CanaFunding Supplies Working Capital to Canadian Merchants

    Merchant Cash Advances Enable Merchants to Obtain Thousands of Dollars

    NEW YORK, April 25 /CNW/ - It had always been John Smith's dream to open
his own restaurant in Montreal. But to run a business properly, one needs to
be capitalized properly-- there is equipment to buy, staff to pay, permits,
decorators, etc. At first, John went to the banks--but they tend to avoid
restaurants because of what they perceive as a high-risk business--and,
besides, John rented, not owned, the location so he wouldn't have the proper

    Investors were out, because they'd want a percentage of the
business--usually, at least 50%, but sometimes as high as 75%.

    At first Smith thought it was over--until he found out about feasible,
but nontraditional, funding that would enable him to obtain up to $175,000,
from a company called CanaFunding (

    CanaFunding advances money to merchants against their future credit card
sales. The capital is called a merchant cash advance, not a loan, so there is
no interest.

    "As a business owner myself, I am aware of how difficult it can be for a
business to get traditional financing," said CanaFunding's President and CEO
David Goldin "In fact, 90 percent of small business bank loan applications are
rejected, often leaving merchants with few options to expand and develop their
business. CanaFunding offers a new and exciting alternative to the traditional
small business loan."

    Here's how it works: CanaFunding buys a merchant's future credit card
sales at a discount. The company advances the merchant money for the right to
buy back a percentage of their future credit card sales. Other features
include a 90% approval rate for qualified applicants, fast approvals,
(sometimes within 24 hours) and funds provided usually within five to seven
business days. There are no application or closing fees.

    The best feature is that, unlike a bank, there is no fixed payment
schedule. CanaFunding gets paid as you get paid. Although there is an
underwriting process, CanaFunding has less stringent requirements than
traditional banks. You must be processing for at least 60 days (most banks
want to see 2-3 years of operation) and you can't have any open bankruptcies.
Banks require a credit score of 620 to 650 but, with this product, you'll
probably qualify if yours is 500 or above. You also must have at least 12
months on your lease.

    Sometimes a merchant won't be able to make the immediate association as
to what additional money can do for the business. In that case, it's helpful
to make a visual business plan; for instance, how much additional revenue
would be generated by adding 15 tables to your restaurant? What would spending
$30K for a full-fledged advertising campaign generate? What kind of income
stream would an additional location bring?

    Or maybe you need to buy out a partner. Whatever your vision, it is
always less costly to trust your instincts than to ultimately walk away from
potentially greater profits.

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For further information:

For further information: CanaFunding Irene Ross, 1-866-888-1104 Director
of Communications

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