Business Loans In Canada: Financing Solutions Via Alternative Finance & Traditional Funding

Business loans and finance for a business just may have gotten good again? The pursuit of credit and funding of cash flow solutions for your business often seems like an eternal challenge, even in the best of times, let alone any industry or economic crisis. Let’s dig in.

Since the 2008 financial crisis there’s been a lot of change in finance options from lenders for corporate loans. Canadian business owners and financial managers have excess from everything from peer-to-peer company loans, varied alternative finance solutions, as well of course as the traditional financing offered by Canadian chartered banks.

Those online business loans referenced above are popular and arose out of the merchant cash advance programs in the United States. Loans are based on a percentage of your annual sales, typically in the 15-20% range. The loans are certainly expensive but are viewed as easy to obtain by many small businesses, including retailers who sell on a cash or credit card basis.

Depending on your firm’s circumstances and your ability to truly understand the different choices available to firms searching for SME COMMERCIAL FINANCE options. Those small to medium sized companies ( the definition of ‘ small business ‘ certainly varies as to what is small – often defined as businesses with less than 500 employees! )

How then do we create our road map for external financing techniques and solutions? A simpler way to look at it is to categorize these different financing options under:

Debt / Loans

Asset Based Financing

Alternative Hybrid type solutions

Many top experts maintain that the alternative financing solutions currently available to your firm, in fact are on par with Canadian chartered bank financing when it comes to a full spectrum of funding. The alternative lender is typically a private commercial finance company with a niche in one of the various asset finance areas

If there is one significant trend that’s ‘ sticking ‘it’s Asset Based Finance. The ability of firms to obtain funding via assets such as accounts receivable, inventory and fixed assets with no major emphasis on balance sheet structure and profits and cash flow ( those three elements drive bank financing approval in no small measure ) is the key to success in ABL ( Asset Based Lending ).

Factoring, aka ‘ Receivable Finance ‘ is the other huge driver in trade finance in Canada. In some cases, it’s the only way for firms to be able to sell and finance clients in other geographies/countries.

The rise of ‘ online finance ‘ also can’t be diminished. Whether it’s accessing ‘ crowdfunding’ or sourcing working capital term loans, the technological pace continues at what seems a feverish pace. One only has to read a business daily such as the Globe & Mail or Financial Post to understand the challenge of small business accessing business capital.

Business owners/financial mgrs often find their company at a ‘ turning point ‘ in their history – that time when financing is needed or opportunities and risks can’t be taken. While putting or getting new equity in the business is often impossible, the reality is that the majority of businesses with SME commercial finance needs aren’t, shall we say, ‘ suited’ to this type of funding and capital raising. Business loan interest rates vary with non-traditional financing but offer more flexibility and ease of access to capital.

We’re also the first to remind clients that they should not forget govt solutions in business capital. Two of the best programs are the GovernmentSmall Business Loan Canada (maximum availability = $ 1,000,000.00) as well as the SR&ED program which allows business owners to recapture R&D capital costs. Sred credits can also be financed once they are filed.

Those latter two finance alternatives are often very well suited to business start up loans. We should not forget that asset finance, often called ‘ ABL ‘ by those Bay Street guys, can even be used as a loan to buy a business.

If you’re looking to get the right balance of liquidity and risk coupled with the flexibility to grow your business seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor with a track record of business finance success who can assist you with your funding needs.

What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate

The results of this past election proved once again that the Democrats had a golden opportunity to capitalize on the failings of the Trump Presidency but, fell short of a nation wide mandate. A mandate to seize the gauntlet of the progressive movement that Senator Sanders through down a little over four years ago. The opportunities were there from the very beginning even before this pandemic struck. In their failing to educate the public of the consequences of continued Congressional gridlock, conservatism, and what National Economic Reform’s Ten Articles of Confederation would do led to the results that are playing out today.. More Congressional gridlock, more conservatism and more suffering of millions of Americans are the direct consequences of the Democrats failure to communicate and educate the public. Educate the public that a progressive agenda is necessary to pull the United States out of this Pandemic, and restore this nations health and vitality.

It was the DNC’s intent in this election to only focus on the Trump Administration. They failed to grasp the urgency of the times. They also failed to communicate with the public about the dire conditions millions have been and still are facing even before the Pandemic. The billions of dollars funneled into campaign coffers should have been used to educate the voting public that creating a unified coalition would bring sweeping reforms that are so desperately needed. The reality of what transpired in a year and a half of political campaigning those billions of dollars only created more animosity and division polarizing one extreme over another.

