Canadian business owners and financial managers continually are searching for the best equipment financing structures for their asset acquisitions. Commercial equipment lease solutions offer the benefits those business owners are looking for. The only challenge of course if to navigate the minefield of knowing who to deal with, what criteria are required to get approved, and what rates and structures and overall terms best suit your firms needs .
Asset acquisition of new equipment is one of the most logical ways of staying ahead of the competition and technology curve – whether your firm is in the high tech industry or at the opposite end of the spectrum as one of our clients are, manufacturing nails for the lumber industry and selling into big box stores .
Not only are those asset acquisitions expensive, they run the risk of utilizing too much of your valuable working capital and cash flow. You want the benefits of use of the asset, but not the inherent ownership risks – that’s why leasing has always been the most valuable method of acquiring assets for your business.
The benefits of lease financing are often touted – they seem quite logical – you have minimal cash outlay, you are working within defined operating budgets, and if you are savvy about constructing your lease properly you can avoid the issue of asset obsolescence, which is the greatest fear of many business owners – they don’t want to outlay significant cash and working capital for assets that will be obsolete and not relevant to their business model.
Many clients tell us that both their accountants and lawyers recommend lease financing solutions for all those reasons, they also point out the equipment financing can , with a properly prepared business case and application, be prepared in days .
As we pointed out previously the benefits of lease financing and commercial equipment acquisitions (whether it be computers or plant equipment) are significant. The everyday business challenge is simply – “”How do I effect this type of solution? Who can I talk to for advice in rates, terms and structures?””
We recommend that all clients speak to a trusted, credible and experienced commercial equipment financing specialist who can guide them thru the minefield of Canadian lease financing. By properly preparing your financial statements and business application, and being very focused on the type of lease you want (there are two types – capital and operating) you can achieve the benefits you want in a very short period of time. We have not really discussed that quite often equipment financing is the only alternative to bank term loan financing, and understanding the benefits and requirements of each of those proposed solutions requires solid advice and guidance .
Focus on cash flow, benefits of the asset acquisition, and the structure and payment terms that will allow your firm to increase revenue and profits. That’s the definition of solid commercial equipment lease solution financing in Canada.