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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.


Five Steps to Consider in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Posted on: March 16, 2017

Today the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again. Over the last several years we have lived through a period of extraordinarily low-interest rates. And for some business owners, they assume this is the norm. I am often asked, “what do I think will happen with interest rates going forward?” And until recently I always answered

Are You Over-Leveraged or Under-Leveraged?

Posted on: March 07, 2017

It’s a simple and important question. There are a lot of important variables and tools that go into building a business: people, product, service levels, marketing messaging, culture, financing – just to name a few. In the middle of the ever-flowing puzzle is another question that can often be the key to a lot of

Bankers Hate Change

Posted on: March 02, 2017

And what business owners can do about it. Have you ever gone to a cocktail party with a bunch of commercial bankers? It’s not typically a rowdy affair. Bankers, by nature are a conservative bunch who like things to stay as they are. And while they are in the business of lending money, managing risk

MultiFunding – Self Reported Report Card Q4 2016

Posted on: February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 – AMBLER, PA – Business loan adviser MultiFunding, announces its 4th quarter report card in accordance with their commitment to personally provide transparency across the business loan broker industry. This report lays out the company’s fourth quarter loan data including APR range and lender type.  

An Oasis of Hope

Posted on: February 16, 2017

My experience at Vistage’s annual Chair World conference. People often look at entrepreneurial icons such as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and look at their lives enviously.  What they often don’t understand is the emotional stress and mental exhaustion that goes into building great companies.  The ups and downs on the roller coaster ride are often

Has Your Business Hit a Speed Bump?

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Adjust before it is too late. One of the first questions I like to ask entrepreneur’s and CEO’s when I meet them is what stage of their business journey they are in. I present four categories: the contented, the growers, the speed bumpers, and the exiters. Building a business is rarely ever a straight line

Trying to Solve a Financing Challenge?

Posted on: February 03, 2017

Choices will help you make a better decision. As I write this column, I suspect there are hundreds and thousands of CEO’s and entrepreneurs at this moment who are trying to solve a financing challenge. Sometimes they are stuck because they are exploring one path and can’t get out of their own way. A simple

When Should You Take on an Investor vs. a Loan ?

Posted on: January 27, 2017

There are times when this choice is necessary and appropriate. I have always been a big proponent of the principle that at whatever stage a company is in, when there is a need for capital it is wise to consider both debt and equity alternatives and then decide which is best for you. I have

What Business is Your Hero?

Posted on: January 20, 2017

Take some time to think about whom you want to emulate. Remember when you were growing up? At different points in our lives we all had heroes and they probably changed over time. Who was your hero and why did you want to be like them? Think about it. Was it a sports star, a

What is Holding You Back from Growing Your Business?

Posted on: January 12, 2017

The answer might not be so obvious. Have you ever had a significant amount of pain and decide to go for a massage to get it “fixed”? I recently discovered “trigger point massage” and learned that often the point in the body that is causing the pain is nowhere close to the pain. An experienced