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Q: Cash Flow Industry ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Cash Flow Industry
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: nggd-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 14 Jun 2003 15:57 PDT
Expires: 14 Jul 2003 15:57 PDT
Question ID: 217383
What is the 'cash flow industry' and how does one involve oneself in it?
Subject: Re: Cash Flow Industry
Answered By: ragingacademic-ga on 15 Jun 2003 12:31 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear nggd -

Thanks for submitting your question to our forum.  I apologize for
your having to contend with the barrage of criticism you have received
- I think it's a customer's right to decide whether the service
rendered was satisfactory or not, and I do not think discussions such
as the one below should be entertained by this channel.

But - to your question!

The "Cash Flow Industry" is not really as new as some would have you
believe - "factoring," which is the business of buying other
companies' accounts receivables, has been around for a long long time.

Factoring - see for example -

Accounts Receivables -;jsessionid=KF04VJS22EZJUCWYCEKCFEQ?_requestid=48447

Traditionally, the cash flow industry has been a
"Business-to-Business" industry - one firm, typically a speculative
high-risk type investment firm,  would buy out another firm's accounts
receivables - where the selling firm was typically a manufacturer or
service provider facing a cash crunch.

Over the past decade, however, "cash flow" as a business has moved
into the realm of "Business-to-Consumer" - businesses now specialize
in buying out future income streams of individuals - a prevalent
example is lottery winnings.  Suppose you won $1 million payable to
you over 20 years - I would come in and offer to pay you, say, $350k
NOW for the right to receive that income stream in the future.  The
actual value of the stream may be, say, $500k (I didn't calculate this
out, just throwing numbers out there as an example) - so I get a nifty
margin for giving you the cash NOW.

Here's a good description of this business -

How do you get involved?

Well, if you have significant capital and can start buying out such
income streams, you could set up a business and begin advertising to
that effect; or, you could start a factoring business and initiate
relationships with businesses that may have significant cash needs or
are otherwise distressed - bankers are a good source of info on such
businesses, so you may want to try and initiate some relationships
with local banks' loan officers etc.

There seem to be a variety of companies out there offering to get you
in to this business in one way or another - which may actually be what
had prompted your question to begin with.  Examples -

I would check such businesses out carefully before signing up with
them - I'm sure many are schemes of various types...

I hope this response satisfies your curiosity concerning the cash flow
industry - please let me know if you have additional clarifications
concerning this request.


Search strategy:

"cash flow industry"
"what is the cash flow industry"
nggd-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
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Subject: Re: Cash Flow Industry
From: aranieri-ga on 16 Jun 2003 11:53 PDT
Go to this site:

I believe it will help answer your question in addition to the research.

Good luck.


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