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Why should you lease your equipment?

Leasing is the right choice!
Leasing is one of the fastest growing ways of acquiring equipment in business today. Recent surveys found that 80% of U.S. businesses, from Fortune 500 to the local family business, lease some portion of their equipment. A growing business often faces the dilemma of limited cash flow and the need to add equipment. Leasing can put the equipment to work for you with real cash flow advantages and without major capital investment. We can lease virtually any type of equipment, including software and installation.

Low monthly payments
The monthly lease payment will usually be lower than the payment required by other methods of financing.

No need to tie up capital
Keep your business' cash for future needs, unexpected expenses or working capital when revenues are low.

You can always lease equipment – you can't lease money!
Most types of financing require down payments of up to 25%, whereas leasing covers 100% of the cost of the equipment. Most leases require only one or two payments in advance. Get immediate use of the equipment with minimal up-front cost.

Preserve existing lines of credit
Leasing has no impact on your bank credit lines. Protect your borrowing power for other business needs or opportunities.

Eliminate obsolescence
Technology is changing at a rapid fire pace. What meets your business' needs today may be obsolete three years from now. Leasing allows you the flexibility to maintain a competitive edge by giving you today's best technology then allowing you to upgrade when the equipment has outlived its advantage.

Fixed payments through the term of the lease
Unlike bank lines of credit that usually have variable rates, lease payments are fixed no matter what happens in the market. By choosing to lease you won't be a victim of skyrocketing interest rates. Remember the 80's when rates rose from 9% to over 20% in one year? That can't happen with leasing.

Significant tax and accounting advantages
Leasing eliminates the need for complicated depreciation schedules since lease payments are generally line item expenses on your P&L statement. And since lease payments can usually be treated as a pre-tax business expense you may even reduce your taxes. Paying cash for equipment automatically adds 30-40% to the cost when you realize that cash = profits and taxes are paid on profits. Leasing is the right choice! It minimizes demands on cash flow, eliminates obsolescence, keeps your bank lines open, saves on taxes and shelters you from the market

***Always consult with your tax advisor before executing any lease transactions***

 

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