The decisions need to be made – namely should you lease or buy your new industrial, business equipment or computing technology. And are equipment leasing finance companies your best solution for your business financing needs.
Sooner or later all companies in Canada need to choose between leasing equipment, understand the benefits of that finance decision, and most importantly know who to turn to or partner with for their leasing acquisition financing needs.
Lets make sure you understand why you should carefully consider the key benefits of lease financing and ensuring you have made the best equipment acquisition decision. While it’s a U.S. statistic, we’re pretty sure that its the same here in Canada – namely that sooner or later over 80% of all business chooses lease financing as a business option for acquisition needs.
That eight out of ten ratio is a powerful one, so why in fact did those firms choose this method of business financing. The answer is actually quire easy, Benefits! Let’s examine the key benefits you should focus on, and, as importantly, ensure you understand the costs, any risk, and the processes involved in making a solid leasing decision. It’s all about doing your homework, being prepared, and working with the right parties.
So lets first recap those benefits. The bottom line is flexibility, and with this type of financing what else could be more suitable. Simply because whether you are a start up, or Canada’s largest corporation, whether you are leasing a photocopier, shop floor equipment, or computing technology.. you guessed it, equipment leasing finance companies do that.. for your firm!
Worried about your equipment or assets becoming obsolete – (think computers!). Don’t worry, simply match your lease to the term of the expected useful life of your computers, telecom equipment, software, etc. Worried about being burdened with asset disposition at the end of the lease term. Don’t be. Simply enter into an operating lease that allows you full control in returning, keeping,or even upgrading that asset.
It of course always come back to cash flow, and we can assure you that its easier to make a 3k monthly payment than to write a cheque out of your operating line of credit for 100k. Whether is computers, industrial business equipment, or your corporate jet its always about cash flow and working capital conservation in business. Having just come through the 2008-2009 recession cash flow and its conservation still remains king.
There are many slick tools to determine whether you should lease or buy assets – they are available everywhere. We always encourage clients to make an informed lease versus buy decision for their asset financing needs. And, getting back to those benefits, numerous accounting and tax implications also play favoruably to the leasing decision.
Are there any disadvantages to lease financing? We don’t really call them disadvantages, but there is no perfect holy grail for business financing, and when you lease you should understand of course the agreement is non cancellable, might have miscellaneous admin fees attached to the transaction, and on occasion a down payment or first and last months payment might be required for credit reasons.
So, whats next then? If you want to meet your equipment leasing finance needs seek companies that are your best partner for asset size, your firms credit quality, and suited to your geographical needs. Don’t have a lot of time to investigate the process? Simply speak to a trusted, credible and experience Canadian business financing advisor who will work throughout the process with you, successfully.