Benefits of Leasing for Your Small Business

Here’s the scenario:

You own a small café, you’ve been open for just over a year and business is booming. You’ve just received favourable reviews in the local press and food bloggers can’t stop raving and tweeting about your unique eats. You’d love to be able to expand your business by investing in new kitchen equipment, but your current budget doesn’t allow for this purchase. What do you do?

Here’s the solution:

Finance your kitchen equipment using leasing. In previous blog posts we talked about the type of assets Bluestone can lease, including kitchen equipment, but we haven’t really focused on the benefits that leasing can bring to your business.

The most obvious advantage of leasing over cash is that there is no large cash outlay upfront. Why should you pay upfront for assets that can only provide a return on your investment over time and depreciate in value?

Here are some other great benefits of leasing:

  • Major Tax Benefits – Lease payments are fully tax deductible for private organisations.
  • Ease of Budgeting- Your payments are fixed throughout the term of your lease which allows for easy and more accurate budget projections.
  • Ease of Decision Making- You can make investment decisions based on your needs not your budget constraints.
  • Make Your Capital Work For You- Now that your cash isn’t locked away in depreciating assets you can use it elsewhere for higher returns.
  • Flexibility- Leases are totally flexible. You can determine the term, frequency of payment and the structure to suit your exact needs.
  • Manage obsolescence- Leasing helps you refresh your assets strategically so, for example, technology assets never face redundancy and you always have the latest equipment.
  • VAT – Leasing allows you to spread the cost of VAT which is paid in instalments rather than as a lump sum upfront.
  • Turnkey Solution-Leasing allows you to build all of your costs into the lease to maximise your benefits even further.

If you’re interested in finding out more how leasing can benefit your business, please get in touch with us on 01924 248 800 or email us at info@bluestoneleasing.com

Office Interior Trends at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

This year’s Clerkenwell Design Week took place from May 19th to 21st and Bluestone Leasing’s interiors team was delighted to attend.

It was great for us to catch up with old friends and partners and view the latest trends in office interiors.

Here’s a run-down of our favourite trends showcased this year:

Colourful, Textured Fabric Accessories

Colourful fabrics and cushions can be used to add a whimsical touch to otherwise staid or traditional customer seating areas. We love these designs from Lucy Clive and Wallace Sewell: 

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Unique cushions and throws by Lucy Clive

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A colourful cushion stack courtesy of Wallace Sewell

Retro Inspired Furniture

Re-issued and mid-century reproduction furniture design was all the rage.

Vitra’s Prouvé RAW office edition showcased reissued classic pieces by Jean Prouvé like this sleek desk below.

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Vitra Prouvé RAW desk

While Cassina Re-issued key pieces by design legend Le Corbusier to celebrate 50 years of iconic furniture design.

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Cassina LC5 three-seater sofa

Herman Miller rounded out this trend by mixing retro styling with its signature focus on modern comfort via its 1950’s influenced Jetty collection.

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Herman Miller Jetty armchair

Ergonomic Furniture

Ergonomic furniture is a trend that’s here to stay. A comfortable, functional workspace increases employee productivity and Steelcase and Staverton showcased office solutions with employees in mind.

Steelcase’s Brody range of ergonomic workspaces feature a privacy screen to help workers maintain focus and feature a footrest and adaptive seating to allow each worker to create a comfortable personalised work environment.

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Steelcase’s Brody Workstation

Meanwhile height adjustable desks from Staverton’s SOS range allow employees to switch between sitting and standing desk options for their comfort.

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Staverton’s SOS desk

Are you thinking about using this year’s trends to transform your workspace? If so, Bluestone can help. We’ve been providing finance for interior projects since 1996 and have both the experience and expertise to deliver a solution to suit the exact needs of our customers. If you’re interested in leasing your interior project check out our website at www.bluestoneleasing.com or give our interiors team a call on 01924 248 800.