Equipment financing, inventory financing, and working capital loans are easy to find right? Not if you’re in one of these two scenarios…

Equipment financing, inventory financing, and working capital loans are easy to find right? Not if you’re in one of these two scenarios…

Huntington Beach, CA: Business owners looking to obtain a business loan for equipment financing, inventory financing or working capital have many options to choose from. Capital is plentiful for companies on the rise and in need of financing to meet their growth potential. In fact, most of our clients come to us with equipment financing, purchase order financing, inventory financing, and working capital loan needs. Huntington Coast Capital has a extremely high success ratio in placing these loan requests.

However, there are a couple of situations where this may not be so easy. On a rare occasion we will get a funding request for a company in the medicinal marijuana industry. While the selling of marijuana is legal in some states, there is still a stigma attached to it, even if it is legitimately prescribed by a doctor. As you can imagine, obtaining funding for the growers and distributors in this industry, even if completely legitimate, is very difficult to secure. Some lenders simply do not lend in this industry and lump it together with other unsavory industries like gambling and adult content distribution. Is this fair? I have no idea. This article isn’t about providing an opinion on what the lender’s moral compass should be when analyzing loan requests in this industry. I can say, however, that finding a lender to fund your expansion in this business is very difficult. In fact, even with our extensive contacts in the industry, we only know of one. That’s right one. However, we were happy to have this contact when we received a call from a company in Colorado inquiring about an equipment loan along with funding for tenant improvements for his budding (no pun intended) business. The fact is that his cash flow and profit margins are extremely strong and his business could grow substantially with the right capital partner. Looks like we found them a solution after months of searching on their own in vain. A satisfying moment for us indeed. Now his Cannabis business is set to catapult to the next level!

The second difficult spot to be in is when you are looking for accounts receivable financing for consumer accounts receivable. The market is flooded with options for financing accounts receivable when you are selling business to business, but business to consumer is a ghost town. Most all lenders have the perspective that financing against these debt pools is risky and the credit process for business credit and personal credit is much more subjective and difficult to manage. I have to say, that I agree. To manage risk in this area requires having a specialty and sole dedication to the industry. Like other types of lending, you need to manage losses through diversifying the risk over several separate exposures and minimize credit to any one debt holder. However, this said, it is possible, just not popular among the lending community. As before, we have only one lender in this industry! We don’t come across these requests too often, but when we do, it is satisfying to say, “we may have a solution.”

Do you have a difficult loan request? Has everyone told you “no” because you fit one of the scenarios above? If so, we would like to speak with you!

Be on the lookout for our next blog article that features auto mechanics and why that experience also requires a knowledge of the options! I think we can all agree that we are paying too much for our cars to be serviced in most cases and it pays to know who else can do it for less!

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Huntington Coast Capital Obtains $250,000 Factoring Facility For Growing Apparel Company

Huntington Coast Capital Obtains $250,000 Factoring Facility For Growing Apparel Company

An upcoming menswear line was growing and needed outside funding in order to meet demand. They locally source all of their fabrics from a number of fabric suppliers and manufacture the goods all in Los Angeles. Their supplier’s cash up front requirements put a strain on their cash flow and they needed to do something fast in order to capitalize on the opportunity. Huntington Coast Capital was able to piece together a factoring facility within two weeks time to meet their cash needs and manufacturing deadlines. The company is now well set to grow the company and take their operations to the next level.

About the company:

LAUNCHED – 2012, a new menswear project based in Los Angeles, California

INSPIRATION – Traditional menswear, vintage classics, military uniforms and athletic sportswear.

PROCESS – Juxtaposing vintage garments with new fabrics and materials to create modern silhouettes.

COLLABORATION – With local artisans and craftsmen to complete the garment making process. Each item is often pieced together and finished by hand.

RESPECT – The distinguishing characteristics, quality and durability that only clothing and fabrics from another era can offer.

TRIBUTE – Each new collection is a tribute to the journey these garments have traveled. It is re-purposed and made modern with the intention of giving them new life for a new era. And the journey begins again.

If your company could benefit from a creative capital solution, call us 714-719-8966.

Business Loans and Satisfied Clients

Business Loans and Satisfied Clients

Huntington Coast Capital has specialized in securing business loans, equipment loans, inventory loans, SBA loans and purchase order financing in California for business owners since 2011. We are good at what we do, but do not take our word for it, listen to our clients! We secured a $6,500,000 line of credit for Penguin Foods that reduced their cost of funds and allowed them to grow their business well in to the future. Click the image for the video testimonial:

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$400,000 Equipment Loan Secured For Tenant Improvements

$400,000 Equipment Loan Secured For Tenant Improvements

Huntington Coast Capital headquartered in Huntington Beach, CA announced today that it secured a $400,000 equipment loan to complete tenant improvements at an existing client’s business location. The loan was secured under an equipment loan structure through one of HCC’s established capital partners.

“Huntington Coast Capital was able to secure a loan that no other lenders were interested in” the company president said in a post closing interview. This particular equipment loan, while classified that, was more of a bridge loan secured by in-wall plumbing and fixtures for a cold storage tenant improvement build out.

From a collateral perspective it was very different than your typical equipment loan. In most equipment loan scenarios, the collateral is either rolling (trucks and trailers, etc) or bolted in to the ground (as in a manufacturing or other equipment intensive business). Adding to the creativity in this loan closing was the fact that all of the company’s other assets were tied up under a blanket lien by the senior lender. Lastly, the landlord waiver took a bit of negotiation as the “collateral” for the loan was largely in-wall or built in to the wall making the landlord waiver to enter the property and reclaim any collateral in the event of default, much more difficult.

In the end, Huntington Coast Capital had a happy client and another successful equipment loan closing. If your business could use some additional capital to grow, please call us 714-719-8966.

HCC Obtains $800,000 Equipment Loan

HCC Obtains $800,000 Equipment Loan

RECENT FEATURED TRANSACTION:
A Texas-based company contacted our Huntington Beach location regarding an equipment loan. The company was a supplier and installer of large water tanks for commercial and industrial use. The main applications of their product was for rain water harvesting, well water storage, fire water storage and municipal water storage. Their customers ranged from breweries to large farm co-ops to City Municipalities. Their business is growing and their brand is becoming well-known.

The challenge: The company was running in to a ceiling when it came to their growth potential. The supplier they worked with was located in Australia and had minimum shipment requirements and needed cash up front for the orders. The typical sales cycle (from ordering from supplier to delivering and being paid by the customer) could run as long as 4-6 months. This, coupled with net losses from operations as the company went through growing pains, made them unfit for bank financing.

After applying for and being turned down for an SBA loan, Huntington Coast Capital brought in some forward looking, entrepreneurial lending options. The lender ultimately chosen by our client provided for the cash to purchase the inventory by leveraging existing equipment and freeing up cash trapped in the assets of the company.

The result: A cash injection was possible by leveraging the company current equipment and inventory assets which resulted in being able to fulfill the increasing customer orders. Our non-institutional solution will bridge the company for 12 to 18 months and allow the company to make that jump to profitability. They will likely be ready for traditional financing within a two year time period.

If your business could use a cash injection to take your operations to the next level, we would like to speak with you. Click the Apply Button below to inquire about the details.