5 Questions to Ask Your Construction Insurance Broker Before You Renew

Construction Insurance Rates Set to Rise

The construction industry is poised for a bit of a shock in 2020, as rates across multiple lines of insurance — including General Liability, Automotive Liability, and Umbrella or Excess Liability — are set to increase. According to Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Marketplace Realities 2020, the rate increase predictions land anywhere between 5% to 30%,… Read more »

Why Subcontractors Need to Talk About Slow Payments with General Contractors

: Why Subcontractors Need to Talk About Slow Payments with General Contractors

Slow payments in construction impact everyone, but subcontractors get hit the hardest. After all, you’ve already financed the labor, materials and equipment to get the work started; a delayed payment means you can’t replenish your cash reserves and you may have trouble making payroll or other critical payments. Most subcontractors make up the difference with… Read more »

The Guide to Merchant Cash Advance Loans (MCAs) 

Architect Contractors Reviewing BluePrints

Merchant Cash Advances, or MCAs, are a funding option for all types of businesses who need quick cash. But as a “quick fix” solution, it can come with a host of challenges that may lead to huge problems for small businesses, especially for those in the commercial construction industry. That’s right. MCAs are bad for… Read more »

Contract Financing for Construction Subcontractors

subcontractor financing

When it comes to managing business cash flow, construction subcontractors face a steep uphill battle as they take on new projects. With 45-60 days or more between starting the job and receiving their first payment, the subcontractor needs enough cash on hand to cover payroll, bond premiums, equipment leases, vendor or supplier payments, and other… Read more »

What Is WIP Financing?

Work in Progress WIP Factory

Does your manufacturing or fabricating business need additional funds to cover a cash flow pinch caused by a big order or a slow-paying customer? Work-in-Progress (WIP) financing is an important tool specific to the industry that may overcome these and other common cash flow challenges and better align with your business’s cash flow cycle than… Read more »