The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's new "Equipment Finance 101" web site offers information about finance options, including how to select financial products appropriate for one's business.

"The equipment finance industry has always been characterized by its entrepreneurial nature and responsiveness to the needs of its customers," said Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., ELFA president. "Equipment Finance 101 seeks to provide resources and financial information to end-users that is especially important during the downturn in the economy and current credit tightening which naturally puts increased pressure on making financial decisions."

Information available at Equipment Finance 101 includes:
• types of finance products
• a loan/lease comparison
• a glossary of terms
• an analysis to help determine suitable financing options
• fact sheets on industry sectors including transportation, medical, construction energy and others, and
• topical bylined articles, such as "Ten Tips for Strategic Equipment Finance"

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