There are no shortage of equipment leasing calculators available on the web today. A Google search on the topic yields over 300,000 results. Direct Capital’s recently released iPhone app even has a calculator for those on the go.
In looking at how we could go beyond the simple calculator and provide something of value to the small business owner, we backed up to an earlier step in the process. Before you need a calculator, you need to know what kind of financing programs you might qualify for. Of course the most accurate way to do this is still to speak to a finance manager or fill out a financing application. However, we know that many business owners want an easier way to start the process without contacting someone or making application yet.
The result of this analysis was the development of the Financial Grader. This is a free tool that allows you to enter in whatever scenario is appropriate for your situation and find out what financing programs you could be eligible for. If you want to take the next step and get approved, the free application lets you do that also.
So, take the financial grader for a test drive and let us know what you think.