rules [extract]

During the regulation of small businesses so powerful that it becomes difficult to make buck.For my example of the kind of regulation over small business, which focuses on the American Dream into a nightmare America, I will use a simple business like a car wash. Partly because I was in Industry Car Wash and partly because I was very familiar with all these crazy rules. We can choose the business for more regulation because this topic is a very public place like Death and Taxes are expected. But it's not expected by participating in new business and likely to double and triple the cost of capital to start a business often puts the new owner is in financial difficulty to the initial cost of unexpected they are doomed from the start. 

Even if you believe in free trade that enables you to collect anything you can by people voting with their dollars for whatever you sell, and that with great privilege, which allows you to fail and lose All of your money. Which is a known quantity. But if we really setting people up to fail? And if so why? And if so why have small business loans certainty by taxpayers when in fact most of the loans going bad due to lack of knowledge and the rules? Here are some things we have to worry about when setting up a car wash, we also select California locations to show how ridiculous it really can get because most CA rules tended to work across the country and see themselves in the most exciting reality based Midwestern cities: During the Car Wash Industry Regulation (Industry threatened by control Bureaucracy) During the industrial regulation in Car Wash: Car Wash and government regulation is a sign that the car wash industry has fully matured. But also realize that most of the industry has its own set of ridiculous rules many institutions. It's really quite sickening if you think about it. 

There is nothing free about Free Enterprise in the market with non-reality-based rules, which continues to grow each year, up to an entire industry or sector of the market goes stagnant.Now fixed site Car Washes California is faced with OSHA, EPA, DOT, IRS, and stuff like Sara, RCRA, HazCom, VOC, MSDS. There are more than 100 different institutions car wash owners to tackle. Here are some of the necessary permissions required, Burglar Alarm Permit, Building and Construction permits, Work permits, conditional Use permit, permit Fire Protection, Hazardous Materials permits, permits treatment Generator, Underground storage tank permits, licenses accidental emission avoidance, above ground tank permits, land use permits, permits Storage Tanks, Underground tank monitoring plan, SB198 Safety Plan, Zoning Approval, Authorization Landscape licenses, permits noise, Industrial water discharge permits, Business Personal County property licenses, fictitious name filing, License Public Health, Weight and permitted if the size of the gas sold, cradle to grave forms all chemicals that are classified, waste management plans, hazardous Substances Certificate and Disclosure Plan, as well as other items such as corporate number, Tax ID Number, OSHA plans, I'm going to stop here, but they did not. You still think that these things based on the fact that some of the ways to help people? Not hard, because we as business owners have to keep climbing price and in the end it is the consumer who pays.

8.22.2013

Special Advertising in C-Stores

Apparently the mini-blimp indoor theme and concept is making significant progress. We saw them in the halls of Congress sniffing for anthrax. What else can we use it for? C-Stores may use blimp Ads Mini and surveillance to prevent shoplifting. It can be paid by vendors beer, soda vendor as advertising signs, that floats around the store like a pool broom around the family pool. It does not have to be a fool shape, it may very well be any shape like a giant banana or paid must be repaid by the vendors and advertisers. 

Mini camera equipment can be installed to prevent shoplifting. Maybe even a new technology of cell phone video projector that can be placed where you can play at commercial glass refrigerator glass cabinet shop for the consumer, or it can be a warning that they should have the right idea to buy anything in this section? Fool can run on solar power cells in the upper small moth goes from light such as solar powered calculator? Or, if the technology is not available or not sufficient enough on a set of batteries, a trickle charge from the solar cells, lithium ion battery to keep charged. 

Many universities that studies conducted to maneuver miniature blimp ever felt Homeland Security makes things that can make more of a tendency to bio-safety studies sensors.Maneuverability shows the interior is quite feasible and available mini-nano Robotics fool can decrease indicates coupons to consumers. Mini-air balloon and payload is dropped or knocked coupon both the ability of the device.

8.19.2013

How to Protect Yourself and Your Business

As a business owner, you know how important it is for customers to feel safe about doing business with you. After all, if a customer even suspects he may not receive all that he promised, then is the time he took his business elsewhere. So to avoid that offers a guarantee, secure payment methods, prompt customer service, and much more. You do what it takes to show each customer that you are sincere and trustworthy.But what steps you take to protect yourself and your life? Too many business owners spend their time worrying about the security of their customers without thinking of their own, although a small company to deal with frequent customer of fraud, non-paying clients, and more.

