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How to Lease or Finance Cannabis Equipment

Posted by Rob Misheloff

So...

You're gonna grow dope?

Did you know it's still technically illegal

Your friends probably think you're making money hand over fist...

Unless they also operate a marijuana business.

(Right?)

Lenders won't exactly line up to provide you with financing - but there are a few.

Be prepared for rates on the high side - costs rise with risk, and it's hard to think of a riskier business than growing weed.

P.S. We hear from lots of pre-revenue start-ups that have ridiculous assumptions in their business "plans" ...

....like their CO2 extractor is going to net $100,000 a month... 

...and then are surprised when the payments they are offered are higher than they had planned for. 

Let's have a sober discussion about what real costs are to lease equipment for your "legal" cannabis business. 

 

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Topics: Leasing, Alternative Loans

Should You use Direct Lenders for Equipment Leasing and Financing?

Posted by Rob Misheloff

 

Note:

You may read this article... or if you prefer you may listen to it. 

You may listen by clicking in the box below... or on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher (just search for the "Smarter Business Finance Podcast")

Are you looking for equipment financing for your business?

Or for your customers?

Have you been told…

…that you should work with XYZ company …

…because they are a “direct lender?”

Why is it better to work with a direct lender?

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Topics: Leasing

5 Crucial Steps to Finding the Best Equipment Financing Company (for You)

Posted by Rob Misheloff

 

Have you Googled around for equipment financing?

Seen any jokers proclaiming themselves to be the “#1 Best Equipment Financing Company?”

Who proclaimed them that?

Was there a vote?

Already seems like a company to avoid, doesn’t it?

Let’s talk about how to find the best equipment financing company…

…for you.

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Topics: Leasing

First Time Owner-Operator Financing: The 5 Best Programs

Posted by Rob Misheloff

 

So…

You’re trying to finance your first truck…

It’s a bitch, right?

And…

Finding the information you need to make a decision online?

Good luck with that.

I know what you’re thinking too…

“Are these guys going to screw me on the rates?”

Check this out…

Special Note: There are dozens of programs available for owner operators. Some may be a better fit for you than others. To learn about more programs than are covered in this article, click here 

 PS - Don't feel like reading?

You may also listen to this article by clicking the "play" button below. To download it to your phone, find the Smarter Business Finance Podcast in Itunes, Stitcher or Google Play. 

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Topics: Leasing

The Truth about Boom and Bucket Truck Financing

Posted by Rob Misheloff

 

Quick…

What’s the difference between…

… a lying scumbag finance company…

…and a bucket of spit?

That’s right…

The bucket.

Funny, right?

Wanna know what’s not so funny?

Lying to you about the rates.

Right?

Check this out…

Special Note: If you're in a hurry, and just want to speak to a live person (who will tell you the truth), you may skip all the reading and click here

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Topics: Leasing

Concrete Mixer Truck Financing: Rates, Payments and How to Qualify

Posted by Rob Misheloff

 

So…

Looking online for how to finance a concrete or cement truck?

Yeah.

I know where you’ve been...

Almost like you’ve gotta take a shower now, right?

Ready for the truth yet?

Let’s show you some info you can actually use….

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Topics: Leasing

Used Truck and Trailer Financing: Rates with Good Credit

Posted by Rob Misheloff

 

So…

Time to get another truck (or trailer).

Do you want to buy new…

Or just new to you?

It depends, right?

If you’re financing, will buying used mean higher rates?

(Probably)

Check this out…

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Topics: Leasing

How To Finance a Construction or Contracting Business [New Podcast]

Posted by Rob Misheloff

 

Welcome to episode #6 of the Smarter Business Finance Podcast.

To see all episodes,  visit the main podcast page

You may find this podcast on your phone by going to iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher and searching for "Smarter Business Finance."

If you'd rather read... check out the transcription below...

You may also listen right here, by clicking in the player below:

  


 

 

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Topics: Leasing, Podcast

What is Interim Rent on an Equipment Lease?

Posted by Rob Misheloff

 

 

So, you’re in the middle of leasing equipment for your business.

And, looking at the paperwork, you notice an “extra” amount that you have to pay.

What is this “interim rent” charge?

Many of our customers wonder if it’s just a way to squeeze extra money out of them.

So… is it just a way to juice you for extra money?  

…or is it totally legit?

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Topics: Leasing

How Much Does Printer Leasing Cost?

Posted by Rob Misheloff

 

Are you buying (or selling) printing equipment?

We get lots of calls from copier and/or printer salespeople.

You see…

They don’t get paid unless customers can buy equipment.

That can mean calling dozens of printer leasing companies to find financing for their customers.

Want to know a problem?
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Topics: Leasing

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