Kingswood Now Available on AutoQuotes Platform

Organizations using AutoQuotes can now give their customers additional power to do more with finance options provided by Kingswood

Kingswood Leasing is now an available option for sellers who use AutoQuotes for their customer equipment quotes.

AutoQuotes is a leading technology company for the foodservice equipment and supplies (FES) industry. AutoQuotes has been providing a seamless seller experience for equipment sellers for 30 years. Their software connects inventories to an environment that provides online catalogs and tools to create customized quotes in a simple, efficient way. “AutoQuotes shares our mission to make equipment financing fast and easy, and we’re excited for our seller community who has been asking to see Kingswood as an option on AutoQuotes,” said Cliff Metcalfe III, Director of Food & Beverage Group.

 

How To Add Kingswood To Your AQ Quotes

Kingswood on AutoQuotes

How To Add Kingswood To AutoQuotes Quote

Kingswood on AutoQuotes

Adding Kingswood To Your AQ Quotes

The leasing option is added at the bottom of a quoted project and is accessed through the Print function

Choose Print, either next to a project on the main screen or within a project itself.

Main screen:

Within a project:

Selecting the print function will generate the Report Viewer. A drop-down menu for Leasing Company options is shown in the right-hand side Print Options details panel, the Totals section.

 

 

 

 

 

The Kingswood badge will then appear at the bottom of the quote with pricing options specific to that project. By default the leasing company last selected will be already in place the next time you generate a quote.

Please note that the leasing amount is based on all the items in the project and does not include taxes. If your customer wants to lease certain equipment while buying other equipment or supplies, the leased and non-leased items must be grouped together in separate projects.

If you have any questions, contact us at aq@kingswoodleasing.com.

Easing the Transition to Work-From-Home

The Upward Trend

Work-from-home trends have been increasing for years.

  • 44% growth in the previous five years
  • 91% growth in the previous ten years
  • 159% growth in the previous 12 years

And in a post-COVID-19 world, these numbers may see their most substantial spike ever.

The Reason for the Rise: Technology

Internet bandwidth and speed, faster mobile data transmission rates, as-a-service conference and communication platforms that allow for low barriers and the increasing adoption of easy to use videoconferencing technologies are just some of the architectural reasons behind the trend. But technological evolution alone doesn’t explain the pace of growth.

The Reason for the Rise: Employee Behavior

Employee behavior around these technologies influences the trend as much as the technologies themselves. A recent survey of employee behavior at an international Fortune 100 company compared meeting behavior over the last five years. Interestingly, when employees are all in the same office building, on the same floor, they are eight times more likely to attend by ‘dialing in’ from their desk as opposed to assembling in a conference room than they were five years ago.

Employees that might be sitting only feet away from each other are still connecting using meeting technologies. Since they are using the technologies as a primary medium of connecting anyway, it becomes far easier to leverage those technologies in a work-from-home culture without losing productivity.

The Reason for the Rise: Travel Trends

With a focus on cost efficiency and productivity, travel just isn’t what it used to be. In-person client meetings that were once a necessity are moving to Teams, Zoom, and other platforms at an increasing rate. Gone are the days of wasting two days with travel for the product demo when a quick screen share and Q&A gets the job done in an hour. Even events are exploring virtual venues with webinar growth reaching nearly 2300% growth in participation rates since 2007.

The Reason for the Rise: Employee Satisfaction and Recruiting

Employee satisfaction scores increase when they have flexible work arrangements, and they average more hours worked per day when they work from home. Less time in transit and ease of access to quickly check in on business activities before and after hours can lead to enhanced productivity and happier employees for some roles.

Finally, there is the recruiting consideration. To be an employer of choice for the years ahead, flexible work arrangements will be essential to specific job functions.

Getting up to Speed

Now is the time to examine your company’s technology infrastructure and the tools your employees need to work effectively in remote environments. Tablets, laptops with reliable cameras, fast routers, and larger/extra monitors are just some of the near-term technology needs companies may need to invest in to enable a more decentralized working environment. And if you are anything like most business leaders, you haven’t planned or budgeted for this shift in office dynamics.

A strategic approach to technology financing can not only help you gear up to meet the rapidly growing demand, but also preserve cash, protect limited budgets and assist in keeping you on the cutting edge of rapidly changing technologies.

Kingswood is committed to helping small businesses and ready to provide easy access to the equipment and technology you need. We’re all in this together. Let us know how we can help.

Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

COVID-19 Relief Programs

Helping Our Customers, Now More Than Ever

Kingswood is here to help your business survive this unprecedented time. Our team has identified 4 types of programs that most affected businesses will qualify for. Your company should evaluate all four areas below:

Paycheck Protection Program

  • 100% Forgiveness available
  • Get 2.5x your monthly payroll (10 wks), up to $10MM
  • Use it for payroll and other bills like rent and utilities
  • Small businesses with 500 or fewer employees are eligible
  • No personal guarantee or collateral needed

Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance

  • Apply through the Small Business Administration website
  • Business owners economically impacted by the pandemic can apply for and receive working capital loans of up to $2 million
  • Terms up to 30 years
  • Term loans or lines of credit
  • Uses: To overcome the temporary loss of revenue
  • Applicants can request a $10,000 advance after with application

State & Local Relief Programs

States, localities, and communities of people have stepped up alongside our federal government to offer relief where they know the need is great. Grants and special term loans from $1,000 up to $200,000 are available to keep business owners going – until they can start growing again.

  • Find the information you need about your state’s programs.
  • Connect directly with your state and local funding programs.
  • We are continually working to update this page with the best information available so please check back often for changes.

Additional Aid Programs

The federal government has additional relief programs that can help business owners get through the economic impact of the global pandemic. Learn what is available and make sure your recovery plan has every benefit you can qualify for:

IRS Tax Extension for special payment relief: The Treasury Department and IRS are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak.

SBA Express Bridge Loans: Businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender are able to access up to $25,000 quickly.

SBA Debt Relief: The SBA is providing financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic by paying principal, interest, and fees on some business debt.

We're In This Together

We’re all in this together, and Kingswood is here to help you succeed as a business. We are here to help you work through today’s challenges and access the funding you need to help you get through and move forward.

If you are a current Kingswood customer, speak with a team member to learn more about assistance programs you may qualify for.

Call 888-327-8121 or email info@kingswoodleasing.com

We extend our fullest well wishes for the health and safety of you, your employees, and your family.

Women in Business Conference 2019

Women in Business Conference 2019

Kingswood has a tradition of getting involved with our community, and specifically with the University of New Hampshire in Durham NH, whose campus is minutes away from our headquarters.  Recently, we had the honor of sponsoring The UNH Women in Business Conference at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Attendees included a vast array of students, alumni, and leaders in the business industry. The W.I.B Conference offered networking opportunities and business lectures that covered subjects such as Branding and Financial advice.

Participants were able to meet the lecturers after each presentation in order to gain insight, ask questions, and exchange ideas comfortably with business leaders and students alike. As a result, the Kingswood employees who attended the event came back with inspired ideas for marketing, business, and their personal lives as well.

We look forward to being a part of future community events.

 

Dover Children’s Home 11th Annual Golf Tournament

Kingswood Hits The Links For Local Charity

The entire staff of Kingswood Leasing was proud to support our 7th consecutive Dover Children’s Home Golf Tournament. This charitable tournament is one of the largest events that the Dover Children’s Home puts on every year, generating much of the needed funding for their non-profit programs for children. Thousands of NH’s most vulnerable children have received exceptional care at DCH since 1893. Their personalized treatment allows the young people that they serve to gain self-confidence and experience significant improvement in their family relationships, decision-making skills, and school performance.

Fundraisers and donations of any kind translate into the program’s ability to provide exceptional care while attempting to provide a positive adolescent experience. DCH is committed to improving the lives of the young people placed in their care by offering a wide array of services, experiences, and opportunities that celebrate each child’s individual strengths and personal needs.

As one of only a few community-based residential treatment programs for children remaining in NH, it is more important than ever for Dover Children’s Home to provide a safe haven for young people to develop the skills they will need to become healthy, productive members of the community.

“After another incredible year at Dover Children’s Home 11th Annual Golf Tournament, we want to say a HUGE thank you for helping us reach our goal of almost $25,000 raised during the event!!!!!  It was an absolutely beautiful day, lots of fun had, delicious food and great company!

We are so very grateful for your support, by golfing in the tournament, buying raffle tickets and bidding on our silent-auction items!  We would never have been able to reach our goal without you all!” – Renee Touhey-Childress, Executive Director, Dover Children’s Home

Hope to see you all at the 12th Annual Dover Children’s Home Golf Tournament in July 2019!!!

We will be there!!!