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Maximizing Business Potential with Equipment Financing

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Introduction to Equipment Financing

Equipment financing can provide an excellent alternative source of capital or a flexible alternative to cash when acquiring business-critical assets and equipment.

How Does Equipment Financing Work?

Equipment financing is obtaining a loan or lease to acquire necessary business equipment or leveraging existing unencumbered equipment. Equipment types can range from vehicles and manufacturing machinery to IT equipment and office fixtures. By spreading the costs over a longer time period based on the equipment’s useful life, a business can optimize for cash flow management and operational efficiency.

Advantages of Equipment Financing

Preserving Cash Flow

Allows businesses to maintain liquidity and use capital for other high-return investments. Companies can keep their cash reserves for unforeseen expenses or opportunities by avoiding large upfront payments.

Access to Capital

If a business owns equipment and has no debt on it, a Lender might be willing to use the equipment as collateral for a loan.

Access to Latest Technology

Equipment financing enables businesses to access the latest technology and equipment, ensuring they stay competitive. This is especially important in industries where technology evolves rapidly, such as IT and healthcare.

Flexible Payment Terms

Equipment financing offers flexible payment options, often with low initial expenses and 100% financing. This flexibility benefits businesses in growth mode, saving cash for strategic acquisitions instead of tying it up in depreciating assets.

Tax Benefits

Equipment financing can provide tax advantages. Lease payments can often reduce tax liability and be structured to qualify as an operating lease for financial reporting purposes. Additionally, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment financed during the tax year.

Equipment Loan vs. Equipment Leasing

Understanding the Difference

There are two primary forms of equipment financing: loans and leases. With an equipment loan, you purchase the equipment and own it outright after the loan term. Leases, on the other hand, involve paying for the use of the equipment without ownership, often with options to buy at the end of the lease term.

Which One to Choose?

The decision between leasing and loaning equipment depends on several factors, including your company's financial situation, the type of equipment needed, and how often you plan to upgrade. Leasing might be more suitable for quickly outdated equipment, like computers, while loans could be more beneficial for long-term, durable machinery.

The Impact on Business Growth

Facilitating Business Expansion

Equipment financing is a strategic tool that can propel business growth, enhance operational efficiency, or serve as collateral for a loan against existing equipment. If you're considering equipment financing for your business, Morewood Funding offers tailored solutions to meet your needs.

To discuss equipment financing options or any other type of business/real estate funding, contact Morewood Funding at 917-561-7074 or visit our website at Morewood Funding. Let us help you harness the power of equipment financing to achieve your business goals and maximize your potential.

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