Monday, October 06, 2008

California Cash Flow Problems

Cash flow for the state of California is getting tight as the state is having difficulty accessing the credit markets. California may seek a short term loan from the US Treasury in the amount of $7 billion!

If your company is a vendor to the state of California or its counties, cities and school districts, you need to watch your receivables like a hawk. There's a good chance you'll see your days sales outstanding increasing over the coming weeks until the credit markets thaw out.

If your business has direct (or indirect) significant exposure to California government entities and affiliates, you may want to provide your own lender a heads up. If California related accounts receivable pile up, your business could run into either concentration issues or cross aging issues resulting in a reduction in your own lines of credit.

If you don't have a line of credit, you might find that you need one. Factoring of accounts receivable could be a working capital solution that can be arranged within days.

Need help finding the right lender or telling your story the right way for your California business? Read "Matchmaking for Business Loans" and give me a call!

Tags : credit crunch , accounts receivable , lines of credit , factoring , California

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