Business Capital Solutions In Canada: Accessing Proper Cash Flow & Commercial Financing

Business capital requirements in Canada often boil down to some basic truths the business owner/financial mgr/entrepreneur needs to address when it comes to financing for businesses.

One of those truths? Knowing the true state of their financial condition and what financing they do and don’t qualify for when it comes to meeting commercial lending requirements in Canadian business.

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Whether you are smaller or start-up firm looking for information on how to get a business loan or a larger established firm looking for growth financing or acquisition opportunities we’re highlighting 3 mistakes that commercial loan seekers like your company need to avoid making when addressing, sourcing and negotiating your cash flow / working capital and commercial financing needs.

1. Understand the true condition of your company finances – These are almost always successful addressed when you spend time on your financials and understand how your financial statements reflect your access to commercial loans & business credit in general

2. Ensure you have a plan in place for sales growth and financial needs as it relates to commercial financing

3. Understand that actual hard facts about cash flow which is, of course, the lifeblood of your company

Can you honestly answer or feel positive about all those 3 points. If so, pass Go and collect $ 100.00!

A good way to address your company’s finance plans is to ensure you understand growth finance solutions, as well as how to manage in a downturn – i.e. not growing, losing money, etc; It’s never fun to fund yourself in an economic or industry downturn such as the COVID pandemic of 2020!

When we talk to clients of new or established businesses it seems they are almost always talking about sales, so the ability to understand and focus on the differences in their profits and cash fluctuations is key.

How do cash flow and sales plans and projections affect the type of financing you require? For one thing sales growth usually starts out by consuming your cash, not generating it. A poor finance plan will drag your business down and addressing financing simply gets tougher and tougher.

Three basics always emerge when it comes to your search for the right business capital and financing.

1. The amount of financing you need

2. The type of financing (debt/cash flow/asset monetization) The business loan interest rate will be dramatically affected by whether you choose traditional or alternative financing solutions. Private business loans in Canada come from non regulated commercial finance companies most often known as ‘ alternative lenders ‘. These lenders are typically highly specialized in one ‘ niche ‘ of business financing and may be Canadian firms or branches of U.S. banks and non-bank lenders

3. How the financing is structured to be manageable with your day to day operations

What Finance Company In Canada Can Meet Your Borrowing Needs & Why Is Capital Important In Business

Let’s identify and break down key financings your firm should know about and understand if they are applicable and achievable to your business. They include:

A/R Financing / Factoring / Confidential Receivable Finance

Inventory finance / floor planning / retail inventory

Working Capital term loans

Unsecured cash flow loans

Merchant working capital loans/advances – these loans are geared toward short term cash needs and are typically one year in duration. Loan amounts are typically 15-20% of your annual sales revenues.

Royalty finance

Asset based non bank business lines of credit

Tax credit financing (SR&ED bridge loans)

Equipment Leasing / Sale leasebacks – Equipment financing in Canada is used by almost 80% of all companies looking to acquire new, and used, assets.

Govt Guaranteed Small Business Loan program – Government Loans in Canada are sometimes referred to as ‘ SBL’, aka Note: BDC Finance solutions are available from this Canadian non-bricks and morter crown corporation. A small business loan via the government-guaranteed loan program comes with true flexibility around term loan duration, market rates, no pre payment penalties, and of course the low personal guarantee that is required by borrowers. These two ‘ government ‘ loan solutions are often perfect for financing a new business.

If you’re focused on not making mistakes in your business finance needs and want to capitalize on the solutions your competitors are probably already using seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can assist you with your cash flow and commercial financing needs.

Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.

His employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) In 2004 Stan founded 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL – He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.

S&P 500 Rallies As U.S. Dollar Pulls Back Towards Weekly Lows

Key Insights
The strong pullback in the U.S. dollar provided significant support to stocks.
Treasury yields have pulled back after touching new highs, which served as an additional positive catalyst for S&P 500.
A move above 3730 will push S&P 500 towards the resistance level at 3760.
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Pfizer Rallies After Announcing A Huge Price Hike For Its COVID-19 Vaccines
S&P 500 is currently trying to settle above 3730 as traders’ appetite for risk is growing. The U.S. dollar has recently gained strong downside momentum as the BoJ intervened to stop the rally in USD/JPY. Weaker U.S. dollar is bullish for stocks as it increases profits of multinational companies and makes U.S. equities cheaper for foreign investors.

The leading oil services company Schlumberger is up by 9% after beating analyst estimates on both earnings and revenue. Schlumberger’s peers Baker Hughes and Halliburton have also enjoyed strong support today.

Vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna gained strong upside momentum after Pfizer announced that it will raise the price of its coronavirus vaccine to $110 – $130 per shot.

