Even the most experienced business owners have difficulty understanding the relationship between the interest rate and the points or fees associated with their loans. The reality is that the two are directly related in that "points" are nothing more than interest that is charged up front. The actual rate and number of points a borrower pays is largely dictated by the quality of the borrower’s credit. As the credit quality decreases, the interest rate, points and fees increase. This is because these loans are more difficult to fund and pose a greater risk of default to the lender.
If you see advertisements for lenders offering extremely low rates, don't be misled. Most of the time these very low rates refer to the starting rate on an adjustable rate mortgage or graduated payment mortgage. In other cases, the rate advertised may be for a balloon loan. This is a loan where the remaining balance will have to be paid off early. An example of this is called a 30 due in 5. In this type of loan your payments are based on a 30-year term to make them affordable.
Every business has five major components necessary to operate. These are personnel, equipment, housing, products and services, and last but most vital, is capital. It takes capital to get the other four. Business owners often fear banks and commercial finance companies. This fear has its foundation in a lack of lender knowledge. A Business Finance Consultant knows the ways of these lenders and has the contacts to secure financing for virtually any type of a business.
If you are considering a purchase or construction of commercial real estate, we can offer you up to 90% financing whether it's owner/user or strictly an investment. We have access to some of the most aggressive programs in the industry and with loan terms up to 25 years you'll be surprised at how easy owning commercial real estate can be.If you are planning to start a business, your best opportunity to obtain financing may be the assistance offered by a Business Finance Consultant. Through their network they have provided capital for hundreds of start up businesses nationwide.
In addition to the initial cost and obsolescence, leasing your equipment can also provide your business with a substantial tax advantage. While you should always consult with your tax advisor first, most equipment leases can be structured so that you can write off 100% of the annual lease payments. By contrast, current tax laws only allow a business to write off the interest paid on loans. However, because a lease is a rental and the business is only using the equipment, the business can usually write off all of the monthly lease payments just like any other legitimate business expense.
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Leasing helps avoid obsolescence by allowing you to upgrade every few years. In other words, if the equipment appreciates, buy it. If the equipment depreciates, lease it.
Many business owners continue to finance their equipment the "old fashioned" way, through loans, because they don't fully understand the potential benefits of leasing their equipment.