Just like you have taken steps to ensure that your customers are satisfied with the experience buy them, so you should be comfortable and safe by taking some care of your own.

1. Get all contracts WritingWritten not only to help customers understand what they can expect to receive their money, it's about laying the ground rules for your business relationships. When the goal is in writing, there is nothing left to debate or be party misunderstanding.Both can rest assured that their interests are protected and they should have a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities in the event that something goes awry. A good example would be if you sell toys parents returned six months later because it was broken. Without a written contract setting time limits and conditions of your return policy, you may end up in an ongoing battle where customer intelligence can lead to loss of business and the contract even lawsuits.Written Both need to be made by a lawyer. You can write everything yourself out plain, easy to understand language. When you and the customer sign it, a legal and binding agreement. It is true simple.

2. Do NaiveSo many entrepreneurs burned by their customers simply because they are too confident. For example, some of you may have sent the product before the customer payment cleared. Or maybe you have completed the agreed work without asking for a deposit. Both are a risky proposition for many new entrepreneurs discover the hard way, especially if they do business online.You can protect yourself by always asking for partial payment in advance and by always wait until the payment is cleared before you send customers their products. Another way to protect yourself and your customers by using a service such as Paypal.com to handle your transaction. This service protects you from customers not paying, and offer your customers protection for lost, damaged, or unshipped products.

3. Local LawsOne you know the best way to protect yourself is to be informed. Once you know your legal rights, you will have a better understanding on how to effectively handle turbulent customers.For example, some states will not allow you to restrict the right of the customer to return the product beyond a certain time limit, so you can not legally can enforce security of the week. On the other hand, if you know your rights, then you will also know what steps to take in case of legal action on your part is necessary.For example, you might want to send a certified letter demanding payment before you file a lawsuit. Additionally, if you seem knowledgeable about your rights, many customers may think twice before failed to pay or accept the offer fraud.The finally qualified to protect you as a customer. Some caution ahead now to ensure that you will have a long business relationship with your customers and satisfying.

8.16.2013

Do not Wait for the Perfect Plan

1. Do not Spend Too Much Time Planning When you enter a new market, you do not know the hidden problems and challenges you face. You do not understand the problem until you make a few mistakes. And you can not handle it and go to make a success of your new business direction your skills quickly.Most successful new business - about 90 percent of them - ended up keeping the other skills than expected. That's why it does not pay to spend too much time and money planning. Conduct research. Knowing the great plan of action and give yourself a bail-out option. Then go for it. He can adapt, wins.

2. Do not spend too much moneyThe the most business start-ups that succeed do so on a limited budget, and without the benefit funding.People involved in the venture capital business with limited funds have to think harder, work harder and, most importantly, sell more difficult . Their first major effort to bring cash. And that's how it should be.There only one thing that will definitely stop in its tracks any business - and that lack money.Ironically, limited capital usually means cash flow is faster and more powerful. You are forced to be pressed from the start, your workers make do with less, and have a better focus on bringing much needed revenue.

3. Get FastThe operating the most common reason for failure of a new product or project a waste of time getting ready. Between extend and make more expensive business plan, endlessly tinkering with the product and the mother involved in the focus groups, it is easier to let a good product or project steam.Some losing traders do not mind starting with a copycat idea to target a small market forged Saving cost of market research - and start-ups to enter the small market is unlikely to face marketing is not likely to face competition from large, established Companies.

4. Go for Quick Cash FirstContrary what few business books say, successful entrepreneurs will tell you that they will take the fastest route to get cash when launching a new venture. They do it because they have the cash choice.After start coming, they later time and funds to improve the product., Improve customer service and improve operations.Keep in mind that the best plan is often the most arrogant. You never know for sure how the best way to serve the market until you are actually in the field, serving customers: When launching a new business or product, find out how you can get to the break-even point, the point quickly. Types of income planning forced to pay closer attention to market.

