Increase Trade Profits Based on Letters of Credit, Receivables, and Purchase Orders
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Jigsaw Capital enables entrepreneurs to increase product sales, profits and revenues the simplest way imaginable: using assets you already have to fund further growth.
Many entrepreneurs focus on marketing, product development and supplier relationships. And then they find that their plan can't be executed due to lack of capital.
Well-planned finance is the cornerstone of well-executed business strategies. Perhaps an assessment of finance possibilities can lead to a different marketing strategy because of finance restrictions. You may save time and money by learning that a deal cannot be financed. This liberates you to work productively on deals that can be done. Or you may find that the purchase order you thought was too big is easily financed after all, which leads to much more rapid growth.
In our experience, the most successful businessmen are those whose use of cash is the best organized. They use OPM (other people's money) when necessary, keeping their own company cash liquid for the unexpected opportunity.
We advise on and arrange financing for growing businesses of all types, with a special emphasis on import/export, and the finance of international trade.
When we consult with our clients, we keep the bigger picture in mind, and we help clients to understand how they fit into the finance world, and conversely, how the finance world fits in to their business. We treat every client relationship as a finance puzzle to be solved by putting the right pieces in the right places.
Seize Your Opportunities Before Someone Else Does
Archimedes said "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."
Smart financing is your lever. It can help your business grow more quickly and profitably. Your own money will only go so far; after that, you either use other people's money, or you sit on the sidelines waiting for your own capital to get free.
If your existing capital allows you only four inventory turns per year, but you have demand for more, you need a way to satisfy that demand by gaining access to additional capital. Different capital strategies apply to different businesses, but there's usually a way to get to the next level.
Types of Finance Available
Asset-based finance for corporate clients
Companies have a number of ways to smooth out their cash issues when they are dealing with finished goods. These include accounts receivable financing, invoice factoring, purchase order funding or asset based lending. Perhaps we can help you co-ordinate between domestic asset-based finance and global trade finance opportunities. Or we can solve knotty funding problems.
Accounts receivable (A/R) finance allows you to get immediate cash from your invoices to credit-worthy customers. You increase your turnover and profits, and your funder manages the credit issues, removing a further headache from your business, and sometimes, an early warning of customer credit problems.
Purchase order (P/O) funding is another highly effective financial tool for a savvy trading company. Let's say that you know where to fulfill a high-margin order for your credit worthy customer, but you don't have the cash. You miss the business, and your competitor does the deal. Maybe your competitor just had a P/O funder, and here's what happened on the $1 million order (with 20% margins) from the well-known store chain: your competitor's funder paid $700,000 to the supplier, the competitor funded the other $100,000, and the deal was done, with a $200,000 profit before finance fees. It could have been you. With our help, next time, it will be.
And then, there's another, combo type of finance for small but growing businesses. With a more flexible structure, it's worth a review for business owners in the United States, and can be found at Small Business Finance.
Letters of Credit
We work with Letters of Credit of varying types, like documentary or standby letters of credit. In particular, we can supply Documentary Letters of Credit (DLC's) which do not require you to provide collateral. You might think of them as port-to-port financing in global trade. They are of particular value to importers whose existing credit lines are too small to handle their existing business. Through such LC's we can help your available capital go much, much farther.
Standby Letters of Credit (SBLC's) are used for some commodity or real estate transactions, and occasionally as place-holders for deals while financing is being arranged.
Property Finance Jigsaw Capital partners with property finance experts in the United States and overseas to assist clients in financing their property acquisitions. In the US, we can assist with commercial property finance. Overseas, we can assist with commercial and residential for valuations of $1.5 million or more.
Another specific area of interest is auto export finance. Go to this page for our review of current finance opportunities for a fast-growing business.
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