Invoice Factoring For Cable Installers
Invoice factoring is a great option for cable installers. It gives them an opportunity to raise money without resorting to the use of bank loans.
Bank loans have historically been difficult to qualify for unless a company had been in business for a certain number of years. They would also have to gather and hand over many of their most sensitive financial documents as well as information about their management team. Not only does applying for a bank loan require a great deal of effort and preparation, businesses must also wait until they receive word of whether or not they will be granted a loan. This is time lost. If a company is struggling to stay afloat, waiting for a loan may not even be an option. A much better alternative in many cases would be invoice factoring.
Invoice factoring is a financing method that allows companies to generate capital in a very short amount of time. In fact, they can often access the monies needed to keep their business going in only 24 hours. This is significantly shorter then most any other forms of commercial financing. Monies can also be secured without interest. This saves businesses a ton of money.
Cable installers will need to purchase materials prior to beginning a job. If a company has plenty of money, this is not a problem. However, for those companies with little cash on hand for supplies and personnel, this can be a huge problem. In fact, it may even prevent them from taking a job, which can be incredibly hurtful financially. If a company has to turn down business because they can’t afford to fulfill it, they will never get ahead.
Unfortunately, cable installers are forced to do just that much too often. Invoice financing can provide cable installers with the money they need to purchase supplies, pay employees, etc, all without relying on a loan.
Invoice financing is underutilized. Many companies, especially smaller ones, either don’t know that it exists or are unfamiliar with the process. Both are unfortunate because money is available and the process if very simple. Below, we’ll take a closer look at the invoice financing process.
A factoring company will purchase the invoices of a company in need of capital. They will do so at a discounted rate. This typically will be about 70% to 90% of its full value. The factor will pay for the invoices upfront and in cash. They can do whatever they want with the money. The factor will then take over the collection duties. The company’s clients will send their payment directly to the factor with all previous payment arrangements remaining the same. The factor will return all invoice payments to the company, minus their fee and any money previously paid the company.
In summary, invoice factoring would be an excellent option for cable installers in need of instant cash. It allows them to access monies instantly without a bank loan and without borrowing it.