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Small Business Working Capital
Small business working capital is based on a fundamental accounting concept where a business' current liabilities are subtracted from the business' current assets. Current liabilities are referencing debts or accounts payable due to creditors within one year. Current assets are usually highly liquid assets such as cash or cash equivalents, and in some cases, inventory. Working capital is the money used to sustain the business' daily operations, such as purchasing inventory, advertising, handling payroll, etc.
Small business working capital can be used as one measure to see how the business is succeeding in managing cash flows in and out of the business. It can also be used as a measure to indicate how well debt instruments are being used to leverage and improve the financial strength of the small business.
Ideally, a small business will generate enough revenue to allow profits that can be used as working capital. However, this is not always the case. There are often situations where a small business owner must seek a third party to provide working capital used to augment the income from normal business activities.
Small business working capital might come from a number of different third party resources. Perhaps the most common would be banks, or the bank loans backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Commercial loans can be good sources of working capital for small businesses, but many small business owners struggle with the qualifying for this type of financing.
Another common method for getting small business working capital is using a Merchant Cash Advance. A Merchant Cash Advance is not a loan product or form of business financing, so it is more flexible and responsive to the needs of the small business owner. Many businesses that can't qualify for a commercial loan or SBA assistance will find it much easier to qualify for a Merchant Cash Advance.
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