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    7 Tips to Get Your Athletic Equipment Lease Application Approved

    Posted by Ramona Mutter

    Aug 24, 2017 4:00:00 AM

    Guest Blog Post Authored By: Ramona Mutter, Senior Manager, Credit Operations

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    Make sure your lease application is accepted by following these seven recommendations.

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    Topics: Leasing, Financing

    How to Increase Sales with Leasing

    Posted by Lee Prefontaine

    Feb 2, 2017 4:01:00 AM

    Guest Blog Post Authored By: Lee Prefontaine, trailer sales store manager with Flaman Trailers.

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    Lee Prefontaine is a Trailer Sales Store Manager with Flaman Trailers in Saskatoon.

    Together, with the rest of the Flaman Trailers team, Lee helps Canadians from Alberta to Manitoba get the trailers and haulers they need to make transportation a breeze.

    Every business needs equipment, but it’s a major investment and it’s common to see customers pivot, wide eyed, out of your showroom after seeing the price tag. That’s sticker shock, and it’s not that your equipment isn’t worth its value; it’s that customers aren’t willing to part with their precious cash.

    So how do you convert shoppers wary about paying one lump sum payment into customers pining for your equipment? The answer is pretty simple: make the purchase painless.

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    Topics: Leasing, Financing

    Turn Your Equipment into Cash with an Equipment Leasing Sale-Leaseback

    Posted by Mathieu LeFebvre

    Dec 29, 2016 4:01:00 AM

    Guest Blog Post Authored By: Mathieu LeFebvre, Account Manager, National Leasing.

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    Strap into the DeLorean, punch it to 88 and go back to a time when your cash flowed freely. When you tackled business opportunities with financial flexibility. When you used that capital to buy equipment your business needed.

    Now, come back to the future. Your equipment is still performing but your purchase has hindered cash flow and you need working capital for your next opportunity.

    Thankfully, you won’t need plutonium to reach your previous levels of cash flow. Instead, you can use an innovative form of financing known as a sale-leaseback.

    A sale-leaseback can turn your existing equipment into liquid assets, making immediate capital available for other investments or upgrades. It also offers competitive financing rates and eliminates some of the risks of ownership.

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    Topics: Leasing, Financing

    Application Period Now Open for the Ontario Sport & Recreation Communities Fund

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Dec 15, 2016 5:10:30 AM

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    With goals of increasing physical activity in Ontario, the province created the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities fund in 2013.  Since the program’s inception, it has supported over 400 projects province-wide, aiding over 425,000 residents in getting involved in physical activity.

    The backbone of the program is predicated on embedding physical literacy as a foundation for lifelong physical activity among individuals of all ages.  In addition to strengthening the community sport and recreation sector by providing training in key areas such as coaching, youth development and volunteer development, the program provides residents with additional opportunities to remain physically active.  This also applies to those who experience barriers to participation and those who might be traditionally less active.

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    Topics: Grants, Financing

    5 Ways Your Business Can Take Advantage of Low Oil Prices with Leasing

    Posted by Cheryl Griffiths

    Dec 8, 2016 4:01:00 AM

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    Guest Blog Post Authored By: Cheryl Griffiths, Account Manager, National Leasing.

    You just experienced the disorientation from Googling “Falling Oil Prices.” Are you any closer to knowing the effect these low prices have on your business? Probably not since no one knows what the exact outcomes of the price drop will be. 

    Suggested Reading: Why oil prices keep falling

    Falling oil prices will be a benefit to some businesses and a loss for others. Companies that rely on the energy industry may be hit hard, while other companies driven by consumer spending could see a sales jump thanks to increased disposable income.

    Leasingcan ease the negative financial impact from falling oil prices or help capitalize on a sales increase. Let’s take a look at five ways leasing will help you take advantage of a decrease or increase in sales.

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    Topics: Leasing, Financing

    The Complete Guide to Athletic Equipment Leasing

    Posted by Michael Dubowec

    Nov 17, 2016 4:02:00 AM

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    Guest Blog Post Authored By: Michael Dubowec, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, National Leasing

    Equipment leasing is a valuable tool that all business owners should keep in their toolbox.

    It’s an alternative to purchasing or traditional financing and has specific benefits that can make it more ideal depending on your situation, industry, and business goals.

    Below, you’ll find our complete guide to leasing. We’ve included a video and FAQ to equip you with everything you’ll need to know for your next equipment lease.

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    Topics: Leasing, Financing

    Everything You Need to Know About an Equipment Leasing Contract

    Posted by Lori Wolstencroft

    Nov 10, 2016 7:30:34 AM

    Guest Blog Post Authored By: Lori Wolstencroft, Director, Business Coordination, National Leasing
    When you’re ready to lease your equipment, you don’t want to spend hours poring over pages of fine print just to make sure you know exactly what you’re signing up for.

    It’s why we try and keep our leasing contract short and simple.


    National Leasing's short and easy-to-understand equipment leasing contract

    Here’s a copy of our contract. Pretty simple, right?

    We have some terms and conditions, too. Although they aren’t as tough to read as those nitty-gritty legal terms you’ll find in your mortgage contract, we understand you might not look them over in your excitement to get equipment. That’s why we’re here to help. Don’t worry; we won’t explain every term and condition. We’ll only answer some of the more common contract questions that customers ask.

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    Topics: Leasing, Financing

    Single Annual Deadlines Instituted for the Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Program

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Oct 27, 2016 5:20:58 AM

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    Every year the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) awards over $130 million in grants to approximately 1,000 public benefit sector organizations and is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations.  This number alone reflects a $20 million increase in available grant funding than what was available just two years ago.

    As the program matures, additional initiatives and program guidelines have been added, removed and simplified.  One such change for 2017 is the streamlining of the grant’s application process.  While the program is still operating under its four main investment streams: Seed, Grow, Capital, and Collective Impact, applicants will now only be required to remember one date when it comes to application deadlines.  Moving to a one-deadline-per-year system mirrors other successful initiatives such as the Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Ontario Arts Council.

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    Topics: Grants, Financing

    Exploring Your End of Lease Opportunities

    Posted by Imelda Baldo

    Oct 20, 2016 5:49:04 AM

    Guest Blog Post Authored By: Imelda Baldo, Senior Lease Expiry Coordinator, National Leasing.

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    Getting new equipment is exciting. The first thing on your mind is how your new toy will help grow your business, but you may not consider what happens at the end of your lease.

    After all, that’s months or years from now. But with some planning, your end of lease choice could complement your business’s present financial situation.

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    Topics: Leasing, Financing

    Your Equipment Leasing, Buying, And Borrowing Checklist

    Posted by Ken Cavanan

    Sep 22, 2016 4:43:00 AM

    Guest Blog Post Authored By: Ken Canavan, Account Manager for National Leasing.


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    After all, your choice will affect your cash flow, line of credit and future equipment upgrade needs.

    Rather than darting from online financial resource to resource, we’ve created a checklist to help weigh your acquisition options so you can choose the best option that matches your financing needs.

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    Topics: Leasing, Financing

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