Biggest losers today include Verizon and Twitter. Verizon is down by 5% despite beating analyst estimates on both earnings and revenue. Subscriber numbers missed estimates, and traders pushed the stock to multi-year lows.

Twitter stock moved towards the $50 level as the U.S. may conduct a security review of Musk’s purchase of the company.

From a big picture point of view, today’s rebound is broad, and most market segments are moving higher. Treasury yields have started to move lower after testing new highs, providing additional support to S&P 500. It looks that some traders are ready to bet that Fed will be less hawkish than previously expected.

S&P 500 Tests Resistance At 3730

S&P 500 has recently managed to get above the 20 EMA and is trying to settle above the resistance at 3730. RSI is in the moderate territory, and there is plenty of room to gain additional upside momentum in case the right catalysts emerge.

If S&P 500 manages to settle above 3730, it will head towards the next resistance level at 3760. A successful test of this level will push S&P 500 towards the next resistance at October highs at 3805. The 50 EMA is located in the nearby, so S&P 500 will likely face strong resistance above the 3800 level.

On the support side, the previous resistance at 3700 will likely serve as the first support level for S&P 500. In case S&P 500 declines below this level, it will move towards the next support level at 3675. A move below 3675 will push S&P 500 towards the support at 3640.

Valencia is the Top Destination for Ex Pats to Live

According to a survey conducted in March 2020 and recently published by InterNations, an expat organisation with around three and half million members, the Spanish city of Valencia is the best city in which to live as an expat. The survey assimilated answers from 15,000 respondents on five areas of experience: cost of living, finance and housing, quality of urban living, getting settled and urban work life. Alicante was in second place and Lisbon third, Malaga was in sixth place and Madrid ninth, meaning that five of the top ten cities were in the Iberian Peninsula. Interestingly, out of the 66 cities included in the survey, those top tourist destinations, Paris and Rome, came in the bottom ten. A fact that perhaps tells us more about the type of lifestyle sought by expats than it does about the quality of life in those cities.

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Around 15% of the Spanish population are foreigners and the twin attractions are clearly, plenty of sunshine and a low cost of living. So, what is it that makes Valencia the expat’s favourite? Spain’s third largest city is situated on the south eastern coast and its location means that it enjoys a climate described by the World Health Organization as ’ideal’. Its 300 days of sunshine per year lift the spirits with weather, which is never too hot, too dry or too wet and a cooling sea keeps the air fresh and clean. Like much of Spain, accommodation is inexpensive, and food and drink are cheap and of outstanding quality.

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What makes Valencia exceptional is the quality of urban living which the city has to offer, quite simply, there is just so much to do. Valencia is beautiful and it is beautifully diverse. Its centre is medieval, its cobbled streets dominated by the cathedral with its blend of Baroque, Romanesque and Gothic. Here you’ll find ancient buildings, like the Silk Exchange, ornate churches, the biggest fresh market in Europe and delightful cafes and restaurants by the score. There are thirty-four museums, most of them free or very cheap and fine examples of Rococo, Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture. By contrast, ‘The City of Arts and Sciences’, designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava is science fiction fantasy that looks like it’s come straight from the cover of a vintage copy of Astounding Stories. The scientific and cultural leisure complex is set in the dried-up bed of the river Turia and contains Europe’s largest aquarium, a 3D cinema, a science museum, an opera house and the Terraza Mya gardens. As if all that weren’t enough, there are the 20k of beaches, 6 within the city itself and a further 6 easily accessible by public transport. A further 10k beyond the city is the glorious Albufera National park. The inhabitants of Valencia certainly have good reason to count their blessings and just to top it off, Valencia is the home of Paella.

Travel a little further down the coast and you’ll reach the port-city of Alicante. For many the city is simply the location of an airport, but those who rush straight onward to their destinations are missing out on one of Spain’s great cities. Alicante shares many of the delights on offer in Valencia. The narrow streets of its old town are dominated by the medieval Castillo de Santa Barbara, which looms over the town. There are wonderful cafes and restaurants to be enjoyed, delightful parks and gardens, ancient monuments and historic buildings. Nearby there are fabulous beaches and world class golf courses and like Valencia, accommodation within the city is attractively affordable.

The capital city which features third highest in the survey is Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly coastal capital. Most capital cities are prohibitively expensive places in which to live but despite a property boom in recent years, rental accommodation in Lisbon remains affordable. Portugal also has one of the lowest costs of living in Europe and is rated the third safest country in the world. Once the heart of a great empire, Lisbon is a city full of wonderful architecture and its seven hills afford unexpected vistas at every turn. Lisbon has all the pleasures on offer that one would expect from a capital city: outstanding cuisine, vibrant nightlife, a rich cultural life, museums, galleries and world class shopping. It is an hour from the glorious beaches of the Algarve, enjoys year long sunshine and has an international airport linked to 120 destinations. You can see the attraction.