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Starting a business is no easy task neither is the process of expanding a growing business.  Equipment are assets that a business needs to have in order to keep its day to day activities going. Business owners have to make a choice whether to purchase equipment or get into hiring agreements because a business will not do without equipment, procurement is a sure thing. When it comes to the purchasing of  business equipment, by that time you already know what type of equipment you are looking for and what follows next is putting down some guidelines in what  will help you chose the equipment with the best features to best serve your needs.

Having found the equipment that you need, it’s almost always the case that there will be several asset financing companies and banks that will want to go into business with you, here you have to choose.  Asset financing does not have to be on hire or leasing terms but if buying is also a good option especially because you get to have ownership but leasing equipment has its advantages too.

The amount of money that the financing company will offer you is dependent on whether the equipment is new or has been used and the type of the equipment, hiring a heavy duty equipment that needs installation and a lot of manpower will not cost you the same as hiring as simple tractor.  In asset or equipment financing, collateral has to be there because the truth of the matter is that sometimes agreements go south and cases of defaulting of payments comes in ,the good thing however is that the business person will get to own the equipment and generate revenue from it all the while. Interest rates of equipment financing will usually range from 8% to 30% because this is small business loans.  Equipment financing companies offer fixed  repayments periods , this is good for the client because it’s easy to plan on how to repay asset financing companies reason being there are no worries about fluctuation of the grace periods.

Used equipment leasing company might have two customers take loans at the same time but when it comes to payment, there will be different repayment periods because there are some determining factors such as  the type of equipment being dealt with and for how long it will serve the client. The depreciation factor of equipment has to be considered as once the asset has been put into use, its value will definitely depreciate and for this reason asset financing companies will establish periods by which the client should settle the loan fully.

Avoiding the many taxes that are tied with purchasing of construction equipment are among benefits that makes a client think twice on whether to purchase or lease. Equipment financing has a lot that one needs to know so it’s important to have done some research done. To read more about the benefits of equipment finance, go to http://finance.wikia.com/wiki/Mortgage_Jargon.

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