Executive Summary Debt, at least in the American construction business, is helpful when it comes to growth. Here’s a couple reasons why. What is debt? When money is borrowed and then must be paid back, that money which must be paid back is called debt. On your business financials this […]
Going “Legit”: Lose the Brown Paper Bag
Executive Summary If you’ve been running the accounts receivable and accounts payable out of a brown paper bag and want to go “legit”, here are the first steps. The Background Perhaps you have a successful and operating company – you have for a year or twenty years. But each time […]
Credit Unions versus Banks
Executive Summary: A credit union is a viable option for many small businesses. Consider the advantages of a credit union over a traditional bank. What is a credit union? It’s “big bank lite”. It’s a bank with checking accounts and savings accounts, with mobile banking services, with internet access, tellers, […]
What’s a Banking Covenant?
Executive Summary: What are banking covenants? Banking covenants are conditions put upon a borrower by the bank. Although they can be general in nature, they often are quantitative. Some typical covenants are listed here. What sort of loan? In the construction industry, there’s all sorts of loans: line of credit, […]