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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.

 

You Are Not Bigger Than Your Company. Here’s Why

Posted on: June 20, 2019

You Are Not Bigger Than Your Company. Here’s Why In my last post, I talked about losing my father a few months ago. Even in death he taught me more about business than perhaps anyone else. As his health declined, I essentially disappeared from my company for a couple of months. Between flying from coast

On My First Father’s Day Without My Father: Reflecting on What Dad Taught Me About Business

Posted on: June 15, 2019

Dad’s advice was some of the best I ever received. I lost my father a few months ago, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer. Sunday will be my first fathers day without him, and I want to talk about things I learned from my father that can be applied by any entrepreneur. On

Leave Superman to the Movies and Comics, Because Despite What You Think, You Can’t Do It All

Posted on: June 06, 2019

It seems that everyone likes to live vicariously through superheroes, but vanquish any thoughts you have of being Superman when it comes to your business. I know a guy I call the Superman Entrepreneur because he literally thinks he’s invincible. On the surface, everything looks good. Not only is he building three businesses, but all

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up Equity in Your Company (Despite Everything You See on ‘Shark Tank’)

Posted on: May 29, 2019

Shark Tank is an unqualified success. Having aired more than 200 episodes in the past decade, the television show has success stories, but at what cost. Aside from garnering legions of fans, ABC’s “Shark Tank”has offered entrepreneurs, and the public at large a peek into some of the financing issues hopeful young companies face. Of

The 3 Most Common Financing Questions That Entrepreneurs Ask

Posted on: May 22, 2019

Maybe you have the same train of thought as your fellow business owners.null One of my highest honors is working with business owners and entrepreneurs to help them think through their best options for financing their business growth. Today, I want to share three of the most common questions I get and how I respond: 1. Do

Goals and Plans: Why You Can’t Effectively Have One Without the Other

Posted on: May 15, 2019

It is important for entrepreneurs to identify their goals and plans on day one. A question I often ask at workshops is, “What’s the goal for your business three years from now?” Follow-ups are similar, such as, “What are your goals five and ten years from now?” The answers I get, when I get answers at

How to Stay Focused on the Future of Your Business

Posted on: May 08, 2019

Far too many entrepreneurs get caught up dwelling on past mistakes and ultimately crippling potentially promising times ahead. It’s unlikely entrepreneurs ever asked Satchel Paige for advice, but the legendary baseball pitcher is credited with a quote that everyone involved in business should heed. “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you,” he famously

Why You Should Always Be Challenging Your Financial Thinking

Posted on: April 24, 2019

Generally speaking, every business has its unique financial core. Over the years, more often than not, I’ve seen entrepreneurs spend the majority of the time working on the market share of their business. That’s understandable, given that without a market for the product or service, there’s no business. It is also the visual output of

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Taking on Debt

Posted on: April 05, 2019

If you have a short-term financing problem, it’s best to think beyond your nose. Too often, struggling entrepreneurs get so wrapped up in their current state of affairs that they don’t make the moves they need to reach the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. I just heard from a client whose situation

Emotional Versus Rational Decision Making Causes Businesses to Get Stuck–Here’s a Fresh Approach to Getting Unstuck

Posted on: March 28, 2019

There are times in every entrepreneur’s journey when they feel stuck and are not sure what is necessary to push their business to the next level. It is often difficult to move beyond feeling “stuck” in your business. This scenario was especially apparent to me recently when I heard the following entrepreneur’s predicament. Said entrepreneur