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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.

 

What is Holding You Back from Growing Your Business?

Posted on: January 12, 2017

The answer might not be so obvious. Have you ever had a significant amount of pain and decide to go for a massage to get it “fixed”? I recently discovered “trigger point massage” and learned that often the point in the body that is causing the pain is nowhere close to the pain. An experienced

A Soul Searching Question Every Business Owner Should Ask

Posted on: January 03, 2017

And a perfect New Year’s exercise. As the clock strikes midnight tomorrow night, one chapter will end and another will begin. And during this time of reflection – I think there is one critical question every entrepreneur should honestly ask and answer – is your company providing a valuable product or service to your end

Preparing Your 2017 Financing Strategy

Posted on: December 21, 2016

Think defensively and offensively. As you prepare and plan for 2017, here are ten defensive and offensive financing strategies to consider: DEFENSIVE 1. Have you reviewed the mix between your fixed rate and variable rate debt, the impact of rising interest rates on your P&L – and decided if you’re comfortable with it? 2. Do

What Is the Real State of Online Business Lending?

Posted on: December 16, 2016

Some say the industry is maturing, but a bubble may be getting ready to burst. There was a lot of activity and noise last week in the world of online business lending. The OCC announced that they will move towards chartering fintech companies, Harvard Business School released a comprehensive report on the State of Online

The Power of the Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted on: December 06, 2016

Slowing down is important and hard. As I pen this column, I am getting ready for the Monday morning alarm clock to ring, after a long and restful four-day weekend. I suspect that many people are dreading the week to begin. What could be more wonderful then for the lazy days with family and friends

Trump Election Makes Locking in Fixed Rates Crucial

Posted on: November 16, 2016

What are the post-election implications for business and financing? No matter how you feel about Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, there are implications for your business and associated financing. Without getting into a political debate – and haven’t we all had enough of that anyway? – it’s fair to say that Trump’s election adds

Why You Shouldn’t Go It Alone for Your Lending Needs

Posted on: November 09, 2016

You deserve concierge service. There are plenty of times in life when doing it yourself makes sense. It’s not too difficult to clean your gutters, change your windshield wiper blades or paint a room. You probably can do enough online research to find the best loan rate for buying a car. And booking a vacation

What Would You Do With $1 Million ?

Posted on: November 03, 2016

If you were given a million dollars to invest, how would you allocate the money. Imagine a scenario where you are given 10 poker chips worth $100,000 each. You have to decide how many chips to invest in your business and how many to invest in a mutual fund of your choice. Sorry, you can’t

MultiFunding – Self Reported Report Card Q3 – 2016

Posted on: November 02, 2016

November 2, 2016 – AMBLER, PA – Business loan adviser MultiFunding, announces its 3rd quarter report card in accordance with their commitment to personally provide transparency across the business loan broker industry. This report lays out the company’s first quarter loan data including APR range and product type.  

Should you be offering trade discounts?

Posted on: October 27, 2016

In our last article, we looked at the advantages of trying to obtain trade discounts, also sometimes known as early payment discounts. Let’s now turn that question around: Should your business be offering trade discounts to your customers? A common example might be allowing a customer to deduct 1 percent on an invoice by paying