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The Secret to the Success of Family Firms

Posted by equilease_admin on February 23, 2017


Like virtually anything in life, business principles shift over time. With few exceptions, wise strategy one year can be poor the next. When you are on the clock—as most short-tenured CEOs are—conventional thinking is a sound approach. Move the business forward. Achieve short-term goals. Match prior performance. Deliver immediate gains.  Read Mo‪re...

Lease Financing for Whirlpool Brewing System

Posted by equilease_admin on February 22, 2017

whirlpool brewing system financing

One of our Latest Deals: WHIRLPOOL 20 BBL Brewing System $95,000 @ 60 months. Equilease worked with an enterprising nano-brewery based in Ontario to obtain a turnkey brewing system for their growing operation. Our client specializes in small batch craft beer infused with unique flavours and an abundance of personality.

About Our Vendor: The Criveller Group is one of the oldest suppliers of processing, bottling, and labeling equipment in North America. They’re recognized for high-quality equipment as well as their technical expertise and design services. Criveller projects are found coast to coast and encompass the microbrewery and winery sector as well as apple cider production facilities, distilleries, pasta sauce production facilities, blending and metering systems for vodka production, tanks and packaging solutions to the bottled water industry and olive oil production. They do it all and they do it exceptionally well.

Equilease provides financing for all makes and models of brewing equipment from all dealers. Call 1-800-463-2081 to see how easy it is to lease equipment with us!

The Top Tech Trends That Will Influence Businesses in 2017

Posted by equilease_admin on February 21, 2017

The top tech trends that will influence businesses in 2017

With the start of the New Year, most savvy leaders make sure to carve out time for reflection and taking stock of their business. During this time, it’s equally important to look ahead and identify the upcoming trends likely to impact how you position your company for success.

Customers expect organizations to be at the forefront of innovation, regardless of the products or service they provide. If you’re not looking towards emerging technologies in the pipeline, you’re missing out on a crucial opportunity to drive your business forward, even if you don’t consider yourself a tech company. These days, all companies will be significantly impacted. Read Mo‪re...

How To Write Off Business Travel and Not Trigger Red Flags at Canada Revenue Agency

Posted by equilease_admin on February 17, 2017

How to write off business travel and not trigger red flags at Canada Revenue Agency

In his 23 years as an accountant, Frank Jasek has been asked by clients "more than once" whether they can write off gambling expenses in Las Vegas (no, even if they are with a client). And ditto for escort services, even though they're legal in the state of Nevada.

Business travel is one expense category that attracts a second look from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), mainly because there's potential for personal benefit, says Jasek, a partner with tax and accounting firm Prapavessis Jasek in Toronto. As a result, he says, in recent years, the CRA has homed in closer on those writing off business travel expenses.

Red flags for the tax man. The CRA uses sophisticated algorithms to suss out expenses that seem out of whack. “It’s all about percentages,” says Jasek. “When we look at clients’ expense reports, if we see more than 10 per cent allocated to travel, we ask about it. That’s a lot.” Read Mo‪re...

Canada’s Richest People 2017: The Complete Top 100 Ranking

Posted by equilease_admin on February 16, 2017


This is the complete Canadian Business ranking of the 100 wealthiest individuals and families in Canada, including details on their net worth, the companies they control, their overall asset mix and more. Read Mo‪re...

Former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Wendel Clark on Leading Under Pressure

Posted by equilease_admin on February 3, 2017

Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Wendel Clark on leading under pressure

“It’s all about carrying yourself with confidence. On the ice, if you dictate the play, you skate away from the scrum when you want to. You call the shots.”

You joined the NHL as a hot prospect—the No. 1 pick in the 1985 entry draft. Was that a lot of pressure out of the gate?

There was general pressure, yes, but I think players put more pressure on themselves than what comes from the outside. When you’re a rookie at 18, there’s so much excitement that it outweighs some of the pressure.

Have you developed any tricks to keep stress in check over the years?

I think the most important thing is recognizing what you can control and what you can’t. On the ice, you can compete and work as hard as you can. Off the ice, you can control how well you get along with your teammates and the atmosphere in the dressing room. But you can’t really control something like the media, so why worry about it? Throw your energy at the things you can control. Read Mo‪re...

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