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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.


Avoid the Temptation of Short-Term Loans and Consider This Before Signing Any Agreement

Posted on: September 19, 2019

Having seen too many businesses crash and burn from short-term lending, I want you to know there are other options. Time after time, I’ve run across companies that make a rough financial patch much worse by “solving” their problems with short-term loans. Here, I’d like to modify Nike’s famous slogan and tell business owners considering

How to Maintain a Healthy Cash Flow at Your Business

Posted on: September 13, 2019

Here, I break down two difficult financial decisions faced by business owners and what they should do to stay afloat. In the same hour last week, I had two conversations with entrepreneurs at very different stages of their ventures. And while their specific issues were very different, the theme of how to manage and balance

Here’s How to Determine If Your First Loyal Hires Just Aren’t Cutting it Anymore

Posted on: August 29, 2019

Here’s How to Determine If Your First Loyal Hires Just Aren’t Cutting it Anymore Building your company with a team of loyal and competent people is a critical key to success. The problem is that at some point you’ll want to take the company to the next level– and the team that you have built

The Evergreen Movement: A Refreshing Change in an Equity Driven Marketplace

Posted on: August 23, 2019

Here’s a lesson that every entrepreneur can learn about the path less traveled. In my work as a public speaker, I attend a lot of conferences. And the reality is, with all the trains, planes, automobiles, and hotel rooms, sometimes it all start to blur together. Occasionally, I wake up in a new city, and

Why We Need to Be Concerned with Private Equity’s Grip on American Business

Posted on: August 15, 2019

Private equity companies certainly have their place in the business world, but controlling such a large share of it is problematic. Readers of this space and those I’ve counseled in my business dealings over the years have heard me rail often about the potential problems related to private equity investments. However, it appears as if

Knowing Your Next Move in Your Game of Business & How You’re Going to Play It Will Set You Up For Success

Posted on: August 01, 2019

You should always be thinking about ering what’s next. Do you have your next “play” in mind for your business ? If so, your next move is to decide how you are going to finance it. When you have an investment to make in your business, what do you do? Consider these alternatives: Forgo the investment

Growing Too Quickly Will Destroy Your Business. Here’s How to Strike the Right Pace for Success

Posted on: July 26, 2019

Sorting through your growth dilemma is a critical exercise in determining your path. How big would you like your business to be next year? How about three years from now?  Your answer, especially if you live near Silicon Valley where venture capital is so prevalent, is probably “big” and “fast.” It’s very easy to celebrate those kinds

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