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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.

 

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

Is Your Business in Growth Mode?

Posted on: August 20, 2016

This is the most exciting part of the journey. In the first part of this series, we introduced the five stages of entrepreneurship we work with on a daily basis. One of our favorite entrepreneurs to work with is someone we’ve dubbed The Grower, although The Expander is another good description. Why do we like

Are You Content With Your Business?

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Remember : Trees don’t grow into the sky forever. In the first part of this series, we introduced the five stages of entrepreneurship we work with on a daily basis. Sometimes, we have clients whose business is going well and who believe they’re in good shape for whatever lies ahead. We call these folks The

Renewal of SBA’s CDC/504 Program Good News for Small Business

Posted on: August 04, 2016

Congress did the smart thing in December and not only renewed, but made permanent the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) CDC/504 program, which provides financing for significant fixed assets such as equipment or real estate. The program previously was a temporary measure that was part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. That renewal made

Published Vistage Executive Street Blog: Working Capital: 2 great options to explore

Posted on: August 03, 2016

It doesn’t matter how strong your product/idea/service is if you can’t obtain working capital. And as many small business owners will tell you, lining up working capital can be about as likely as winning a one-on-one basketball game against LeBron James. For many businesses, conventional bank loans are out of the picture and even the

Is Your Business Stuck?

Posted on: August 02, 2016

There are ways to snap out of it. In the first part of this series, we introduced the five stages of entrepreneurship we work with on a daily basis. The next kind of entrepreneur we see is simply known as The Stuck, although this person might also be dubbed the Wanna-Be Expander. An entrepreneur who