3 Ways To Give Your Business The Cash Injection It Needs To Survive

When your business hits hard times and your finances are stretched, you need to act quickly if you are going to turn things around. A business cannot survive very long without money, so you need to find some way of giving yourself a cash injection to keep your head above water. If you get a cash boost that keeps you going for a few months, you can start making changes to the business and putting long term solutions in place, but without that initial influx of cash, you will struggle to keep the business afloat. If your business is in a financial hole, these are some of the best ways to get the cash injection that you need to survive. 

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Collect On Invoices 


A lot of businesses have cash flow issues not because they don’t have any customers, but because those customers are not paying their invoices on time. The business is still paying all of its overheads but it does not have any money coming in, and that’s a recipe for disaster. If you need cash quickly, you should collect any outstanding invoices. You can use an invoice factoring company to pay the majority of the balance upfront, and then they will collect from the customers. That way, you can get the cash that you need to keep the business going and you don’t have to worry about chasing people up and waiting a long time for them to pay their invoice. Unpaid invoices can cripple a business, so invoice factoring is something that you should consider all the time, not just when you are in financial trouble. 


Find Some Investors 


The most common way that people find the money that they need for their business is through investors. It may be how you got things started in the first place. Now that you’re in trouble, it may be time to go back to those investors or attract some new ones and ask for the money you need to keep the business afloat. However, you need to remember that you are not exactly an attractive prospect right now because you are in a financial hole. It will take a lot of convincing, so you need to go to investors with a clear plan for how you plan to use the money to turn the business around and make it a success. Be upfront about the mistakes that you made and show that you have learned from them, and somebody might just take a chance on you. 


Sell Your Assets 


If you have a lot of excess stock or expensive equipment around the office that doesn’t get used that often, you should consider selling it. Look at all of your assets and see if there is anything that you can do without. You can remove that dead weight and earn some quick cash by selling off some of those assets. If you own your office, you should consider selling it and moving into a smaller place. You’ll get a cash injection and save money on your monthly overheads at the same time, which should make things a lot easier for the business. 


Hopefully, you can use one of these methods to find the cash that your business needs to survive and thrive in the future. 

Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.
Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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