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Starting a Factoring Company

Looking to start a Factoring company? Below is some helpful information on how to get started.

How to Start a Factoring Company Webinar

This overview webinar will cover the basics on what to do and how to start your business. It is being offered on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, from 10am - 11:30am PST. Some of the learning objectives are:

   • Getting started and finding business
   • Funding options
   • Importance of UCC Filings and legal documents
   • Licensing
   • Basic Factoring 101 guidelines
   • Resources to assist you

For more information on this webinar and to register, click here.

Resources

DashPoint Publishing has a series of books that can guide you. They can be found in the IFA online store here. They are inexpensive and can help you with your initial needs. 
 
Factor Help offers consulting services and manuals to assist you in getting started.  You can find out more at www.factorhelp.com and their manuals, forms and spreadsheets are available to purchase here.

Find an Attorney

You will want to contact an attorney to assist with your business formation and factoring legal documents. You can find a list of IFA Preferred Attorneys here. An attorney can also assist you with any business or lender license you might need depending on what state you are located in.

Training

The IFA offers a variety of training classes, webinars, meetings and conferences throughout the year. You can find our latest training classes listed here. You do not need to be an IFA member to attend any of the training classes, but all members get discounts on the events.

Some IFA training classes are available to download in the IFA online store. You can find those here.

Bob Zadek, Esq. is a premier attorney in the Factoring industry. He has a class titled The Law and Business of Factoring. This training class comes complete with a full set of superior forms he developed. It is designed to help novices and seasoned factoring professionals, attorneys, and accountants build and strengthen their factoring know-how. This class is offered once per year in-person or you can purchase the online recording here.

You can also purchase and download previous IFA webinars here.

Vendors

The IFA has Preferred Vendors that can provide services for your company. Companies ranging from Software, Credit, UCC, Tax Compliance, Marketing and Collections can help you get started with your Factoring compnay. You can find the list of IFA Preferred Vendors here.

Commercial Factor Magazine

The Commercial Factor Magazine can be a helpful resource with current and past articles relating to the Factoring industry. You can research past issues and articles here.

E-Newsletter

Contact the IFA to be put on our distribution list so you will receive our weekly e-newsletter and information on our upcoming events. Email info@factoring.org to be included on the list.


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Join the IFA

Once you get up and running, you will want to join the IFA. The IFA provides a number of services that can be of assistance. Our first year membership is $250 and provides you with the following benefits:
 
Annual Factoring Conference Discounts 
Discounts on IFA Training Classes 
Discounts on IFA Job Board postings 
Discounts in the IFA Store 
Access to the IFA Discussion Groups and Community Site 
Use of the IFA logo for advertising, websites, etc. 
Ability to submit legal briefs to the Amicus Brief program 
Access to FactorSearch 
Annual membership plaque
Access to the IFA website and Membership List 
 
The IFA also has mentors for our members that voluntarily work with new Factors to help them get started. They are a great resource and can answer some of the questions you have about getting started.

When you decide to join the IFA, you can fill out the application here.