Looking For Finance For Lease Equipment ? Which Canadian Business Lease Companies You Should Use

Updated: May 08, 2011

Let's examine why you should consider and equipment lease as a Canadian business financing solution, and then, as importantly , how do you find the right lease companies to work with . (We're assuming you don't have all the time in the world to do this).

If capital was scarce in the past, boy did it become a lot scarcer in the last couple years with all our recessions and global financial implosions. So therefore for that reason alone it probably makes sense to lease business equipment and other assets.

But lets be clear first on ensuring you understand how the benefits of leasing clearly at the same time restrict you in a certain manner - simply speaking it will probably cost you a bit more ,and while an owned asset can be sold you clearly cant sell a leased asset . But we always seem to come back to ' cash is king, and your ability to acquire an expensive, yet revenue and profit producing asset via a monthly payment you can afford makes sense most of the time.

What factors should you consider when you assess your lease vs. buy transaction, even way before you determine which business lease companies you will utilize? You should focus on the following: what will the asset be worth and will it be still useful at the end of a lease term, what the best pricing is and overalls structure you can achieve, and finally, what tax and balance sheet benefits might come out of your finance for lease decision.

Let's use a real world example - Computers. They certainly have very short productive lives based on changing technology. So your decision is really as follows : If you think a 100k computer system will last 5 years should you pay cash or would it be better to pay 2000/mo or 24k per annum to lease this type of asset .

First of all we haven't met a computer that's lasted 5 years !!,, but putting that aside you can see how cash outflows and monthly payment analysis play a key role in your overall decision .In our case the computer doesn't really generate profits or cash flow . Remember the old saying ‘the bottom line is on the bottom of the income statement, not at the top of the balance sheet!

So let's agree you have made the decision to finance business equipment or assets. Now what?

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