In recent years businesses have had their choices extended and conventional facilities like bank loans & overdrafts, invoice and asset finance, have been joined by a whole variety of alternatives.
Internet auction platforms exist now enabling businesses to raise funds against specific invoices, peer to peer finance allows businesses to secure funds from individuals/groups prepared to risk personal funds for a higher return than from more secure sources. Supplier finance can, in the right circumstances, let a supplier find early payment on a debt due from a large buyer.
With choice comes harder decision making so third party, independent, advice can really help. Its difficult to outline the options available in a blog but I will happily explorer all the options with any business that cares to call or email.