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Why Alternative Finance Will Boom in 2017

2016 was a big year for us at Aztec Exchange.  It began in the summer when we launched the revolutionary early invoice payment service PayMe. PayMe made it easy for SMEs to obtain the working capital they needed within 24 hours simply by selling approved...

Types of Structured Trade Finance

If there’s one thing that certain, it’s that there’s a significant amount of uncertainty for SMEs involved in cross-border trade. This can take the form of everything from economic gyrations to political upheaval to currency fluctuations.  Each of these can...

5 Types of Export Finance Solutions to Unlock Working Capital

Export finance has become increasingly important with our globalized economy.  While more opportunities to export your goods to other countries could be a boom for your business, it’s not as easy as deciding to engage in cross-border sales and receiving...

Ring in the Holidays and New Year with Working Capital

It’s not too early to start thinking about the holiday season now!  Why? Many companies are extending trade payable days and are closed around holiday time.  The holidays should be spent enjoying festive parties and year-end bonuses, not chasing down debtors...

Invoice Factoring Hidden Fees Exposed

If you think you know what you’ll be paying when you sign up with an invoice factoring firm, get ready for a surprise with their hidden fees. It’s likely to be a lot more than you were promised. As a business owner, having the right amount of working capital...

CEO Blog: The Journey to ePayMe

This has been a significant month in the history of Aztec Exchange. In a very short period of time, we’ve launched our early invoice payment service ePayMe in Latin America and Continental Europe.  We’ve done so with the largest e-invoice networks in both...

Late Invoice Payments: The Multi-Trillion Dollar Issue

While invoicing and payment should be the least challenging part of running a small- to mid-sized business, the reality is it’s all too often to the contrary. Collection has become time-consuming and cumbersome. Worst of all, it’s become increasingly...

Should I Use Invoice Factoring For My Business?

In previous posts, we’ve talked a lot about early payment types and invoice factoring. These are valued services as they can help you get the working capital you need and when you need it. But one thing we haven’t really explored is the full depth of the...

Magnet Marketing Solutions

Just five years ago, Michael Morrissey founded Magnet Marketing Solutions (www.magnetmarketing.ie), a company that develops high-end corporate gifts like leather sports bags, umbrellas and shirts. During that short period of time, he’s grown his client...

[Free Guide] Supply Chain Finance: Increase Your Cash Flow and Grow

There are any number of factors that can influence the efficiency and operation of your supply chain. One of the major issues comes with suppliers having adequate access to working capital. A disruption on this end can, in short order, have an immediate...

6 Strategies to Improve Business Relationships with Your Suppliers

Suppliers aren’t just a link in your supply chain, they’re business partners. Without their involvement, timely deliveries and quality products, it becomes difficult to meet your deadlines or satisfy the demands of your customers. So it’s important to have a...

Say Hello to Efficiency. Move From Paper Invoicing to E-invoicing.

Just 25 years ago, you might not have ever sent, or even heard of, email. The smart phone didn’t exist. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was just six years old. How times have changed. With such significant technological advancements, the speed at which we...

5 Business Loyalty Programs That Keep Customers Coming Back

Great web design,  Search Engine Optimization, and a strong social media presence will help you get new customers in the door, but how do you keep them coming back?  Perhaps now more than ever, small- and mid-sized businesses are facing challenges in growing...

6 SEO Tips to Increase Traffic to Your Small Business’ Website

Last week we discussed considerations for designing your small business website, and in this post we’ll discuss more ways you can optimize your website with Search Engine Optimization tips.  With more than 1 billion total websites and 1 trillionGoogle...

6 Considerations When Designing a Small Business Website

We began our small business tip blog series with a list of top software management tools, and key social media tactics.  Now we continue with ideas and considerations for your website.   By now you’re certainly aware of the importance of your business having...

[Infographic] 30 Effective Small Business Social Media Tactics

Social media is seemingly ubiquitous.  Whether it’s on a TV broadcast, website or just part of everyday conversation, businesses are continually referencing their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other accounts. They do so because these sites can help build...

6 Ways to Optimize Your Accounts Payable Process

Accounts payable can be an overlooked part of any business. Because it’s a back-office function, executives may approach this side of their organization with the simple philosophy of “just pay the bills on time.” But this cost center – which often engages in...

5 Tips for Managing Your Cash Flow for a Seasonal Business

Managing cash flow at your business can be a challenging task. Whether it’s keeping track of receivables, issuing invoices or anything else along the way, there’s clearly a lot of work involved. For those running a seasonal business, when the bulk of your...

Software Management Tools for Improving Your Cash Flow

For today’s SME, and for the majority of small businesses, implementing the right technology is crucial to running a successful business. This includes everything from HR to payroll to marketing. But it’s equally important to understand what technology...