A startup bakery or baking business will need a good amount of capital to purchase bakery equipment. One of the biggest tips for avoiding a lot of initial cash payout for a business is to lease the stuff you need for baking, such as industrial ovens and related gear. Knowing about some of the common key terms for leasing bakery equipment can help a new bakery get on its feet. Qualifying If a business needs cash on hand to lease or buy bakery equipment, they will need to apply for a loan. Some companies leasing bakery equipment will also require qualifications. Learning about what it takes to qualify will give a new bakery a head start in the world of business negotiations. Lessor and lessee The lessor and lessee are the two parties to an equipment lease (or any other kind of lease). These will be referenced widely in a lease agreement. ROI The ROI or Return on Investment is the profit that a business gets from making an investment in something, such as a piece of equipment. Experts explain that leasing can have a positive ROI attached to it for a successful bakery or other business. Vendors Those who lease baking equipment are often called vendors because the process works so closely to a sales model. Equipment financing Equipment financing is when the borrower takes out a loan for the price of the equipment and pays back over time. Borrowers have to look at how the interest rates affect the price over time to avoid paying back more than they make from a business. Equipment tutorial Some companies offering equipment for lease include info on their websites about the best ways to set up and use bakery equipment. This is an additional resource for new business owners acquiring ovens, racks, and all of the other gear they need to start baking.