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What is factoring?

What is factoring?

Alternative forms of financing, like factoring, have never been more important for your business. Learn how factoring works for your SME. “There’s nothing new under the sun,” states an ancient proverb. In other words, just because it’s new to you, don’t think it’s new...

Netherlands Construction and Manufacturing Slows

Netherlands Construction and Manufacturing Slows

Dutch construction and manufacturing companies are hampered by reduced demand, emissions issues and skilled labour problems Recent reports from the credit insurance company Atradius reveal signs of a slowdown in Dutch construction and manufacturing. The report on...

Dutch SMEs are struggling with cash flow

Dutch SMEs are struggling with cash flow

Recent research reveals more than one in three SMEs find cash flow a challenge A connection lies between unpaid invoices, banks and the struggle that SMEs face The financial service companies Euler Hermes and Bibby have released the findings from their annual survey....

EU Banks to restrict lending to SMEs

EU Banks to restrict lending to SMEs

A regulatory framework for banks will soon change across Europe SMEs trying to secure loans from banks will suffer the most from these changes 70% of SMEs rely on bank loans, signalling trouble for millions of small businesses   Changes in regulations across the...

How serious of a problem are late payments

How serious of a problem are late payments

Late payments are toxic to the growth, profitability and sustainability of your business. What can your business do about this debilitating problem? Ask yourself a question: Is your business moving forwards or backwards? Many would enthusiastically respond,...

There is a dark side to exporting, but it can be avoided

There is a dark side to exporting, but it can be avoided

The desire to grow is probably high on every business owner’s agenda. Some start out trading in their domestic market and then move on to explore overseas opportunities when circumstances permit, while others go global immediately. But the trend is for an...

Credit hasn’t always been self-evident

Credit hasn’t always been self-evident

Borrowing is a common practice among governments, businesses, and consumers. In fact, never in the history of humanity has global debt been this high. Few people realize that credit hasn’t always been as popular as it is today. Despite its present ubiquity, I dare to...

Leveraging the European Project

Leveraging the European Project

The European project has suffered from a lot of negative sentiment lately, with populist movements gaining ground in Hungary and Italy, Brexit, and the influx of immigrants.   As an immigrant from the US to the Netherlands, I often wonder why. I see fantastic...

Focus on telling your business story

Trade your invoices for working capital by factoring

Focus on telling your business story

Trade your invoices for working capital by factoring