Plan Your Growth
How Big Do You Want to Be?
Sooner or later, your equipment will need to be replaced. More likely than not, you will want to grow your business by adding new and exiting things to your rental business.
If you set aside a certain amount of money each month for expansion/replacement equipment, when that great deal comes along, you won't have to worry about whether or not you have room on the credit card.
Winter is a great time for true deals as the manufacturers get less orders. Many will give you a discount and/or allow you to order now for a future delivery date. Why is this good? Well, more likely than not, you want your equipment in the spring. So does everyone else. Manufacturer's lead times typically go out to 2 months or more as the spring orders start to come in.
It's pretty bad to have your new units rented out already and then have them not ship on time. Plan early for your new equipment! Most manufacturers' new styles are ready for the IAPPA show in November and whether you go to the show or not, you can be pretty sure that the new stuff is in their catalogs and orders are going in. December is a great time to place an order and set your delivery date for the spring.