Today, we’re continuing our series of podcast shorts with our fourth episode, looking at how to plan for rising interest rates.

(You can find our first episode on the credit evaluation process here, the second episode on the benefits of pre-qualification here, and the third episode on the top 10 reasons businesses lease and finance equipment here.)

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The Service and Utility Truck Industry is a valuable one. Service trucks not only help you and your crews work safely and efficiently, it allows you to take your workshop on the road leaving the door for opportunity wide open. So, let’s take a look at how to offer service truck financing and leasing more easily to your customers.

Why Offer Service Truck Financing through SLS Financial?

We know the marketplace well, giving us a proper perspective on flexibility. After 30 years, we have come to find that service trucks are valuable assets for their owners, superior collateral for us, and their owners are hard-working folks who appreciate a solid partnership when it comes to doing business. Furthermore, we think our uncomplicated and transparent processes, tenured staff, and competitive programs meet most borrowers’ objectives.

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Supporting our Great Industry!  

  • American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers
  • National Equipment Finance Association

Did you know that the Commercial Lending Industry exceeds well over 1 Trillion Dollars? SLS Financial, and our family of companies, is proud to be a part of this important & growing economic segment. To that, we support and derive benefits from two outstanding associations.

American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (AACFB)

http://aacfb.org/home

SLS Financial is an ongoing Sponsor of the association. http://aacfb.org/aboutus/sponsors

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Perhaps the first question to be asked is … Should you offer financing to your customers?

The Answer: Sears, Ford, and nearly every end-user durable-goods sales organization has proven that financing does indeed increase sales. In fact,

Financing is the undisputed key to more equipment sales ~

If you make your equipment easier to pay for, more people will buy it. But…

Only 9% of all commercial equipment sales teams lead with a payment.

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We wrote a whole article called The Undisputed Key to More Equipment Sales regarding the evidence that if you offer financing, and lead with a payment, you’re setting yourself up for success with your equipment sales. If you haven’t read that article yet, we highly recommend checking it out before we move forward…

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We live in a digital age. The moving signs that were found in old sci-fi movies are becoming more commonplace every day. I guess sometimes movies can predict the future (check out #11). That being said, isn’t the future a great place to be? The best part is, not only are these signs cool-looking. They’re effective. Check out this article looking at the ROI increase associated with digital signage. Whether we’re talking digital billboards, or signs displaying video right outside your business promoting your products and services, digital signage is here to stay. What better way to get a boost for your business than by procuring your own LED signage? I mean, come on… These things pay for themselves! How you ask?

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You’ve probably seen these bad boys driving cautiously next to you piled up with fragile items and furniture on the inside, and a fact or two on the outside… Seriously, those U-Haul trucks are like a rolling, real-world Wikipedia. You know what facts they won’t tell you? How to get financing or leasing for box trucks for your business. Since you’re here at this very moment, it appears as though those facts would be pretty helpful right about now… Well never fear, we’ll be your Wikipedia (wow, sometimes you just utter phrases that would make no sense 20 years ago). Let’s get started.

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Today, we’re continuing our series of podcast shorts with our third episode, looking at the top 10 reasons that businesses lease and finance equipment.

(You can find our first episode on the credit evaluation process here, and the second episode on the benefits of pre-qualification here)

Throughout this series, we’ll be covering bite-sized topics that will help you better understand our values and our processes, as well as tips that will help you make better decisions during your periods of growth, or equipment acquisitions. If you have any topics you would like us to cover in the future, don’t hesitate to reach out. My contact information can be found at the bottom of this post.

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Chances are you landed here because there isn’t a whole lot of other dedicated information out there for Telehandler Financing and Leasing… We were surprised too! Where’s the love, people? Well don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. In fact, take a look at the first picture on our homepage… we’ve got a telehandler sitting right there! If that doesn’t say, “we’re on the same page” I don’t know what does.

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It’s construction season again… Some of us in the Kansas City office can attest to that with the closing of the Buck O’Neil Bridge on the northern side of the city. Let’s just say our navigation skills to and from work are getting a little better during the bridge construction… I’m personally choosing the scenic route. We’ve heard from our vendors and customers across the country that construction is picking up in their neck of the woods too, whether that means new buildings, subdivisions, or homes. With all of these projects picking up, there are plenty of opportunities for construction contractors to get new work.

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When it went into effect on January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made the most significant changes to business tax law in more than three decades. While there are wide-ranging ramifications of these changes across all businesses, including permanently reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, there are several aspects of the new code that specifically impact capital equipment acquisitions and finance transactions.

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