Business Resources | Business Management Tools

Business Management Tools

The ARA offers business management tools to help rental operators run a more efficient and effective business.

Beginning Rental Store Inventory Guide

This guide will inform you on the most effective way to select and purchase inventory so you have the right mix for your store. 

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Business Management: Contracts and Legal Guidelines

This product is a comprehensive overview of contracts, providing information about limiting liability and providing a wealth of sample clauses and other essential facts. Updated in 2011 with 16 new contract clauses. Authored by James R. Waite, Esq.

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Cash Flow Management

This product provides a step-by-step process for creating a cash flow budget and tips for increasing cash flow. 

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Developing Your Business Plan

This product details how to develop your business plan. 

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Financing Your Rental Business: Smart Ways to Work with Your Lender

This guide is designed to help you navigate the loan approval process and acquire the financing you need to grow your business.

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Forms and Resource Manuals 

ARA offers the following three manuals containing forms for day-to-day business transactions:

  1. Equipment Rental Industry Forms and Resource Manual  (click here to view the Table of Contents)
     
  2. Party & Event Forms and Resource Manual  (click here to view the Table of Contents)
     
  3. Tent Forms and Resource Manual  (click here to view the Table of Contents)

Planning for your financial future

A special section produced by RENTAL MANAGEMENT for the American Rental Association (ARA), outlines some of the key factors to consider for "Planning for your financial future." 

Rental Facilities Guide

Whether you’re expanding your facility or building a new one, this guide will assist you on site selection, land and building requirements, real property options and store layout. 

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Succession Planning Guide

A guide for business succession within a family-run rental operation. 

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Understanding Financial Statements

Use this guide to help you use financial statements to effectively manage your business, compare current and past business performance, set goals for future targets and projections, create budgets and assist with staff evaluations.

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