There is certainly no doubting the fact that small businesses are a hugely important thing here in the United States, and should be protected from failure as much as is possible. After all, the data that has been gathered on the subject more than backs up this claim, as it shows that more than 99% of all businesses here in the United States could easily be considered to be small businesses. With 28 million such businesses located throughout the country as a whole, this will come as no surprise to a great many people.
But small businesses are susceptible to a lot of things, particularly that of cash flow problems. After all, more than 80% of all businesses that eventually fail will do so because of cash flow problems – and small businesses are frequently often among them. In many cases, cash flow problems can stem from a variety of places, but a lack of invoices paid on time can factor in more than many people might realize.
Invoices and the lack of prompt payments can cause a more detrimental impact than many people might realize, especially those that don’t have experience with such invoices or with the running of a small business in the first place. Unfortunately, however, invoice payments are often made late – more often than they are not, as a matter of fact. In fact, recently gathered data even shows that up to 60% of all invoice payments here in the United States are no paid on time. In many cases, these payments are delayed for quite some time, and the small businesses who are waiting on them suffer as a result – and some of them must eventually close due to cash flow problems in which the lack of prompt invoice payments almost certainly contributed – at least to some extent.
However, as detrimental as these missing invoice payments can be there are ways to counter them and ways for small businesses to thrive and survive in spite of them. For one thing, switching to a system of electronic invoices is likely to be hugely more beneficial, as paper filing systems in general have become quite outdated in the grand scheme of things. Again, the data backs this up, showing that using a paper invoice system is actually more than 55% (around 57%, to be just a little bit more specific) expensive than taking the time to switch over to an electronic filing system.
Investing in the services of a capital credit factoring company can also be hugely beneficial, as such a capital credit factoring company is likely to provide extensive small business factoring services and other such factoring services to boot (such as, to name one example, the typical trucking factoring service – though this will vary from company to company). The invoice factoring services that a capital credit factoring company can provide can be hugely helpful, as they can easily convert outstanding invoices into cash, up to 90 days (typically) into the past. This loan can help small businesses to continue to thrive in today’s world where cash flow is so very important, paying back the capital credit factoring company in question once the actual invoice payments do finally come in. There is typically a small service fee – often referred to as a transaction fee – but this fee is relatively simple for the vast majority of all small businesses to pay off once they pay off the rest of the loan as well, and paying this fee is more than worth it for the services that capital credit factoring companies are able to provide them.
Capital credit factoring companies, it is important to note, will only make up for the lost invoice payments to a certain extent. And though this is something that will vary from capital credit factoring company to capital credit factoring company, some capital credit factoring companies are able to convert up to a full 90% of the missing payments into a cash loan, meaning that nearly all of the money that a small business needs will be put into their hands. Finding the right company to do this will be very important for all.