Category Archives: Vendor Financing

Sellers of equipment, vehicles, and software… pay attention

Soft Cost Financing – Training

True story: Once, at a trade show, I was talking to the owner of a regional retail/service chain (12 stores in all, plus a small warehouse) about soft cost financing. We got to talking about “training”, because that’s one of the soft costs that a good equipment financing company will finance. He told me he bought a fairly… Read More »

Soft Cost Financing – Maintenance Agreements

One of the better ways to protect your investment on a piece of equipment is to purchase a maintenance agreement for it. This is especially true if your equipment is expensive, and/or it’s really needed for your company to operate. We’ve become somewhat conditioned as a society to resist certain add-ons. This usually comes into play at the… Read More »

Using Section 179 to Sell More – Part 1

As you can tell from reading here, I’m pretty excited about Section 179 being raised to one million dollars. It’s a huge boost for companies, and to me, makes complete sense. Because when you allow a full tax deduction for equipment purchases, more companies will buy equipment – it’s really that simple. And that helps everyone – buyers… Read More »

Using Equipment Financing to Sell More Equipment

One thing that’s always interested me is using equipment financing to help close sales. I see this up close, because besides offering financing directly to end users, my company also works with equipment manufacturers and distributors, providing financing to their customers (so when you look to buy a new widget and see “financing offered” on the manufacturer’s website,… Read More »

November 2014 and Section 179

I wish I had better news to report in terms of Section 179’s limits. But I don’t. It looks like we’re going to ride the year out with a $25,000 maximum deduction. Yes, there could be a post midterm election surprise, but time is running out, and congress has never been known to act speedy. In fact, “time”… Read More »