3 Ways a Line of Credit can Benefit your Business

3 Benefits of a Line of Credit

The 3 benefits a Line of Credit can bring your business.

3 Benefits of a Line of Credit

It’s a security blanket for your business. Your line of credit is always there when you need extra cash. Plus, a LOC is flexible, giving you the ability to be more flexible about your business decisions.

You can use a line of credit for almost any business need. That includes making payroll, ordering more inventory, purchasing equipment, hiring staff, or just getting through a slump when business is slow.

It can help you build your business credit score. Although we don’t base our funding decision on your Dun & Bradstreet (DNBI) Report, improving your credit helps you qualify for better rates and larger amounts on future financing options.

5 Reasons to use Invoice Financing to your Grow Business

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The 5 reasons to grow your business with Invoice Financing.

5 Reasons to Grow Business with Invoice Financing


Easier Qualification

Qualifying for a bank loan can be strenuous and time consuming, especially if you have a challenged credit history. Invoice Financing is different, in that the qualification process is based on your customers’ credit, not your own.


Get Paid Faster

Why should you have to wait 30, 60, or even 90 days to get paid by your customers? Invoice Financing allows you to unlock the cash within your business immediately, making growing your business easier.


Add Flexibility

Invoice Financing is a means of accelerating payments you’ve already earned. You can choose to finance invoices as you please, and there’s no restrictions on the amount of invoices you submit. You can also use your financing as you see fit, whether it be to order new materials, purchase new equipment, or meet payroll.


More Affordable

Compared to alternatives, such as merchant cash advances and title loans, Invoice Financing is an inexpensive way to fund your business. No extraneous fees, just a set rate.


Receivables Management

Working with an asset based lender, like SouthStar, helps reduce the various expenses associated with processing invoices and collections. We will handle your collections, so you can concentrate on managing your business and not having to worry about day-to-day accounts receivable.

Best Factoring Company of 2018

SouthStar Capital Best Factoring Company of 2018

FactoringClub's 'Best Factoring Company of 2018' Award

SouthStar Capital Best Factoring Company of 2018

We are very excited to announce that SouthStar Capital has been awarded the ‘Best Factoring Company of 2018’ by the FactoringClub! This award was based on SouthStar’s terms and features, customer service, location, and overall excellence.

Invoice Factoring with SouthStar

Whether you are an established business or just getting started, insufficient cash flow can cripple your operations and growth capabilities. Traditional institutions often do not view your company’s Accounts Receivable (invoices) for what they are, an asset! SouthStar Capital does not see through the eyes of traditional lending institutions and can turn your invoices into working capital. This takes away the concern of making payroll, paying vendors/suppliers, and securing growth capital, so you can focus on what’s important, growing your business.

When factoring with SouthStar, we will advance up to 90% of the amount of your outstanding invoices. After initial funding, you will receive working capital within 24 hours of us receiving an invoice. We do not impose limits on your monthly receivables, so this process can be repeated as often as you produce an invoice. Factoring is very beneficial to companies whose clients pay on terms. Instead of waiting 30, or even 60, days for your clients to pay, factoring allows you to free up cash flow for immediate use. Factoring is not a loan, so no debt is added to your balance sheet and the funds are unrestricted, so you have the flexibility to use them how you wish. (Click to learn more about the 5 simple steps of Invoice Factoring.)

What to Expect with Invoice Factoring

As client of SouthStar’s Invoice Factoring solution, you will be assigned a personal account manager who will handle collections, payment processing, and customer credit approvals, allowing you to focus on your business. With factoring, we look at the credit history of your customer, not your company or personal credit history. Years in business does not influence our decision to finance, making factoring great for start-ups. Once established with SouthStar, you will receive same-day funding on submitted invoices. This gives you access to unlimited working capital, right when you need it. Factoring also allows you to extend longer payment terms to clients and grow your business. See what our clients have said about SouthStar’s Invoice Factoring solution.

Don’t be Fooled by Online Lenders

Safer Than Online Lenders

A Safer Option than Online Lenders.

Safer Than Online Lenders

We know that business owners can get in a pinch financially and feel they need to resort to online lenders for fast cash. Many of these online lenders, such as a Merchant Cash Advance (MCA), offer quick funding with little paperwork, but this decision can have long term effects on your finances. These online lending structures may be based on your business’s future sales, making it a higher risk funding option with a greater liability on your balance sheet. Many of these online options also have very high interest rates, forcing you into a longer payoff period.

We provide a safer financing option.

SouthStar Capital provides a safer alternative to online lenders, through Asset Based Financing. Rather than looking to future sales, like Merchant Cash Advances, or to past performance, like banks, we provide working capital solutions based on your assets, such as accounts receivable, purchase orders, contracts, and equipment. By advancing against your assets, we are able to a provide a more responsible and reliable financing option, without adding debt to your balance sheet.

We are also a fast source of funding, with same day approval, closing in 2-5 days, and 24 hour funding. Unlike online lenders, the financing we provide doesn’t just put a band-aid on the problem. We have a dedicated account team to work with you in structuring the best solution for your business’s current and future growth. Our goal is to provide the resources and support needed to grow your business to a stable and healthy financial position.

Why Invoice Financing may be better than a Business Loan

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Invoice Financing may be better for your
company than a Business Loan.

Invoice Financing vs Business Loan

According to The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), 82% of start-ups and small businesses fail because owners have a poor understanding of cash-flow management and lack the ability to access working capital needed for growth.

One funding option that is often overlooked is invoice financing. This alternative lending method does not have the same strenuous requirement process as a traditional business loan. The main qualification is that a company has customers with outstanding invoices that are paid on terms. Below, we will take a look at why invoice financing might be a good fit for you.