5. Forget about getting an expert, you itSuccessful no expert entrepreneurs to run their businesses. They look out for themselves. When t comes to making a new product or project work, the response was to yourself to make sure it gets done right.Yes, can be stressful and time-lots of extra work on your own, but it will pay off in the long run. You can understand the project in a maze t way.Don 'when it comes to making the first move. If you want to be building a business genius or just want to make a lot of money this year, here are five secrets of highly successful entrepreneurs.

8.13.2013

Factoring Finance: How to Grow Your Business Without Debt or Loan

What is invoice factoring? Accounts receivable financing, also known as invoice factoring, is a powerful financial tool that fueled the growth and success of a number of companies. Factoring enables companies to maximize their unpaid receivables by selling them to a factoring company for immediate payment. With factoring, companies immediately get paid for their work charged from the factoring finance company, while the factoring company waiting to be paid by the customer. Factoring strengthen the cash position of the business' by shortening the time to get invoices paid in 48 hours and provide the funds needed to meet current expenses and target new challenge opportunities.Invoice BenefitsAs Factoring Loans and Lines the credit needs of the client have tangible assets and strong financial, factoring relies more heavily on the financial strength of the client's customers. 

This is an important feature, since many new and small businesses do not meet the financial criteria of traditional lending institutions. However, many small businesses have a strong list of financial customers that can be exploited. Factoring empowers businesses to capitalize on their list of customers, and provide them with the tools to turn receivables into immediate cash, without generating debt. Because factoring is not a loan, a perfect financial products as follows: o New and growing businesses, including small businesses and homes, and business consultant Business customerso financial solo preneurs.o strong as it prepares to Businesses grow significantlyo intangible assets (eg consultants) or businesses that do not want to take the loanAn added benefit of factoring is that factor usually assumes part of the credit risk of clients' for customers. This means that if a customer becomes insolvent financial due to bankruptcy and not pay the invoice, the factor will assume the loss. This is a valuable service for small companies may not be able to afford the cost of bankruptcy customer.CostsThe factoring transaction - also known as the discount - vary based on a number of variables such as financial strength customers and the value that counts. In general, the discount is a percentage of the invoice face value that increases with time until the invoice is paid. Small businesses, those that have between $ 20,000 and $ 300,000 in annual revenue, you may expect to pay a discounted rate of about 2% for every ten (10) days of the invoice is not paid. Businesses with factorable revenues of over $ 300,000 can expect lower discount rates.Factoring Work: Business Services and Products, Inc. Case StudyBusiness Services and Products, Inc. (BSP, Inc.) is a small feat, produced only company, which provides business consulting and equipment for local companies. It has a $ 300,000 annual revenues and during the past year BSP Inc. has enjoyed significant sales growth. Although most business owners will be very happy to manage the company, Jane Sullivan, BSP Inc President, is very concerned about the financial position.

Most BSP Inc. customers are large companies with a good reputation for always paying their bills. However they always take between 30-45 days to pay them. BSP Inc., however, have to pay their employees every two weeks and their vendors every four weeks. The difference between the time customers pay their bills and the time BSP Inc. to pay employees and vendors has created cash flow problems in past.Furthermore, the cash flow problems caused Jane to delay Payroll twice this year and placed her trade (vendor) credit in jeopardy several times. It also led him to deliver a number of significant business opportunities because he believes the company's financial ability to hire and pay for the additional staff. Unfortunately, BSP Inc. did not have a large enough financial cushion in the bank to pay paying employees while waiting for 45 days new clients to pay their invoices.The following table provides an overview of BSP , Inc. the current financial position.Business Services and Products, Inc (without financing) Annual sales: ............................ .... $ 300,000 Lost new sales opportunities: ... ....... UnknownTotal Sales: ................................. $ 300,000 Variable costs (60% of sales): ......... $ 180,000 Fixed Costs (Rent, telephone, etc.): ........ $ 20,000 Total Cost: ............... .................. $ 200,000 Revenue (Sales - Costs): .................... $ 100,000 Although the company's outlook looks great, Jane may have to stall its growth until she builds a large enough cash cushion in the bank to finance its growth.After careful consideration, Jane decided that a factoring Lines of capital could help strengthen the financial position of the company. Furthermore, factoring her invoices would enable BSP Inc. to take on new customers and continue to grow, knowing that he could take advantage of her slow paying customers. Financing agreement with BSP Inc. 's provides the company with a 70% down payment for his services bill. This means that the company can earn 70% of the face value of the invoice joined in the next 24-48 hours of submitting them to the factor. The remaining 30% of the funds, less the factoring fee, is quickly rebated as soon as the customer pays their working capital line invoice.

