Deb’s Equipment Leasing Blog

Spotty Credit Doesn’t Always Mean The End Of The Story

I had an interesting chat this week with a fellow who installs roof gutters in Saskatchewan. We had originally quoted him a lease payment of $302.00 per month, but after exploring his credit we found many blemishes. And we often see this.  Life happens and sometimes bills get away from …

How Alberta’s Minimum Wage and Lease Rates Can Both Trick You!

In their e-commerce newsletter last week, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce presented a graph that showed Alberta has the second lowest rate for “minimum wage” in the country.

But a second graph showed that because we enjoy a “low tax environment” we actually have the second HIGHEST minimum wage rate …

Fitness Equipment, Should I Buy or Lease It?

Gym Equipment Lease or Buy?

Most gyms allocate an average of 60% of their floor space for strength and cardio equipment. Industry metrics can be helpful in determining the right balance of floor space to use for cardio and strength equipment and there are great tools available online to help you plan your gym space, …

Medical Equipment Financing in Canada: 7 reasons why leasing is probably your best option

Medical and Health Partitioners and Equipment Technicians

Starting a new clinic can require a significant investment in medical and therapeutic equipment, not to mention office furnishings and other supplies.

Medical and health related technology is constantly evolving, inevitably becoming more accurate, safer and effective.

In this new world,  Canada’s public healthcare system and private health clinics are …

Meet Zul!

What you see before you is a Calgary business owner confident in his ability to deliver a superior product because he creates, designs and prints on state of the art equipment. Working in the very competitive “print” industry, Zul understands that second rate, or obsolete equipment will not bring about …

Leasing and Falling Oil Prices

I’ve been asked lately, if I feel the price of oil is going to negatively affect my industry. Well having been in the leasing industry for 26 years and survived at least two recessions, I think I can give you a fairly accurate picture of the two camps that will …

Can you lease security?

Lease-able roll shutters

Having someone break into your business can leave you feeling angry and violated. I know this because it almost happened to us. Years ago, in our Flint Road location, someone broke into our building and was able to enter several businesses. Although they never actually broke into our suite, the …

But I found it on Kijiji!

Can you lease a piece of equipment you find on a website or at an auction such as Ritchie Brothers? What about equipment websites like Iron Planet?

This question often comes up. The answer is yes! However, here are a few thoughts to keep in mind. First you will have …

Why would the government lease equipment?

Equipment leasing for government and organizations

Recently I was asked to quote on a large order of fitness equipment for a local college.   Not only did the procurement officer want to see payments, he also asked what the benefits of leasing would be for a government entity.…

Is Paying Out Your Lease Early a Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Should you buy out your lease?

Leasing your equipment was a great idea. You got the new equipment you needed to work efficiently and out perform competitors. Leasing freed up your cash-flow which allowed you to operate from a power position. It’s been so successful that you now have extra cash on hand, so you can …

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