If you make a cash payment for
equipment, that money becomes unavailable for other essential business expenses such as wages, stock, or utilities.
Unless your business has ample cash reserves, an upfront purchase of equipment could make it more difficult for your business to meet these operating expenses.
On the flip side, restaurant equipment financing enables you to pay for it in small instalments with the money it helps you make.
This can help your business stay cash flow-positive.
When you pay cash for equipment, there are usually no U-turns allowed.
If the equipment doesn’t live up to expectations, you’ll either have to endure it or sell it (in all likelihood at a big loss) before purchasing another appliance, running down your cash reserves even further.
Rent–Try–Buy, on the other hand, enables you to upgrade the equipment whenever you want to; or, if things don’t go to plan, return it after 12 months without penalty.
Or, if the equipment ticks all your boxes, you can buy it from us at any time.
When you pay cash, the number and calibre of appliances you can buy is limited by your purchasing power — what you can afford at the moment.
In contrast, financing gives you the freedom to acquire all the equipment you need, and premium brands to boot.
This equipment can enhance your business’s efficiency and productivity, elevate the quality of your food and beverages, save you time, and decrease your energy or water expenditure.
Not to mention that the equipment will probably be
more durable and last longer.
Your weekly Rent–Try–Buy payments are considered an
operating expense, so can be fully deducted from your taxable income in the year they’re paid.
In contrast, cash payments for equipment are a capital expense, which normally can’t be deducted in the year it was incurred.
Instead, you claim a deduction for the decline in the equipment’s value each year over its effective life, which can last several years or more.