A startup company can be funded with the right structure. In most cases, startup MBE companies will not qualify for lower rate financing. However, there are some ways to help your company get the necessary funding that it needs to operate. We will discuss a few ways in which Optimal Leasing can help you. Since we are a lease financing source and not a bank we typically will take one of two risk; either an asset or credit risk. In other words, if we like the equipment then we will take an asset risk but if the credit is good generally for us the equipment does not matter. Therefore, let's assume your business is only 6 months old and you need equipment to secure or fulfill a contract you have just been awarded from a major company. Optimal Leasing would be willing to take an assignment of the contract.