This strengthen the financial position of the company and a bank account, which allows Jane to pay for new employees for the new service contract. Jane also decided to use the extra capital to pay her vendors early, take prompt payment discounts and helping to reduce costs factoring.BSP Inc. customers pay their invoices within 30 days of receipt. Discount (factoring fee) for these invoices is 6%. Each time the invoice paid, factor rebates BSP Inc. the remaining 30% do not go less the factoring fee. This means that after the transaction is completed, the factor rebates 24% (30% - 6%) to BSP Inc.Thanks a factoring line of working capital, Jane was also to secure an additional $ 120,000 worth of business , bringing its annual revenue to $ 420,000. The following table shows the financial position of BSP Inc. 's year after using factoring.Business Services and Products (with factoring) Existing Sales: ............... ....... ............. $ 300,000 New Sales: ................................. ...... $ 120,000 (factor) Total Sales: ..................................... . $ 420,000 Variable costs (60% of sales): ............. $ 252,000 Fixed Costs (Rent, telephone, etc.): ........... Factoring costs $ 20,000 (6% of $ 120,000): ......... $ 7200 Total Cost: ............................. ......... $ 279,200 Net Profit (Sales - Costs): ................... $ 140,800 As can be seen from the above table, factoring helped BSP Inc. increase profits substantially from $ 100,000 to $ 140,800 - an increase of 40%. BSP Inc. puts on a more solid financial footing, preparing for growth. In addition, the cost impact of factoring on the bottom line was minimal, as it is easily absorbed by the additional business, showing that factoring was paid for directly by the development.

8.10.2013

How to Select the Best Factoring Finance Company for your Business

What is invoice factoring? Invoice factoring is an innovative method of business financing that allows clients to get accelerated payment on their slow paying invoices. Traditionally, when a company offers its services to other businesses, they have to wait between 30-60 days to get paid. Although the company has a large cash cushion in the bank can recover the cost of waiting to be paid, small and medium enterprises can not. This could jeopardize the company's ability to meet payment obligations exist, or worse, prevent them from using the new opportunities.

This which invoice factoring can be a very useful tool . A factor can provide a company with an initial payment of receivables. Factor then wait to be paid by the customer clients, while clients are getting the funds immediately. The transaction is structured as a sale of financial rights, not as a loan. Therefore, it is more focused on the power factor of the customer not paying accounts in the financial strength of the client. Making financial factoring a perfect tool for new, small and emerging features businesses.

Keys factor Selecting factor when looking for the right for your company can be a very complex task. Given the importance of the relationship between factoring your company's ability to succeed and grow, it is important that you do your due diligence when choosing a factoring partner. Here is a list of some of the important criteria when choosing a factoring financing company: Comfort Zone · Factor ': Almost every factor will not advertise that they can work with accounts that require as little as $ 10,000 per month and as high as several million dollars per month. Although that may not be true in principle, the reality is that managing a small number of accounts is very different from managing a multi-million dollar account. Factors that are most likely to develop a comfort zone or a "special option" when it comes to the size of the client. When choosing factor, always ask about the size of their typical client. Ideally, the size of your business does not have to be significantly below or above that figure · Monthly minimum:. Most of these factors will only take clients who undertake to administer a minimum amount of financing per month. The advantage of working for a monthly minimum factor is that the company will offer you better terms. The main disadvantage is that if the volumes are hoping you down, your company may be responsible for the preparation of the difference in cost. 

