Did Ben Franklin Have It Right On Canadian Business Financing ?
commercial growth financing


OVERVIEW – Information on growth finance options in Canada. Business financing and commercial loan options in Canada


Business financing in Canada just may have been on our friend Ben Franklin’s mind we have wondered. He said ‘Drive thy business or it will drive thee ‘. So when it comes to growth finance or commercial loans that make sense for your particular company needs do you as owner/ mgr/entrepreneur feel like you’re in fact ‘ driving the bus’? Let’s dig in.

Business veterans know that in the economy, or even in certain industries there are times of boom and bust. The conundrum is often quite clear – we keep hearing about all that excess capital around, waiting to be accessed, if only we knew how to break through those hurdles of access!

Naturally every owner/mgr wants to achieve the best terms possible when it comes to a commercial loan or asset monetization facility. The actual list of funding alternatives might in fact be longer than you think. One of the reasons for that is the emergence of numerous financial alternatives to traditional bank financing that in previous times it was pretty well the only ‘ go to ‘. A somewhat succinct list of key finance alternatives for your company might be as follows.

A/R Financing/factoring/Confidential Receivable Finance

Inventory Loans

Non Bank Asset Based Revolving Lines Of Credit

Tax Credit Financing

Equipment Financing/Sale Leasebacks

PO Financing/ Contract Finance

Unsecured Cash Flow Loans/ Mezzanine Finance

Royalty Finance

Do any of these solutions sound like they can solve your firm’s financial challenges in the commercial loan area? If there’s one secret to business financing access it’s the fact that the boy scouts seem to have gotten it right. BE PREPARED!
Entrepreneurs /mgrs that we often meet are simply not aware of bank lending criteria – they just don’t get why commercial bank solutions are not available for their needs. (By the way – the banks criteria isn’t all that difficult to comprehend – it includes years in business, strong cash flows, a clean balance sheet, profits, and outside collateral)

Your goal might be to simply fund daily operating needs, or in some cases fuel new growth potential. In other cases the road to ‘ organic growth’ might be complemented by an acquisition of a competitor.

While new ‘ equity ‘ capital is in fact a real option Canadian businesses requiring SME COMMERCIAL FINANCE needs must realize that the road to ‘ going public’ is paved with many broken dreams – as only the smallest portion of firms are eligible for the type of criteria mandated by those VC folks.

If you’re looking to ensure that external financing can contribute to the rise of your business, (not the fall!) seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can assist you with your growth finance needs.

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 – 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 & Contact Details :

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

Direct Line = 905 302 4171

= 905 829 2653


‘ Canadian Business Financing with the intelligent use of experience ‘


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.

Stan Prokop

7 Park Avenue Financial
Canadian Business Financing