Many small business owners struggle with obtaining business finance, and there is absolutely nothing unusual about this. A survey done during the financial year 2007-08 by the National Small Business Association of the United States of America, has reported that 44% of small business owners use credit cards for meeting their daily needs, exceeding any other source of funding.
These include safeguarding data (back-ups, redundant systems, off-site storage), having a plan to maintain essential functions (with appropriate role assignments and back-up assignments to fill in for people who are likely to not be there), and understanding the needs of employees who may be cut off from their families.
While larger companies are capable of assigning larger funds for employee benefits, small business require a level of caution when investing in an employee rewards plan in order to keep their budget under control, but at the same time, offer a competitive employee benefits.
Purchase order funders will not put cash in the hands of the new business owner, but will pay the suppliers directly and then when the finished product has been sold to the customer, the factoring company will collect the payment from the customer directly to satisfy the funds advanced to suppliers to produce the product.
Companies wind up in trouble and squander the time, talent and energy of their workforce when they lose focus, spend money on things that don’t make a difference to employees or the future of the business, and use operating models that are out of whack.