When choosing factor, be sure to choose one that is under the minimum age is expected, or better yet, try and find a factor with no minimum · recourse vs non recourse:. Another road is a term that refers to the ability to re-sell invoice factor back to the client if an invoice is not paid within a certain period of time. Most of the reasons choose to operate in a fashion way. However, there are a number of factors which offers non-recourse agreement. Based on a non-recourse agreement, the factor will recover the losses on the invoice if the debtor becomes insolvent or bankrupt financial account. As a result, the factor of non-recourse offers some protection against bad debts. Even if you are generally better off with a non-recourse factor, most Member States agreements work well enough · Contract Duration:. Usually, factoring contracts require a minimum term of one year or more. While long-term contract allows the factor to offer better price, they may also lock your company into a factoring arrangement that outlives its usefulness. Your best bet is to try and find a factor that will allow you easily to terminate the contract (giving reasonable notice) after the service has outlived its usefulness · Fee Structure:. Factoring costs vary significantly across industries and usually relies ona) the financial strength of your customersb) your monthly volumesc) andd duration of your contract) you receivables.The payment cycle (also known as the "discount" ;) can be as high as 7% per month for small ticket transactions (less than $ 30K per month) at a level a few points for companies that want to will factor some hundred dollars. Also, make sure you understand the cost structure of your factors thoroughly before signing the agreement because many factors have complex fee structures · Service Level:. A very important criteria when selecting a factoring company is choosing a company that will provide the appropriate level of service. This industry is very diverse, and there are many factors that charge very low cost and provide a very impersonal "mass approach" to services. Conversely, there are factors that provide "high touch" level of service, for a slightly higher price. Most companies tend to choose the factors with the lowest level (at the lowest level of service usually) think that they will save money. In the long run, they end up regretting the decision. 

You are usually better off looking for reasons to offer better service, even if it does you little premium.Should working on factoring broker / consultant? One way to simplify the process of selecting factors working in factoring broker. A good broker will help you determine if factoring is the best solution for your company and will help you find the most appropriate factors to serve you. Broker will also help you position your company to factor in the best way possible, to maximize the chances of obtaining funding for your company with the best terms. One of the most significant advantages of working with a factoring broker is that they will help you save time. The process of evaluating factoring company can be tedious and time consuming. A broker can help you avoid a problem because they do all the work to find the best factor for you. Finally, most factoring brokers are compensated through a finders fee by factoring companies, so you do not have to pay them for their services.

8.07.2013

I Promote Yourself More Successfully

One of the major challenges for independent professionals and small businesses, especially when starting out, generating visibility to ultimately lead to the development of sales.One particular challenge, I've found, is to know what to say about yourself and operations and services when asked "What are you doing?" 

• Did you ever stumble your words when asked what are you doing? 

• Have you ever received a response, "Oh, I see", followed by silence? 

• Do you ever feel like you do not know what to say about yourself? 

I remembered the 'elevator speech theory' (I do not know to whom to attribute discovery thereof), just cause "if you are in an elevator that opens on the tenth floor Bill Gates goes and asks what you do - what would you say, and you have just up the elevator to the bottom? "I personally have struggled with it at times, and consistency find that when I get it right, results flow - which initially can be a simple but important in getting more time to talk to the person who asked the question you. great resource I have used to achieve greater results, is a Marketing Plan Workbook of Action Plan Marketing, created by Robert Middleton.

This FREE workbook, which can be accessed by globizdev.com various details good strategy to market yourself, including how to deal with concept.By elevator speech to use this approach in the publications I have not been able to clean FREE articulate what I'm doing, presents a brief 'elevator speech' and the language open conversations, increasing success in getting an appointment key decision makers - all of which will lead to increased revenue.The Marketing Plan Workbook takes you through a series of exercises to help you attract, and keep, a new client. By working through the 24-page book, you will: 

1. Developing core marketing message

2. Learn to 'tell' your core marketing message

3. Develop the executive summary for your business

4. Develop a range of marketing options - web, print, speakers, writing

5. Narrow various sales strategies for your business Will Marketing Plan Workbook guarantee your success? Of course not - you You.

8.04.2013

Analyzing Customer Business Plan

Customer Analysis section of the business plan to assess customer segments that the company serves. In this case, the company must identify its target customers, convey the needs of the customer, and show how its products and services meet customer needs.The first step analysis is to determine which customers the company serves. It requires. It is not enough to say the company targets small businesses, for example, because there are many millions of types of customers. 

