Sometimes the size of a job you're involved in can have a direct effect on the size of the tools you'll use. As a result there are always a plethora of tools hidden away in kit bags and boxes that are rarely used, or worse still, have never been used at all. They are usually saws, spanners or small items that are relatively inexpensive and justify their purchase by the very fact that they will enable a job to be completed that will bring in more money than they cost.
On items that are bigger than a simple hand tool there is a need to go to a tool hire shop. Things like floor polishers, concrete mixers or large digging equipment are all expensive items that would probably cost more than the job itself is worth. When this is the case a hiring seems like the best option, especially for the small business or small businessman. For small businesses this happens quite often and it's not just tools.
Van leasing has gained popularity among many small businesses in recent times as a way to keep down expensive overheads and also in order to broaden the scope of a business and enable it to diversify into different areas. Sometimes if you rely on a specific vehicle all the time it becomes part of your mindset and you take on work accordingly. Without that constraint and with the possibility of being able to choose the size of the vehicle you need for a job, through a van leasing company, more work can be taken on, perhaps even in slightly different areas.
If you are thinking of van leasing as an aid to improving the efficiency of your small business, or shifting direction, here are a few makes and models that will give you a good overview of what is available to you and what uses each might be put to.
Small Van - The Volkswagen Caddy has often been described as utilitarian and it's easy to see why. It may not be the prettiest vehicle but it'll cope with most things you throw at it and it's become a firm favorite in the world of van leasing. There are many positive features not least it's reliabilty. For people involved in small projects or on a budget it's the perfect machine.
Medium - The Ford Transit revolutionized the mid range van leasing market by combining the user friendliness of smaller vans with the space of a large vehicle. As a result it is now widely used by fleet operators and individuals alike. The attention to detail is what makes the van special. It has a clear and well designed dashboard, adjustable seats and lots of storage compartments for documents and tools. Its size belies its power and it is more than capable of fully laden, long haul journeys. It's the perfect all rounder.
Large - It's not called the Renault Master for nothing! This large versatile van is one of the more popular van leasing options at the top end of the range. It offers multiple configurations so can deal with most jobs and the comfortable cabin can accommodate three people easily. Its superior handling and suspension also separate it from the pack. For heavy jobs involving several people it's hard to find anything better.
The advantages of van leasing to a small business then are obvious and the choice on offer is only part of the attraction. You have the peace of mind to know that you are using a new vehicle so the chances of break down are negligible and the new van will be delivered right to your door. Everything is stacked in favor of the customer, just as it should be.
Anna Stenning understands what vehicle to pick when approaching a van leasing company.