While there are several ways to fund a business, accounts-receivable financing, also known as invoice factoring, is a solution many use when they need to speed up their cash-flow from slow-paying customers.
Our Raleigh accounts receivable financing programs work by selling your invoices to Scale Funding, at a discount, in exchange for cash. We’ll transfer the competitive advance on your invoice amount directly into your bank account, same-day. When your customer pays the invoice 30, 60, 90 or more days later, we’ll deposit the remaining amount into your bank account, minus a small fee for our services.
Here is a look at our invoice factoring programs in comparison to a business loan or line of credit.
Raleigh Invoice Factoring Programs
Business Loans & Lines of Credit
|Quick approval process dependent on your customers’ credit
|Long approval process dependent on your credit
|Funding within 24 hours
|Funding in 1-3 months
|Programs grow as your business grows.
|Monthly volumes ranging from $50,000 to $20 million Program is capped and it can be difficult to obtain more cash in the future
|No debt created
|Free credit reports on your customers
|No credit reporting
|Eliminates cash-flow gap
|Cash-flow gap is still present and grows larger as your business grows
Whether you just need access to cash quick or you’re unable to get funding from a bank because of credit, tax issues or you have filed for business bankruptcy, we can work with you.
Our custom and flexible programs are just another reason why businesses choose to work with Scale Funding over other factoring companies in Raleigh and the surrounding areas.
Many industries benefit from our Raleigh invoice factoring programs. We can speed up the cash-flow for almost any industry that invoices other businesses on net terms.
Some of the industries we’ve helped over the last 22-plus years include:
|Telecom: cell tower installation, cell tower maintenance, fiber optic installation and more
|Trucking & Freight: intermodal, refrigerated, flatbeds, vans, heavy hauling and more
|Oilfield Services: roustabouts, gravel haulers, water haulers, fracking services, vacuum trucks and more
|Utility & Pipeline: construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, utility locators and more
|Heavy Construction: environmental services, equipment rental, excavating, HDD and more
|Technology: IT consulting, data migration, network administration, software development and more
|Renewable Energy: wind, solar, water, operational and maintenance contractors, construction and more
|Government Contractors: technology, security, defense, transportation, services and more
|Staffing Agencies: healthcare, administrative, general labor, clerical and more
|Many More: printing, manufacturing, distribution, janitorial services, wholesale and more
Raleigh is one of the first and only planned capital cities in the United States. Raleigh was picked as the location of a new capital for North Carolina in 1788. The site was chosen for a couple of reasons: first, its inland location protected it from naval attack. Second, it was only 11 miles from Isaac Hunter’s Tavern, an extremely popular inn that frequently hosted state legislator meetings. Raleigh was captured by Union forces during the Civil War, but escaped significant damage during, something relatively rare for an enemy-occupied city during wartime. After the war, Raleigh became a bastion for African American education in the South. Shaw University was the South’s first African-American college, and would later construct Estey Hall, the first building dedicated to the higher education of black women. Later, Shaw University would open up the Leonard Medical Center, the first four-year medical school for African Americans.
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