Author Archives: Robyn Barrett

Robyn Barrett

About Robyn Barrett

Robyn Barrett is founder and managing member of FSW Funding, formerly Factors Southwest LLC, specializing in factoring financing for small to mid-size companies.

Planning Ahead: Steps To Selling The Company

Selling the Company
January 11, 2012 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

With the new year, entrepreneurs and business owners are looking ahead and putting plans in place for the coming year and beyond. For most the focus is on increasing sales and revenues to grow the business, for some it is looking to take things in a new direction, and for others it may be stepping… Read More →

Run Your Business Effectively: Evaluate Operating Procedures, Expenses

Review Operation Procedures, Expenses
December 14, 2011 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

Run Your Business Effectively: Evaluate Operating Procedures, Expenses Managing expenses effectively is a vital part to running any business. With the new year approaching, what better way to celebrate than to make sure your business is operating as smoothly as possible. Operating procedures are often the first thing a customer or vendor encounters when interacting… Read More →

Managing Receivables: A Key To Improving Cash Flow

Managing Receivables and Increasing Cash Flow
November 9, 2011 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

Managing Receivables: A Key To Improving Cash Flow Managing cash is critical to the success of any business. Whether you are providing a good or a service, it is important to make sure cash flow allows for day-to-day operations and growth. As a business owner, you never want to find yourself in a position where… Read More →

SBA Loans 101: Funding Small Business Expansion

Small Business Association, SBA Loans
October 12, 2011 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

Funding expansion of small business creates new jobs: SBA Loans 101 All the talk about the American Job Act has many thinking about how crucial the creation of jobs is to an economic turnaround. The reality is a majority of new jobs will not be a result of hiring by large corporations or government; new… Read More →

Considering Factor Financing Helps Companies Protect And Grow

Factor Financing
September 14, 2011 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

Considering Factor Financing Helps Companies Protect And Grow Companies faced with a cash-flow squeeze and slow-paying customers can quickly find their own credit ratings at risk and face difficulty securing a credit line or loan. When you don’t quite qualify for a traditional loan, receiving an advance against invoices or accounts receivable from asset-based lenders… Read More →

Managing Cash Flow And Increasing Cash Balance

Managing Cash Flow, Increasing Cash
August 10, 2011 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

The phrase “Cash is King” has never been more true in business than it is today. Unfortunately, while many companies are finding themselves short on cash, lending requirements have become extremely stringent. Moreover, increasing sales don’t always equal increased cash flow ― especially if the sales are credit sales. Managing cash flow effectively requires close… Read More →

Show Me The Money: How To Prepare A Loan Package

Prepare loan package, secure loan
July 13, 2011 by in Finance

The current state of the economy has left companies of all types and sizes in need of cash to keep their doors open, to maintain and to grow. Unfortunately, securing a loan can be tough; and while there are other options, in all cases, you need to be prepared. If cash flow is tight, you… Read More →

Buyer Beware: Pick Your Lenders Wisely

Buyers, Choose Your Lender Wisely in Phoenix, Arizona
May 11, 2011 by in Finance

A struggling economy and changes in lending practices during recent years made it difficult for many business owners and companies to qualify for traditional bank loans or equity lines of credit. The good news is times are changing. While, the days of securing money easily may never return, banks are beginning to ease up as… Read More →

Cash Strapped Companies Seek Solutions

piggy bank

The economic downturn and volatility of the financial markets has left a large number of established businesses with difficulty managing cash flow. Cash-strapped businesses, big and small, are paying their bills more slowly than ever. It’s a cash flow river — or trickle in this case — that flows downhill, impacting the businesses below that… Read More →