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Residuals (continued)

In a prior post, I covered the difference between apples and oranges and how oranges taste so much better. Never mind that was on another blog, I did however cover the differences between a lease and a loan, and as promised, I wanted to clarify some of the common residual types. In review: A Lease by definition must… Read More »

I’ll Pay Cash

Expanding on Lack of Capital from an earlier post, the question remains “Why pay cash?” The truth is, while money is “cheap”, paying cash is like digging an early grave. From the bank’s perspective, if a customer has a low 4 figure bank balance and is asking to borrow a moderate 5 figure sum, the applicant will either… Read More »

Well…-Long pause

Trust me, I don’t want to hear a heavy sigh immediatly after I ask “How’s your Credit History?” Technical- Credit is the provision of resources by one party to another party where the second party does not immediately pay the first party for the resources in full, thereby generating a debt, and instead arranges either to pay for… Read More »

Financing a Small Business Start-up

With stats ranging from 50% to 80% of new businesses failing in the first 5 years, how can you increase your chance of survival? Having worked in commercial equipment finance for many years, I have sorted through my fair share of start-up applications. Imagine, if you will, a mountainous eyesore of unprepared hobbyists who are willing to risk… Read More »

Section 179- Letting the Government Pay For Your Stuff

I have gotten some questions regarding my last post on Section 179 Deductions, mostly what types of equipment qualify for the deduction? Technical Excerpt: Section 179 of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. §179), allows businesses to immediately deduct the cost of certain types of property” “Certain types of property”…. there’s the rub… Well the truth is,… Read More »