Venture Leasing: Startup Financing On the Rise

 
According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers, investment by institutional venture capitalists in startups grew from less than $3.0 billion at the beginning of the 1990's to over $106 billion in 2000. Although venture capital volume has retreated significantly since the economic "bubble" years of the late 1990's, the present volume of around $ 19 billion per year still represents a substantial rate of growth. Venture capitalists will fund more than 2,500 high growth startups in the U. S. this year....
 

Ten Equipment Leasing Tips - Save a Bundle on Your Next Lease

 
According to the Equipment Leasing Association ("ELA"), U. S. businesses lease every thing from laptop computers to commercial airplanes, racking up more than $ 200 billion in equipment leased each year. Although four out of five U. S. companies use leasing to acquire equipment, many don't know the ins and outs of leasing well enough to negotiate a good deal. By focusing on a few key aspects of the lease transaction, you can save a bundle on your next lease and eliminate potential aggravation....
 

Interim Rent: Equipment Leasing's Trap Door

 
What is Interim Rent? Interim rent, also known as stub rent, is the rent that a lessor charges a lessee from the time the lessee accepts the leased equipment until the official lease start date. Most leases start on the first day of the month following equipment acceptance. In a lease with monthly payments, interim rent is calculated as follows: multiply the number of days in the interim period by the monthly payment amount and divide the product by 30. In the extreme case, interim rent can add almost a full periodic payment to the lease....
 

The Leverage of the Lease

 
In today's rapidly changing business environment it makes sense to consider all the options before paying for your business equipment - whether it's a photocopier, computer system, computer hardware or software, telephone system, security equipment, office furniture or anything else. Many business people will give great consideration to the actual purchase, getting quotes from different suppliers and considering different choices. When it comes to paying, however, they simply pay cash or use bank finance without fully exploring the available options....
 

The Lease And Purchase Option

 
If you have an investment property, should you rent it or sell it? The answer to that question is that you should do both. If you have lots of time on your hands and are handy with tools, you can choose to rent out your property. However, if you have several properties for rent, maintaining them can consume lots of your time. You can choose to hire someone else to maintain your properties, but it cost you money. And higher expenses mean lower profits. In addition to investing your time, finding good tenants for your properties is not easy....
 

Smart Car Leasing for Beginners

 
Car leasing is extremely popular because it provides an attractive method of driving an automobile that you might not otherwise afford. It allows you to make lower monthly payments than with traditional car purchase loans. About one out of every four vehicles driven by automotive consumers in the United States are leased. But leasing is not for everyone. You should take the time to learn about leasing, and be sure it's right for you before making a decision. What is Leasing While a purchase loan is a method of financing the ownership of a vehicle, leasing is a method of financing the use of a vehicle for a specified time period....
 

Equipment Leasing Blunders That Can Cost Your Firm a Mint

 
Like McHenry's employer, thousands of U. S. companies lease equipment each year, many of them without careful attention to potential blunders. Rod McHenry became victim to one possible pitfall, but there are several areas deserving careful attention. Falling For the Lowest Rate One potential pot-hole facing many would-be lessees is basing their lease decision solely on the lowest monthly payment. Even on the face of it, making a decision based on the monthly payment makes little sense. First, these amounts give only a partial picture of total lease pricing....
 

Lease Contracts - The Meaning of Joint and Several

 
When you see the phrase "joint and several" in alegal document or contract it means that that the partieson one side of the agreement are responsible individuallyand collectively for the terms of the agreement. Example: In the case of two tenants signing a lease agreement,"joint" means they are jointly responsible for the rent. "Several" means that their joint relationship is severed. In a contract it indicates that they have agreed that they are also responsible individually for the rent. If one does not pay his/her share of the rent the other is responsible for the entire amount....
 

Venture Leasing - A Smarter Way To Build Enterprise Value

 
In 2003, venture capitalists and investors dispensed over $18 billion to promising young U. S. companies, according to VentureOne and Ernst & Young Quarterly Venture Capital Report. Less documented and reported is venture leasing's activity and volume. This form of equipment financing contributes greatly to the growth of U. S. start-ups. Yearly, specialty leasing companies pour hundreds of millions of dollars into start-ups, permitting savvy entrepreneurs to achieve the biggest 'bang for their buck' in financing growth....
 

Leases And Tenants - The Spooky Tenant

 
You, Mr. Landlord are pleased to find qualified tenants for your rental house. The man and woman sign a one-year lease on Tuesday. On Thursday the male tenant contacts you and says they have changed their minds because his girlfriend thinks she sees "dead people" in the bathroom. He expects you to cancel the lease! What do you do, hire an exorcist? No, you smile and softly explain... "Listen Bub, thatwas a legal contract you signed. It binds bothof us to everything printed on those sheets ofpaper....
 
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