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Import Export Funding Services

Usually, the biggest limitation to the growth of an import/export business is its ability to obtain working capital. Many times, getting the right financing can spell the difference between a company that will grow and be successful and one that will not.

Getting working capital can be a significant challenge. Banks will only provide business financing to companies that can show a couple years of financial reports, have profitable operations and have owners with good credit. But what if your company is a startup? Or, if you can’t qualify for a business loan?

Fortunately, there are import export financing alternatives that don’t rely on your business history, but rather, they rely on the strength of your business potential. This type of financing can be available if you have good products (or services) and reliable customers.

Import Finance: Purchase Order Financing

If you import goods to sell them to companies in the US and Canada, and need funds to pay your overseas suppliers, purchase order financing can help. A po funding company can advance you money to pay your suppliers, enabling you to take on large orders that exceed your current capital capabilities.

Export Finance: Export factoring

One of the biggest challenges for export companies is waiting up to 60 days to get paid by their foreign customers. Export factoring financing can provide you with an advance on your slow paying invoices, providing you with the working capital you need to run your business.

Advantages of Import Export Financing

The biggest advantage of po financing and export factoring financing is that they can provide you with the necessary working capital to help you business grow. They can provide you with predictable cash flow, helping you ensure that you meet your obligations and orders. Both financial tools are tied to your sales and very flexible. They can easily grow to accommodate for sales growth.

An extra benefit of these export import financing tools is that they are easier to obtain that conventional bank financing. Most companies with good customers can qualify, even if they have a limited track record. Furthermore, they can be set up in a few days