Tag Archives: equipment finance

So What Does Equipment Financing Pre-Approval Mean?

My last post introduced our new tool for a self-assessment / pre-qualification for equipment financing. And while pre-approval is indeed a common phrase, we, like almost all lenders, do not actually approve any deal before seeing all of the details, regardless of any pre-approval status (plus, we procedurally buy the equipment for you, so the collateral part needs… Read More »

The Perfect Time to Improve Your Business

In my last post, I reported that small business optimism is at an all-time high. And now I want to discuss a point that all businesses should take into consideration during this excellent wave of optimism and confidence. It’s pretty obvious, but it’s always worth repeating:  it’s time to improve your company. Experts will suggest that any time… Read More »

The Section 179 Bomb

Ok, the dust has settled, the holidays are over, and I have some time to discuss Section 179. As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, Section 179 got a big boost from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But I felt like I had to write about all of the major business aspects of the… 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 »

“Equipment as Collateral” – Not always as good as you think

I was asked by a friend about equipment financing and collateral and such, and he remarked “well, your loan is secured by the equipment, right?” And I answered “sometimes”. Which then prompted an explanation (I’m a great conversationalist at the party, aren’t I?) It is true that equipment financing can be similar to automobile financing in terms of… Read More »