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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.


An Oasis of Hope

Posted on: February 16, 2017

My experience at Vistage’s annual Chair World conference. People often look at entrepreneurial icons such as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and look at their lives enviously.  What they often don’t understand is the emotional stress and mental exhaustion that goes into building great companies.  The ups and downs on the roller coaster ride are often

Has Your Business Hit a Speed Bump?

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Adjust before it is too late. One of the first questions I like to ask entrepreneur’s and CEO’s when I meet them is what stage of their business journey they are in. I present four categories: the contented, the growers, the speed bumpers, and the exiters. Building a business is rarely ever a straight line

Trying to Solve a Financing Challenge?

Posted on: February 03, 2017

Choices will help you make a better decision. As I write this column, I suspect there are hundreds and thousands of CEO’s and entrepreneurs at this moment who are trying to solve a financing challenge. Sometimes they are stuck because they are exploring one path and can’t get out of their own way. A simple

When Should You Take on an Investor vs. a Loan ?

Posted on: January 27, 2017

There are times when this choice is necessary and appropriate. I have always been a big proponent of the principle that at whatever stage a company is in, when there is a need for capital it is wise to consider both debt and equity alternatives and then decide which is best for you. I have

What Business is Your Hero?

Posted on: January 20, 2017

Take some time to think about whom you want to emulate. Remember when you were growing up? At different points in our lives we all had heroes and they probably changed over time. Who was your hero and why did you want to be like them? Think about it. Was it a sports star, a

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