Startup Business Funding Shouldn’t Be A Flip Of the CoinStart Up Capital

OVERVIEW – Information on the startup business funding process in Canada . What types of start up capital are needed and how are they accessed.

Startup business funding
in Canada and the decisions you make in start up capital choices shouldn’t be ‘ flip of the coin ‘ type decisions. It’s at this time that entrepreneurs wish their financing options could move at ‘ cosmic speed’, Startbut they rarely do. Careful review of your finance options and a thought out strategy are key. Let’s dig in.

At the time you’re starting to work on funding for your business the business owner/ manager is probably well past the ‘ big idea ‘ stage and is starting to explore the right options to finance the business. Now it’s all about the type of financing you need as well as the rates and terms that come with that finance. Today’s low rate environment is conducive to financing you can afford, and even alternate forms of ‘ non traditional’ finance have come down in cost.

So things should be easy, right? Not quite , as traditional ‘ go to ‘ solutions for beginning a business aren’t often’ user friendly ‘ to the entrepreneurial stage of a business . Complicating things is the fact that different types of financing are needed for your business – and without expert guidance a chance for failure looms.

So what are the different types of financing often needed at the start up phase and how are they best implemented?

Types of finance solutions required include:

Working Capital / Cash Flow Solutions:

Seasonal/bulge type financing needs:

Business Credit Lines

Fixed asset needs to purchase or replenish equipment / leaseholds, etc

Real Estate – rare in start up cases but occasionally required

Funding to purchase an existing business or franchise

Refinance needs for existing debt

Rarely does ‘ Government ‘ come into the entrepreneurs finance strategy in starting a business, but two well used programs by thousands of entrepreneurs each year are worth mentioning . They include the Government Small Business Guaranteed Loan, as well as the refundable cash credit program under the SR&ED program for those firms that might have a research aspect to their business.

While the Government SBL Small business loan maxes out at 350k it does come with solid competitive terms and structures.

Many business owners spend a lot of time (often wasted) in the search for equity or angel or Venture Capital. These forms are most often suited only to tech firms with explosive growth potential, and will of course require you to give up significant equity in your ‘ big idea’.

The key elements to achieving the financing you require often revolve around a solid business plan and realistic cash flow forecast. Here it’s all about your homework and moving forward with financing in the right direction. A well thought out business plan will show lenders how you plan to crawl and then walk!

Types of financing that are well suited to business start up capital requirements include:
Start Up CapitalA/R Financing

Inventory Finance

Equipment Leasing

Working Capital Term Loans

Non Bank Asset Based Business Credit Lines

SR&ED Tax credit bridge loans

Sales/Royalty Financing

PO / Contract Financing

If you’re looking to avoid ‘ flip of the coin’ decisions in critical aspects of financing a start up and growth seek out and speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can assist you with your startup business funding needs.

7 Park Avenue Financial :
Business financing for Canadian Firms , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing , Equipment Leasing , franchise finance and Cdn. Tax Credit Finance . Founded 2004 – Completed in excess of 100 Million $ of financing for Canadian corporations . Info /Contact :



7 Park Avenue Financial

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

Office = 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.


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