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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.

 

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? 

Building a Business is a Marathon

Posted on: December 22, 2017

Embrace the journey, or don’t start to run. This morning as I checked my Facebook feed, I was struck by a photo memory that eight years ago today, I got my pink slip and lost my big fat corporate job.  The next day, on a Saturday I started working on my company, MultiFunding, and we

Where Are You in Your Entrepreneurial Life Cycle?

Posted on: December 15, 2017

Just as we experience spring, summer, fall and winter each year, there are a similar number of cycles for entrepreneurs. It’s extremely important to understand into which cycle you presently fit, because it determines how you approach growth, helps pinpoint your most comfortable financial options and makes evident your tolerance for risk. So, what are

Early Financing Decisions Matter – A Lot

Posted on: December 06, 2017

Take time to think two steps ahead. Starting a business is an exciting time in anyone’s life. And often when we’re in those “early moments,” we make decisions that have unintended consequences in the future. This is particularly true when it comes to finance and partnership decisions – which are often extremely difficult to unwind.

Are You a Tortoise or a Hare Entrepreneur?

Posted on: November 29, 2017

And why it matters. Do you remember “The Tortoise and the Hare,” one of Aesop’s Fables, written by the ancient Greek storyteller and slave? In this seminal tale, an arrogant hare ridicules a slow-moving tortoise. The tortoise challenges the hare to a race, which is readily accepted. When the race begins, the hare jumps out

Cutting Through The Fear of Publishing A First Book

Posted on: November 29, 2017

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