One can remember back in 1992 Ross Perot used his own funds to go on national TV to educate the public on the dire ramifications of not addressing our national debt. That same approach should have been used during this election cycle. By using the medium of television to communicate and educate the public is the most effective way in communicating and educating the public. Had the Biden campaign and the DNC used their resources in this way the results we ae seeing today would have not created the potential for more gridlock in our government. The opportunity was there to educate the public of safety protocols during the siege of this pandemic and how National Economic Reform’s Ten Articles of Confederation provides the necessary progressive reforms that will propel the United States out of the abyss of debt and restore our economy. Restoring our economy so that every American will have the means and the availability of financial and economic security.

The failure of the Democratic party since 2016 has been recruiting a Presidential Candidate who many felt was questionable and more conservative signals that the results of today has not met with the desired results the Democratic party wanted. Then again? By not fully communicating and not educating the public on the merits of a unified progressive platform has left the United States transfixed in our greatest divides since the Civil War. This writers support of Senator Bernie Sanders is well documented. Since 2015 he has laid the groundwork for progressive reforms. He also has the foundations on which these reforms can deliver the goods as they say. But, what did the DNC do, they purposely went out of their way to engineer a candidate who was more in tune with the status-quo of the DNC. They failed to communicate to the public in educating all of us on the ways our lives would be better served with a progressive agenda that was the benchmark of Senators Sanders Presidential campaign and his Our Revolution movement. And this is way there is still really no progress in creating a less toxic environment in Washington and around the country.

Anti Aging Skin Care Treatment – The 7 Secrets to Beautiful Skin

The way we age is part hereditary but mostly related to the environment, how we take care of our skin, and products we use. Products do differ in the benefits. It can be very confusion and often exhausting reading labels and trying to determine the most benefit to your skin. The ingredients lists of our products are lengthy and often have long words only known to chemist.But it is more than the products. What you do to take care of your skin makes a difference.1. Use a Gentle Wash. Washing and removing all make up, oil and dirt from your face in the morning and at night is important. Don’t go to bed with make up on. Washing your face in the morning and washing your face at night is very important. Washing your face is the first step to beautiful skin and good skin care. Washing your face in the morning will open your pours and refresh your face to start your day whether you wash in the shower or at the sink. Make sure your facial wash is PH correct. A wash should not be drying or stripping.2. Use a Toner. Use a toner to remove what washing your face did not remove. A toner is a necessary part to any skin care treatment or skin care regimen. The toner should be a PH correct to maximize your cleaning effort and restore balance.3. Use an Eye Cream. An eye cream is very important. The skin under your eyes is different than the skin on your cheeks, chin, or forehead. The skin under your eyes is very delicate. Your eye cream should help reduce the puffiness and tighten the skin underneath your eyes. If you can only afford one good product for your skin care, buy a good anti-aging eye cream.4. Use a Moisturizer. The moisturizer will help you to achieve and maintain beautiful skin. The moisturizer must have minerals and vitamins in the ingredients. Copper is known to be one of the best minerals for an anti-aging skin care regimen. Stay away from products that have mineral oil and petroleum products as an ingredient. Mineral oil can clog your pours. Mineral oil prevents the minerals and vitamins from penetrating the first layer of skin to go down deep into the pours where they do their work. Moisturizers provide your skin with the necessary drink it needs to remain hydrated. You want to use a moisturizer that will hydrate your skin without leaving an oily feeling. Use products that have protection against the UV Rays even in the winter months. Your face is exposed to the sun even in the winter months.5. Use a Night Cream. A night cream will help to replenish your skin with nutrients needed for the rebuilding of your cells. Make sure the night cream is placed on a clean face. A night cream will provide moisturize and rejuvenate your skin while you sleep.6. Use all the above products on your neck as well. Many women stop the facial skin care at the jaw line omitting one of the most important parts of our body for skin care. That is the neck. Do your body a favor and provide all the same skin care to your neck. You will notice a difference. Did you know the appearance of wrinkles on your neck can give away your age? Take the extra 30 seconds and give your neck the treatment it deserves.7. Most important take care of your skin from the inside out. Taking care of the skin only goes so far! It is imperative to provide your body with the necessary vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to build beautiful skin. An antioxidant will rid your body of the free radicals preventing your cells from achieving maximum health.Okay, now that you know the 7 (seven) secrets to beautiful skin you may ask is it really important to use all those products? Yes, it is. Each of the 7 (seven) secrets provide individual benefit to your skin. It would be great it just one product could provide all the benefits but frankly it would not work. Would you expect your wash to offer a moisturizing benefit that would not require any other skin care product? Think about it, how could you possibly get the best minerals, botanicals, and vitamins such as copper, wheat germ, aloe, cucumber extract, green tea, just to name a few, into one bottle. Good products will provide you with a quick but beneficial skin care system. A beneficial skin care system should help to make you look as young as you feel. It should take tired eyes and make them look younger when the dark circles and puffiness and fine lines are visibly reduced. A botanically based formula support the special skin care needs of both men and women. An anti-aging skin care system should produce results to beautify skin. A skin care system that produces results should firm the appearance of the skin while creating a brighter and smoother skin.