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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.

 

Revisiting Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

Posted on: April 17, 2018

There are many days in my business where I feel like a counselor, business relationships can be tough. While there’s definitely an art to being a successful entrepreneur, the business world focuses more heavily on scientific factors — primarily cold, hard numbers gathered by tried-and-true methods. Then why I am (jokingly) thinking about adding “marriage

The Next Step: Going Beyond The Growth Dilemma

Posted on: April 05, 2018

Dabbling in the study of partnership compatibility through personality testing just maybe the next step. Now that the labor of love called The Growth Dilemma is complete, I’m getting questioned by friends, clients and peers about my next step. The question is usually a variation of this: “So what do you do after your write

And Now for Something Completely Different: Let’s Talk About Organization

Posted on: March 21, 2018

Staying organized is imperative to a successful business. Working with small- to mid-sized businesses and assisting them in finding the funding they need to grow and prosper is my passion, but the process is a complicated one for both related and unrelated reasons. Between considering numerous funding options for multiple clients,handling the day-to-day aspects of

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