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Guess Which Mega Brand Makes Companies Wait 86 Days for Payments (Infographic) A good deal of payments go out late. Check out this graphic to see which industries are most affected.

By Eyal Shinar Edited by Dan Bova

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Late payments, which lead to cash-flow gaps, is one of the biggest pain points facing small businesses today. It is mission critical for businesses to remain cash-flow positive so they can address key day-to-day operational needs, including payroll, rent or purchasing of inventory and supplies.

At Fundbox, we analyzed 20 million invoices on our platform to better understand how and when small businesses get paid. The below infographic highlights the systemic problem of late payments and industries most affected. We also uncovered several Fortune 100 corporations who have long payment terms for their small-business vendors.

Related: 10 Ways to Avoid the 'Elephant in the Room': Not Getting Paid

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late payment - invoice (Infographic)

Related: 12 Billing Mistakes That Make It Harder for Your Business to Get Paid

Eyal Shinar

CEO and Founder of Fundbox

Eyal Shinar is CEO and founder of Fundbox. Prior to his current role he served as a vice president at Battery Ventures where he led many projects and investments in the areas of finance, machine learning and software as a service. Additionally, Shinar was one of the first employees of Old Lane, a $5.5 billion New York-based global hedge fund (later acquired by Citigroup), and also worked for Castle Harlan, a leading $6 billion NYC-based buyout firm. Shinar earned his MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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