Featured on Smarter.Loans: 8 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know About Merchant Cash Advances

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Merchant cash advances (MCAs) are a relatively new form of funding that emerged after the 2008 recession in response to a greater need for accessible small business funding. With less restrictive approval requirements, merchant cash advances have made more working capital available to more businesses, including underserved communities like wowen-owned and minority-owned businesses.

However, because of their youth, many myths and misconceptions about MCAs persist. In reality, merchant cash advances are a very effective source of fast, short-term funding for businesses that may not be approved for a traditional bank or SBA loan.

To help clear up the confusion, we shared our expertise on merchant cash advances with Smarter Loans, an online resource dedicated to helping small businesses make smarter financial decisions.

Read the full article to discover 8 things all small business owners should know about merchant cash advances, including:

  • A merchant cash advance is not actually a loan
  • MCA applications are much simpler and easier than traditional loans
  • Larger funding amounts are available from some lenders
  • You can use your funds however you want
  • Merchant cash advance qualification requirements are more favorable to more small businesses
  • There are no fixed monthly payments
  • Merchant cash advances are not always more expensive than traditional loans
  • Who should apply for a merchant cash advance?
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With over 25 years’ experience in financial services, Pamela Kohl has worked closely with banks, alternative finance, and other fintech platforms to develop core banking services, as well as establish new card programs, lending programs, and global payments platforms. She has been nationally recognized for creating innovative solutions, leveraging new markets, and developing winning strategic partnerships. Currently, Pamela serves as Vice President of Marketing at Greenbox Capital. Pamela earned a B.A. from Marshall University, summa cum laude, and M.A. in International Economics from the University of Miami, where she graduated with Distinction.