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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.


Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Realize There Are Different Types of Credit Lines Available to Them – Picking the Right One For You Is Important

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Business owners tend to gravitate toward their local banker for financing, seems logical. But there are options for lines of credit your banker may not be thinking of that could work better for you. Whether it’s for your business or your personal finance, having ready access to cash is never a bad idea and serves

How Today’s Low-Interest Rate Environment Can Benefit Your Business

Posted on: January 30, 2020

2020 could be your year to take a financial risk with low-interest rates holding steady for the foreseeable future. I discuss regularly about whether the time is right for a business to obtain a loan, but one thing not mentioned often is how the overall business environment impacts that decision. Although desperate or reckless entrepreneurs

Scared to Pivot? Here’s Why Embracing Change Can Save Your Business

Posted on: January 24, 2020

Change is hard but status quo will keep you down. In the past, I’ve discussed the idea of “ripping off the bandage;” that is, removing whatever constraints (voluntarily or involuntarily) is preventing your business from moving to the next level. And recently, I came across another example of why doing what’s uncomfortable in the moment

Why Sometimes You Need to Have the Guts to Do What’s Momentarily Painful in Business

Posted on: January 15, 2020

We all have bandages, whether it’s in business or life itself, and at some point you reach a stage where there is a constraint that’s holding you back. Things in your company may be coming along just fine, but you’ll never be able to fulfill your company’s potential by keeping things as is. Sometimes, you

This Loan Program From the SBA Can Help Fuel Your Business in 2020

Posted on: January 08, 2020

The SBA 504 loan program should be your first consideration for your real estate and equipment growth needs. Most entrepreneurs typically start their business in a leased facility.  And at some point, if things go well, one might face the decision to buy your own real estate or keep paying rent.  And if you are

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Invest Your Own Money in Your Company

Posted on: January 08, 2020

Most entrepreneurs are not sure wether to use their own cash or borrow the money. Here’s the answer. Here’s a question recently posed to me: “I am looking to invest in my company, but if I have the cash, why should I borrow the money and incur interest expenses?” That’s a perfectly reasonable question —

How to Determine Exactly How Much Money You Need to Push Your Business to the Next Level

Posted on: December 11, 2019

It’s a common perception among entrepreneurs that they need far more money than they require to take their business to the next level. Too often, entrepreneurs– especially inexperienced ones– take the “luxury” approach to funding, incorporating every bell and whistle into their expansion plan by trying to accomplish all goals at one time. That’s nice,

How to Handle a Cash-Flow Crisis Without Taking Out a High-Interest Loan

Posted on: December 03, 2019

It is inevitable that your company will hit a financial speed bump at some point, but how you handle the crisis is critical to your survival. Hopefully it will never happen to you, but many entrepreneurs face a day when things hit the fan. Things may be going along swimmingly, but sometimes there are warning

3 Guidelines to Consider When Deciding to Spend or Borrow Money

Posted on: November 18, 2019

You will never find a definitive answer but there are guidelines to follow when considering which option to take. I often get asked the question: If I have cash available in the bank, should I use it to make the investment I have in mind– or should I borrow the money and save the cash?

The Moment You Find Yourself Jealous of Another Entrepreneur’s Success, Stop. It’s a Trap

Posted on: November 01, 2019

You will most likely sabotage your own business growth without even knowing it. Cold, hard facts and reams of numbers may rule the business world, but there’s no question that the human element plays a significant roll, too. And one of those extreme emotions is one of the seven deadly sins — envy. Envy has

Why Learning to Trust Outside Opinions Can Solve Your Biggest Problems

Posted on: October 25, 2019

Why Learning to Trust Outside Opinions Can Solve Your Biggest Problems Whether we like it or not, when we make decisions about careers, risks, and investments, to name just three things, our prior experiences will influence us. That means your behaviors and attitudes today are impacted by the past, even if there’s no direct, obvious