Asset Based Lending Blog/News

ETC Client Featured in Inc. 5000!

August 22, 2017 | Uncategorized

ETC would like to congratulate our client, RobeFactory, on being featured in Inc.’s 5000 for 2017! We are exceedingly proud of their hard work and dedication and look forward to watching the business continue to grow and thrive! Read the full entry here. Click to learn about our trade finance solutions. Contact us for more […]

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Review: International Trade

August 18, 2017 | Wholesale

Viviane Simond, Express Trade Capital The international market is in a particularly remarkable state of flux due to a wide range of contributing factors. Between the effects of climate change, political upheaval, and shifting consumer habits, the future of international trade has seldom been so uncertain. Climate change may prove to be the most pervasive […]

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Debt Finance vs. Equity Finance

August 11, 2017 | Lending

Ross Bienstock, Express Trade Capital When business owners need cash flow, they have access to a variety of financing resources, most of which fit into one of two categories: debt and equity. Although both are equally useful in different contexts, there are advantages and disadvantages to choosing one funding method over the other. What is […]

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Negotiating Payment Terms

August 4, 2017 | Wholesale

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital As a wholesaler, negotiating payment terms with your retail customers can be complex and lead to friction. Fortunately, most retailers are reasonable and will work with their vendors to find a compromise. Furthermore, there are ways to work around an insistent customer who refuses to yield to their vendors’ needs. […]

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West Coast Longshore Contract Extension

July 31, 2017 | Shipping

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital Longshore workers from 29 ports across the west coast have voted to determine whether to extend the collective bargaining agreement they share with the Pacific Maritime Association, or PMA, for an additional three years. Early reporting on the ballot suggests that the extension will pass with 67% of votes, but […]

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Decoding Invoice Terms

July 28, 2017 | Wholesale

Sam Permutt, Express Trade Capital Making sense of the various terms contained in invoices can be frustrating. Plus, terms are getting trickier and more involved as big customers continue to strategically extend their payment terms and interrupt cash flows for smaller businesses (in turn creating a greater need for factoring). When negotiating a purchase order […]

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Why Use Purchase Order Financing?

July 21, 2017 | Lending, Wholesale

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital What is purchase order financing? Purchase order financing is a trade finance solution designed to help businesses finance the production and shipping costs required to fulfill their customers’ purchase orders. This allows companies, typically wholesalers who import or export goods, to grow without selling equity or exhaustively increasing their bank […]

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Unclouding the Future of Manufacturing

July 14, 2017 | Manufacturing, Technology

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital Job creation, especially in the manufacturing industry, is a hot topic in the US right now. Since last year’s presidential campaign, there’s been an ongoing debate among politicians, business owners, and news outlets about the future of domestic manufacturing. President Trump has blamed the uptick in outsourced labor and consequent […]

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CBP 201: Products to Watch Out For

July 7, 2017 | Cargo, Shipping

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital A galaxy of constantly changing regulations governs the complex world of US imports. In our previous article on this subject, we focused on agricultural and licensed products. This time, we focus on some of the primary regulatory requirements imposed on other varieties of goods. Medications/Medical Equipment Prescription drugs, and even […]

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