Her CEO Journey™: The Business Finance Podcast for Mission-Driven Women Entrepreneurs

Weekly show where my featured guests and I explore the financial and business challenges women face on the entrepreneurial journey to success. You'll hear them talk about the money side of their businesses in ways you've always wanted to know about, but wouldn't dare ask. They openly share their disappointments, failures, successes, and everything in-between as they grew sales ranging from 6 to 9 figures. Knowing where your business stands financially helps you make critical decisions with confidence. It's simply the best way to be sure you grow a business that fuels the life you want to live.



episode 135: Her CFO Tips: How To Find Out If Your Business Can Afford Debt Financing [transcript]

As a female founder and CEO, you might think that debt in your business is a bad thing. However, did you know that if you’re running a business, chances are, you likely already have business debt? One form of business debt is paying your suppliers a few days after they send an invoice. Now, this is a type of short-term debt financing strategy. There are many other ways you can leverage business debt finance to build and grow your business. You just need to learn how.

In this episode, I’ll discuss the calculations you need for determining if your business is ready to take on debt as a financing strategy. Debt doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, there’s a wealth of possibilities you can explore if you have the right mindset. So tune in to this episode to learn more!

Episode Highlights

  • [01:35] Business Debt and Debt Financing
  • [03:09] Thinking Like a Lender Tip #1: Debt Service Coverage Ratio
  • [04:36] Thinking Like a Lender Tip #2: Business Debt-to-Income Ratio
  • [05:25] Thinking Like A Lender Tip #3: Assessing Debt Payment
  • [05:49] The Importance of a Financial Forecast
  • [06:51] Making Proactive and Strategic Business Decisions

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Understand whether your needs fall under long term debt financing or short term debt financing with the previous episode of Her CFO Tips:

Her CFO Tips: Financing Strategy Based on Short-Term versus Long-Term Capital Needs

Download the Debt Service Coverage Ratio Calculator, so you can see if your business can handle debt! 


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