Is Your Business Financing Strategy On Code Yellow : Here’s How To Get To Code Orange!

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OVERVIEW – Information on financing sources in Canada for business finance loan needs . Choosing the right funding is critical to growth success.

Business finance in Canada comes with a lot of challenges : While Jeff Cooper in 1989 was definitely not talking about financing sources and loan prospects in the Canadian marketplace he seems to have invented something that could well benefit business owners/financial mgrs.

That ‘ invention’? He’s credited with encouraging the mind set of Code Yellow… allowing you to understand you might be in danger. His suggestion? Move to a ‘Code Orange ‘ mindset – that which you’re prepared to take action! Let’s examine ‘ Code Orange’ in business financing! Let’s dig in.

Knowing how much funding you require, and where to go for that funding is the essence of proper capital needs. Do you realize that those funding sources are in effect boiled down to 3 essential areas, with numerous options within those?

The three areas? Internal cash flow via better asset turnover and profit and margins. 2nd: Supplier/vendor/payable finance strategies. 3rd – banks and commercial finance companies.

Your business is ‘ well run’ when you use the right combo of debt and owner equity. Debt and asset financing depends also on the size and stage of growth your business is in. When we meet with clients it relatively easy to identify what type of financing will work best for their current need. In fact 10 types come to mind. They include:

A/R Financing

Inventory Finance

Sale Leasebacks

Equipment finance

P O Financing

SR&ED Tax credit finance

Bank Credit Lines / Non Bank Asset based credit lines

Sales/Royalty Finance

Cash Flow loans

Govt Guaranteed Small Business Loans

It’s in fact ‘ where your company is now ‘that really will determine which of these finance solutions will solve your current critical need.

Winning in business finance in Canada is really all about successfully planning ahead for your growth and operating needs. It’s that mgmt mindset that moves you from Code Yellow to Code Orange!

The challenge exists because most top experts agree that no perfect financing exists, but some solutions are better than others for the current time. That’s also where a cash flow forecast will always help you determine what your financing path is. It shouldn’t seem a mystery to the business owner/mgr that different banks and commercial finance firms are in fact looking for your business.

In summary? You will move to Code Orange ( take action ) by ensuring you are know why and when you need funding, as well as determining the best cost and optimal use of funds. If you want to better understand what stage your business is in and what sources of funds are available seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business Financing Advisor with a track record of success
who can help you eliminate the struggle for proper business financing.

Stan Prokop – founder of 7 Park Avenue Financial

Originating business financing for Canadian companies , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing . In business 10 years – has completed in excess of 100 Million $$ of financing for Canadian corporations . Core competancies include receivables financing, asset based lending, working capital, equipment finance, franchise finance and tax credit financing.

Info re: Canadian business financing & contact details :


7 Park Avenue Financial
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Suite 301
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8

Office = 905 829 2653

Fax = 905 829 2653

‘ Canadian Business Financing with the intelligent use of experience ‘

Financing SourcesABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 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 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.

Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.

7 Park Avenue Financial

Canadian Business Financing