Equipment Leasing - A Better Financing Alternative


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In today's highly competitive markets, where managing finances is a major concern for most businesses, equipment leasing comes as a valuable financing alternative. In the past, businesses often chose to purchase equipment as and when required for their growth. However, this had the effect of tying up capital and limiting expansion. However due to the tremendous benefits associated with heavy equipment leasing, it is fast becoming the preferred option.

Here are just a few of the benefits:

First of all, by opting for equipment leasing instead of buying it outright, you can free up enormous sums of money which would have otherwise gone into buying the equipment. Thus, heavy equipment leasing helps to increase the cash flow in your business.

Secondly, leasing is categorized as an operating expense for your business and may not fall into the same debt classification as do certain other types of loans. As a result, your balance sheet liability may be reduced and thus the asset-to-liability ratio of your business improves.

This in turn translates into stronger financial statements, which increases the borrowing capacity of your business. (Please don't take this as accounting advice. I am not an accountant, so be sure to consult a qualified accountant before making any financial or accounting decision. )

Finally, with equipment leasing, you have the option of getting a seasonal lease. Thus, if you have a seasonal business, where profits are greater at certain times of the year as opposed to others, you can opt to make higher lease payments at such times.

This reduces the financial burden on your business and ensures that repayment does not suffer.

With all of the benefits that leasing provides, it is no small wonder that its popularity is growing by leaps and bounds. Check into lease alternatives before you make your next equipment purchase. You may well be glad you did!

Timothy Anderson writes for Read more Heavy Equipment Leasing articles at


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