Invoice Financing means...

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No Debt Added

Invoice Financing doesn’t require a company to take on additional debt or have the pressure of paying back debt. The less debt acquired, the better your balance sheet, financials, ratios and investor perception. It also allows companies to receive needed capital without the hassle and risk of a loan.

Quick Funding

If a company needs money fast, there are few better options then invoice financing. In 2-3 days, a company can receive up to 90% of their outstanding invoices. After initial funding, capital can be provided within 24 hours.

Simplistic, Fast Process

In order to receive a bank loan, a company has to provide all of their financial statements, have very good credit, and have been in business for a good amount of time, generally more than 3 years. In contrast, invoice financing lenders are mostly concerned with the credit of the entity (debtor) that owes on the invoice, or your customer. This non-traditional approach takes a lot of pressure off the company in need of money.

No Debt to Payback

Because the money advanced is not a loan, it does not have to be paid back. As a result, there are no payments, principal, and interest to be made. The invoice is paid back by your debtor when payment is due and they receive no hassle about early payment, in turn increasing customer satisfaction.

3rd Party Handles Collections

Most Invoice Financing lenders will also handle collection duties for all invoices (even invoices not being financed). This service can provide huge savings for your company, as well as the ability to concentrate on managing your business and not having to worry about collections.

Does Making Payroll Stress You Out?

Payroll Funding

Payroll Funding may be the answer.

Payroll Stress

What is Payroll Funding?

Funding payroll can be a challenge without a constant source of cash flow. Even if your customers pay within 30 days, your employees likely need to be paid sooner. If your customers have longer payment terms of 45, 60, or even 90 days, Payroll Funding may be a necessity for paying your employees on time.

How does Payroll Funding work?

Slow paying customers, rapid growth periods, seasonal patterns, selling on credit terms, and other factors can create cash flow challenges for your business. With Payroll Funding, rather than waiting for your customers to pay, SouthStar will advance up to 95% of the total value of your unpaid invoices immediately. Then you receive the remaining balance, minus a small fee, once the invoice is paid. This process can be repeated for as many invoices you submit.

By having access to unlimited working capital, you will always have the cash flow needed for payroll, as well as other expenses. The process creates zero debt for your company, so you won’t have to worry about paying back loans or high interest rates.

The 5 Steps of Payroll Funding

Payroll Funding Process

What to Expect with Payroll Funding

As client of SouthStar’s Payroll Funding solution, you will be assigned a personal account manager who will handle collections, payment processing, and customer credit approvals, allowing you to focus on your business. With Payroll Funding, we look at the credit history of your customer, not your company or personal credit history. Years in business is not a factor in our decision to finance, making Payroll Funding great for start-ups.

Once established with SouthStar, you will receive same-day funding on submitted invoices. This gives you access to unlimited working capital, right when you need it. Payroll Funding also allows you to extend longer payment terms to clients and grow your business.

Your Business May Be at Risk of Growing to Death

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Growth is usually viewed as a positive step for business owners, but if not managed properly, growth could be the death of your business.

If your business grows too fast, or grows the wrong way, you can actually grow yourself out of business. Along with growth comes the costs of additional staff, system development, and changes in operations. Without access to working capital, your business won’t be able to support these essential changes.

By tapping into your business’s Accounts Receivable, or outstanding invoices, you can free up existing capital and have access to the immediate cash flow needed for growth. Other assets, such as equipment, inventory, or purchase orders, can be used as collateral to advance capital to your business as well. Both of these options have a fast and easy qualification process that allow for initial funding in just 2-3 days. Unlike traditional lenders, we will not turn you down based on amount of years in business or your credit history. Plus, after initial funding, working capital will arrive in your bank account within just 24 hours of submitting an invoice.

If your business is growing faster than your capital can keep up, don't let it grow to death! Treat yourself today and learn more about your working capital options.

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SouthStar’s Recent Working Capital Solution

Working Capital Solution

Providing alternative solutions to businesses in need of a fast and reliable source of working capital.

Below is one of our recent funding solutions that provided our client with the working capital needed to ensure the growth and success of their business.

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$1,000,000 Receivables Line coupled with a $350,000 Equipment Lease, along with a Brokerage Line of $500,000 and a $100,000 Term Note for a Trucking and Storage Company

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Contact us today to discuss the working capital options available to your business.

SouthStar Advantage 4: Get Real-Time Management

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With SouthStar Capital, your company is assigned a dedicated account team that is always present to meet your unique cash flow needs.

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Get Real-Time Management

  • Manage cash real-time with 24/7 access to your customizable funding reports through our online client login
  • We provide the services of handling your collections, payment processing, account management, and underwriting, in-turn saving you time and money
  • Our day-to-day accounts receivable management also includes the invoices you are not financing, so you stay up to date with your receivables, all in one place
  • You submit your invoices electronically directly to your account manager and then receive funding within 24 hours
  • We provide working capital fast, so you can focus on operating and growing your business
  • Your account manager is available 24/7 to provide working capital when you need it

SouthStar Advantage 3: Our Service is Centered Around You

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Service Centered Around You

With SouthStar Capital, we care about your success. We take the time to understand your business and tailor fit a solution to your unique needs.

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Our Service is Centered Around You

  • You deal directly with a decision maker, in-turn expediting initial and future funding
  • Your company is assigned an account team to handle your daily funding needs
  • Our approach is hands on, so we are able to address each and every one of your needs
  • We are a private company, so you receive flexibility and custom solutions
  • We have over 30 years of experience in designing custom capital solutions for businesses like yours
  • Relationship and professionalism are cornerstone of our business
  • We are here to listen to your story and provide a solution that fits your unique circumstances