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Multifunding_Slingshot_buscards_AVERY_BACK_PRINT READYOur blog, The Slingshot Café, is where CEO Ami Kassar gives valuable insights on the current small business trends and how they can impact your business. Read through our blog to learn more about small business loans, financing options and more.


Are You Taking Advantage of Trade Discounts

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Getting your working capital ducks in a row can allow you to capitalize on trade discounts. A wise old man once said that, “Any [person] can pay retail.” Truer words were never spoken. Sure, it’s easy to know what you want, buy it and walk away, having saved yourself time and aggravation. However, you’re probably

Longer Amortizations Make Sense

Posted on: October 13, 2016

Spreading out a debt strategy adds versatility to your business plan. We’ve repeatedly discussed how debt isn’t necessarily a bad thing, although we’re aware that it’s human nature to not want to end up in a money pit. And even entrepreneurs who are willing to take on debt tend to want to pay it off

The No Debt Badge of Honor – or is it?

Posted on: October 06, 2016

3 Questions executives should be asking themselves. Working with companies seeking funding of some sort is our bread and butter, so we regularly deal with entrepreneurs who already are managing some debt. But sometimes we run across CEOs who have no debt, although they have had it in the past. Invariably, they report being happy,

Thinking About Net Worth, Leverage and Your Business Situation

Posted on: October 04, 2016

Deal or no deal? Not every question has a definitive answer, especially in the world of business. Sometimes the answer can change, depending upon when it’s asked. Sometimes there simply is no good answer. And sometimes the answer depends on the business executive. Consider this example: A CEO has an offer on the table to

Are You a Risk Taker?

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Entrepreneurial risk takers garner more financing options. The final part of this risk profile series looks at “risk flexible” companies – those organizations led by entrepreneurs who are willing to take significant risks knowing that they may lead to much larger rewards. That means they would at least consider or would be open to just

Entrepreneurial Risk: The Risk Neutral

Posted on: September 23, 2016

What’s your risk profile? Let’s continue our exploration of risk by taking a peak at the so-called risk-neutral businesses. Unlike the risk-averse companies we discussed in the first part of this series, this class of entrepreneur is open to risks, so long as they are carefully balanced against the rewards. In other words, every option’s

Are You Risk Averse?

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Knowing your risk tolerance can help you plan for financing. In the first part of this series, we introduced the three risk profiles we work with on a daily basis. Before we can even begin to suggest funding options for you, we conduct an extensive vetting process. That process gathers information about your place in

3 Risk Profiles-What’s Your Tolerance

Posted on: September 15, 2016

One-size doesn’t fit all. One-size-fits-all may work in some aspects of the clothing world, but that philosophy tends to bomb in the financial industry. That’s not to say there aren’t some – maybe a lot – of lenders who will try to shoehorn you into basically the same solution. Unfortunately, the chances that the solution

Are You Thinking About Planning Your Exit?

Posted on: September 08, 2016

There are many steps to consider. In the first part of this series, we introduced the five stages of entrepreneurship we work with on a daily basis. Finally, we come to the last of the five entrepreneurs we typically see. Meet The Exiter. If all goes well, one day you might get to this happy

Eight Months Ago I Reluctantly Joined a Peer Group

Posted on: September 01, 2016

And now I am drinking the Kool Aid. I don’t know how you were growing up, but I was never big on “group stuff”. I never joined a fraternity or liked to be a part of anything that required regular commitments of my time. Given the choice to have a quiet dinner with a smart