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    Void of Leadership

    The Economy continues to sputter along. Why? Void of Leadership! There has been a series of economic data released this week that confirms what I have been saying and blogging about consistently over the past year or so; namely the policies that our current Administration have employed to turn our economy around are a dismal […]

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    US Employment Rate Trails

    Even 5 years after the recession ended, Employment in the United States Trails Prerecession in Most States A recent study completed by the Pew Charitable Trust www.pewststes.org revealed some very sobering data on the current levels of employment on a state by state basis in the United States. The research concluded that “Employment rates for […]

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    Invoice Factoring Myth 3

    Myth #3: If a business uses invoice factoring, somehow their interaction will offend and alienate the customer of the business resulting in a potential loss of that customer, etc. Fact: This myth simply defies common sense or logic. This myth is not an accurate depiction of a professional factoring firms’ business model or process. The goal […]

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    Invoice Factoring Myth 1

    Myth #1: Invoice Factoring is only used by businesses that are in extremely “bad” financial condition, i.e. the “lender of last resort” myth. Fact: Factoring can be and is used by businesses of all sizes; not only in the United States, but internationally. According to Factors Chain International, total factoring volume globally for the year […]

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    Bank Loan vs Invoice Factoring

    What are some the key differences between a bank loan and invoice factoring? One of the most common questions we get asked is how does invoice factoring differ from a bank loan or another traditional capital source. This is an excellent question and I will answer this by addressing key differences between the two in […]

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    What is Invoice Factoring?

    There are numerous misconceptions about the invoice factoring industry, both in the United States and globally. The following discussion is a brief review of factoring, what it “is”; what it isn’t and then important role it plays in trade finance globally. Utilizing the simplest definition available, factoring is the process of selling Accounts Receivable at […]

  • Small Businesses

    Impact of Small Business to the Overall US Economy

    How important are Small Businesses to the United States economy? Since 1997, our firm has been serving SME [small and medium sized entrepreneurs] with a professional menu of working capital and related services. As a result, we have witnessed many ups and down in the United States economy during this period. Given the fact that […]

  • RFIx Convention Receivables Finance

    RFIx Convention Receivables Finance Recap

    Observations about the 14th Annual RFIx Convention Receivables Finance International 2014 “Disruptive Innovation – Reshaping Factoring & Supply Chain Finance” I have had the great pleasure and honor to be able to speak at a series of leading global Symposiums and Conventions over the past 10+ years or so. I have found these types of […]

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    Thoughts on the US Economy

    What do we think about the current state and trend of the United States economy? Since 1997, our firm has been serving SME [small and medium sized entrepreneurs] with a professional menu of working capital and related services. As a result, we have witnessed many ups and down in the United States economy during this […]

  • global factoring

    World Factoring Industry $3 Trillion Business

    The World Factoring Industry is now a $3 Trillion Business! I just returned from the largest International Conference for Factoring firms held in Warsaw, Poland March 31 to April 2. I made presentations on 2 of the 3 days of this important Industry event on how to more effectively market factoring and specialized financial services […]

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    14th Annual Convention Receivables Finance International

    Presentation Recap: April 1-2, 2014 Warsaw, Poland I have had the great pleasure and honor to be able to speak at a series of leading global symposiums and conventions over the past 10+ years or so. I have found these types of meetings both very educational and informative; and believe that it is very important […]

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    Mandula Featured Speaker EuroSummit 2014

    Mark Mandula, United Capital Funding Corp. Principal to Be Featured Speaker at EuroSummit, April 11, 2014, London, UK (Saint Petersburg, FL) -  United Capital Funding Corp. announced today that Mark S. Mandula, Managing Partner of United Capital Funding Corp. will be a featured speaker at the European Business Union Economic Eurosummit to be held at […]