Guide to Equipment Leasing 

Equipment leasing – big decisions for small business owners
The small business owner has to be a jack of all trades – and master of many of them. Cashflow management is one of those essential skills and when it comes to purchasing expensive assets, there are serious decisions to be made. A major outlay will have a direct impact on your cashflow – but maybe there’s a different way. Have you considered leasing through a small business expert like GRENKE? 

Buying and maintaining equipment is expensive and there’s always the fear of hidden costs or that it will become obsolete when a newer version comes out. Leasing can protect you from those situations and allow you to stay on top of these updates and trends.   

Leasing offers advantages like regular set monthly payments spread over a long period of time, rather than a once-off outlay. Many commercial equipment leases also include service agreements or options which offer peace of mind and security.

At the end of the lease, you can choose either to renew the lease, return the asset or buy it. Often there’s an option to upgrade the piece of equipment during the lifetime of the lease. That makes leasing a good choice for equipment that regularly needs upgrading. 

You do have to pay interest on a lease so this needs to be taken into consideration. Leasing can be more expensive than buying equipment outright in the short term – but in the long term, the spread-out payments can compensate for that by helping your cash flow.

Equipment leasing can be used for all sorts of expensive equipment which your business needs – machinery, computers, or other technology for example. 

When you’re faced with a major purchasing decision, always ask yourself if you really have to buy that piece of equipment outright. Maybe you don’t, maybe there’s a better choice, one that a financial solutions provider like GRENKE can help you make. 

Talk to GRENKE today!


As one of the leading financial service providers in the Irish market, GRENKE’s slogan is ‘Fast, Forward, Finance’. GRENKE offers entrepreneurs fast and flexible financial solutions through a range of services including leasing and invoice finance. We match the perfect financial solution to your unique business needs, from small businesses to large enterprises.

Over the last 40 years, GRENKE has provided leasing to numerous styles of businesses and organisations; sole traders, partnerships, public and private limited companies, associations and organisations, medical, health, and educational providers, municipalities, public hospitals, semi-state institutions, Government bodies and so much more. 

Our expertise and strong market position are no coincidence. If you are a business owner looking for financial solutions in Ireland or advice on fast and flexible financing, talk to a GRENKE Account Manager today.