Instead, the plan should identify specific customers they serve, such as small businesses with 10-50 employees are based in major metropolitan cities in the West Coast.Once plan are clearly identified and defined target enterprise customers, it is necessary to clarify customer demographics. Questions answered include: How many potential customers fit the given definition? customer base growing or declining? What is the average income / salary of the customer? and where the customer based on geography? After explaining customer demographics, the plan must detail the needs of the customer. Conveying customer needs could take the form of past actions (X% to buy a similar product in the past), future projections (when interviewed, X% said they would buy the product / service Y) and / or implications (because X% use a product / services which product / services we improve / replace, then IX% require products / services we). The business plan should also detail the customer decision-making drivers. 

Examples of questions to be answered: Do customers find price to be more important than the quality of the product or service? and The customer is looking for the highest levels of reliability, or they have their own support and just looking for a basic level of service There is one last important step of the Customer Analysis -? Demonstrate an understanding of the actual decision-making process. Examples of questions to be answered here include: the customer will consult with others within their organization / family before making a decision?, the customer will be looking for some offers? and Is the product / service require significant operational changes (eg, the customer must invest the time to learn new technologies? Will the product / service cause other members within the organization to lose their job? Etc..) It is important to really understand the customer for develop a successful business and marketing strategies. As such, sophisticated investors require comprehensive profiles of target customers in a company. By spending the time to explore and analyze your target customers, you will develop both enhance your business strategy and funding success.

8.01.2013

Find Your Niche & Follow It - Part 1

In this article series I will show you how to find out if there are people hungry for your product information before you write a single word.Mark Twain once said: "Find out where people are going and get there first" :. With the advent of the internet you will surely find out what people want. Being the first in line to bill them might not be easy.But so there is no way to know if there's a hungry crowd for your information product, and more importantly a crowd with pockets bulging with cash to give. In this article I will share some tips that will save you a lot of grief from any market.Firstly do think it is important that what you are selling your interests, if you sign up for A life of struggle and bad ... Bored! Motivating yourself to sell something that has no interest or belief is soul-destroying at the best of times, so do not do it.Just because * tire * cat suit it would not mean the rest of the planet to take to land them at all. I mean it's pretty small niche with less than 560 searches a month are performed. 

Yes I do actually go and look at the statistics for someone to say the things I saw in marketing-shit is that I was able to explore interests that I do not have the time or desire to become actively involved in Take archery, I can touch a bow as well as the next, and have done for the last few years. But the idea of ​​traipsing off to all the shows on weekends, especially talking a load of rubbish just does not do it for me.But sell this bunch of Robin Hood wannabees a infoprod, and I'm game. Seriously though, I love archery, it is one of the few sports the British government has not really tried to ban ... more! And that brings me to my point ... What do you have an interest that also has a large number of people want to do * that I call sandal purses. You need to find a market where people do not even blink at spending $ 100 per year on the products that you selling.OK time to take some action:. => Develop a preliminary list of 10 interests you => Scan your bookshelves to see what reference books you bought in the past, and on what subject or hobby. => Pay attention when you meet people start talking about their hobbies, their passions. => Pop in a local magazine store and see what interests served. => Can not be bothered to pad your local store, then click to http://www.mediafinder.com and do some searching. => Buy a stack of magazines and go through Classified ads with a highlighter. You have to call round and ask for their information packet. Record where you call and see how quickly information arrives. 

How are they selling? Good, bad, OK? You can improve thequality of what they have to offer? 5-6 for the issue of how many ads are repeated? Make notes and watch market like a hawk. If they do not make money ads will not run. => Hop on over to eBay to explore all the different sub-categories. Which one is active? Which is commanded high prices? => Is there a discussion forum related to your potential market? Buzz to http://www.forumfind.com search.This and not just the beginning. Until the next article I would like to start paying attention to what people are interested in. It may just be as easy as listening to the temptation of people when they are in the news checkout line.Scan, open your eyes and minds to opportunities. 

You will be amazed at how your brain kicks into "selective perception". You do not know what it is? Never buy a car and then all of a sudden you look around the planet driving the exact same model. It's like everyone decided to buy the car YOU just bought. "Selective Perception" excellent work. The same thing happens when you actively go hunting for a niche market ... You actually work for the good of many other things ... developing a list of keywords is another example, and another story.Until times, now resume your homework. * Attention Ezine editors / Site Owners ** Feel free to reprint this article in its entirety in your ezine or on your site so long as you leave all links in place, do not modify the content and include the resource box with the author as listed below the article.