Starting and sustaining a business has never been easy but in today’s struggling market it’s becoming more difficult than ever before. According to the Small Business Administration, the number of businesses that failed in the small-middle size sector (SME) in 2007 totaled a staggering 100 thousand! That number is expected to increase by nearly six percent by the end of the current year.
Reasons for failure include changing economic conditions, poor market selection and failure to use (or modify) a tactical business plan. Even if an aspiring entrepreneur is able to find a niche there is always one universal impediment that haunts: inadequate capital.
Right before our very eyes, we are watching banks and other traditional lending institutions crumble. Once the picture of stability and security, many banks are now desperately in need of help. As it now stands, banks are earning a reputation as unreliable, which in turn has limited options for new businesses and threatened the future success of older businesses that have depended on bank resources for so long. On an average, 95% of all business loans summated to traditional banks are declined for various reasons.
Fortunately, there is hope. Ashton Capital Group, LLC, an innovative new company with the goal of bringing under-utilized financing options into the mainstream, is available to educate business owners about the tried and true alternative financing solutions that will help almost any business weather the impending economic storm. A bank has only one financing option; Ashton Capital Group, LLC has many other alternatives source of funding. (www.ashtoncapitalgroup.com)
Factoring, also known as “cash for receivables,” is a transaction whereby a business sells its account receivables (invoices) at a discount. Factoring is not a loan and is not based on the credit history or credit worthiness of the business. It is based, instead, on the value of the invoices and the credit worthiness of the businesses’ clients. One of the biggest advantages of factoring is that businesses get immediate cash (from 70 -95% of the face value of the invoices) within 24-48 hours. Factoring accelerates cash flow by eliminating the time lag between the delivery of goods or the performance of a service and the payment for it. Most businesses have to pay their expenses before they can collect their receivables, disrupting cash flow.
Ashton Capital Group, LLC can help you determine if factoring your company’s accounts receivable is the right option for you. Once you have come to a decision to factor, Ashton Capital Group, LLC will package the transaction in accordance with the factors requirements. The
Whether your company is in the start-up phase or you have out grown your cash flow, Ashton Capital Group can help factor your invoices and get the cash you need.
EQUIPMENT LEASE AND LOANS
If you don’t understand the difference between a lease and a loan, you are not alone. Many business owners continue to finance their equipment the “old fashioned” way, through loans, because they don’t fully understand the potential benefits of leasing their equipment.
Realizing Your Benefits of Leasing.
Initial Cost: Think 100% Financing.
Equipment Obsolescence: The ability to upgrade your equipment and stay competitive in today’s market. If the equipment appreciates, buy it. If the equipment depreciates, lease it.
Tax Benefit: The ability to write-off 100% of the annual lease payments in most businesses.
Off Balance Sheet Financing: Improves your balance sheet by reducing long-term debt.
Improves Cash Flow: No depleting your working capital.
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Ashton Capital Group, LLC have been providing financing to start-ups and established businesses for years. We are able to provide traditional and alternative financing with a specialty in accounts receivable financing and equipment financing. Unlike traditional banks, we are able to provide equipment financing to start-ups and businesses with good to poor credit ratings. For startup businesses, no additional collateral is required or no 1st and 2nd lien on personal property.