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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.


Take This Test Before Committing to a Partnership

Posted on: March 14, 2018

Learning more about your potential partner(s) before you start is critical to your success. In theory, a business partnership is an exciting idea as two or more friends, relatives or acquaintances brainstorm a great idea and consider the financial possibilities. In reality, partnerships are often fraught with conflicts and ultimately are unsuccessful because the common

Using an SBA Loan in a Creative Way

Posted on: March 07, 2018

Hypothetical example of the day: A client has a successful consulting business that’s been growing slowly but steadily. She’s well-respected in the field and has carved out a solid niche. Her top-line revenue is about $2 million annually, After all is said and done, she’s taking home about $350,000 in profit. She’s not rich, but

A Hypothetical Situation: Does it Make Sense to Use an SBA Loan?

Posted on: February 28, 2018

Understanding terms and interest rates are keys to decision making. Let’s run a scenario together. Your company has reached a potentially game-changing moment in its history: It’s time to make a big investment. Things are going well and the opportunity presented may well make your company grow exponentially over the next few months and/or years.

A Test With No Wrong Answers

Posted on: February 22, 2018

Although one is preferred. Back in your school days, you likely had tests that included multiple-choice answers. And sometimes the difficulty of those questions was compounded when one of the answers was “all of the above.” That’s the situation workshop participants encounter during an exercise I suggest. Question: Your company is enjoying a banner year

Do You Have a Partner That’s Driving You Crazy?

Posted on: February 07, 2018

Here is a creative solution that may resolve the problem. High divorce rates are proof positive that it’s hard for people to get along, even for those deeply in love at one point. True love invariably fades, at least to some extent. The same is true when it comes to business. You may start a

Sometimes You Need More Expensive Financing

Posted on: January 31, 2018

Price-shopping is something that nearly everyone does at some point in their lives. Whether it’s parents stretching their household budget, kids trying to make their allowance last or multi-national conglomerates trying to get the best possible deals from suppliers, it all comes down to the best deal. Consumer and business advocates constantly harp on the

The Dilemma of Being an Entrepreneur: Five Common Struggles

Posted on: January 24, 2018

You should know that you are not alone and there is usually always a solution to your dilemma. Thanks to portrayals in both film and fiction, the public thinks of entrepreneurs as bold and dashing men and women who combine a visionary view of the world with boundless energy and a keen sense of unfulfilled

Keeping It In The Family: Pros and Cons

Posted on: January 22, 2018

Working with family members can be fulfilling and exhausting at the same time, think it through. Harper Lee may have been a legend in literary circles for To Kill a Mockingbird, but that influential novel also contains a nugget that any entrepreneur should ponder when deciding whether to work with family members or close friends.

Cutting Through the Fear of Publishing a First Book

Posted on: January 12, 2018

You must believe that your content will help others. Typically, when I sit down to write a column, I spend some time reflecting on my interactions with entrepreneurs over the past week, and I look for an experience that I think has a universal lesson that I can share. Over the past few weeks, I

Is Growth a Dilemma?

Posted on: January 03, 2018

You need to think about your next big steps carefully. Holiday seasons are a time for enjoying family and reflection.  And this year, for me at least, I am thinking a lot about my upcoming book, The Growth Dilemma. How big would you like your business to be next year or three years from now?