We’re not shocked – You won’t be either – a newly released U.S. survey by CFO Magazine stated that cash flow and working capital and accessing working capital funding sources were the most important concern of the financial manager.
Welcome to Canada! We are convinced we are in the same boat even as we talk to clients seeking alternatives to debt financing and liquidity for companies.
The other key item within the study was that business generally speaking was dissatisfied with their banking relationships – again not surprising.
So many of us agree there is a gap in working capital solutions for Canadian business. Let’s discuss why that gap exists, and, more importantly, perhaps there are alternatives to signing up for more debt financing while at the same increasing cashflow with your firm.
As we’ve written inside the past we always tell clients the most effective program in Canada, bar none in your opinion may be the government small company loan program, which is underwritten by our buddies in Ottawa. Great rates, terms, and structures, as well might you obtain. Well here’s the challenge, this software only covers equipment, leaseholds, and real estate – that’s called debt financing. So bust capital or cashflow is ever going to emerge from that program to your firm. Let’s move ahead then.
We can start by defining our working capital problem by simply saying it does not take daily liquidity within your business that we have been talking about -, the number of funds you’ve in your company that may be liquid in case you didn’t have them tangled up in inventory, accounts receivable, and perhaps prepaid current assets. And of course the ‘double whammy’ also comes in when you have your obligations conversely of the balance sheet, i.e. accounts payable and term loans.…Read More