Launching a new business, getting established, and then ongoing operations can be a challenge without a stockpile of materials or enough cash to honor not just regular commitments, but unexpected extra demands like an increase in supply costs or costly maintenance on a fleet of delivery trucks. Sometimes, the problem is not winning enough work to keep afloat, but in providing services and then having to wait up to 3 months for the outstanding invoices to be paid. In this circumstance, frustration is inevitable as the money is expected, it just can't be used in the interim. This could result in no fuel to transport products, no inventory to bid on an order with a quick turnaround, or disappointment for staff who receive salaries late. Invoice factoring services are a safe and convenient way to convert unpaid invoices into cash. For a small fee, advances are made in return for the unpaid invoices.