Small ticket equipment finance and leasing companies are a significant source of funding for capital equipment. The small ticket equipment finance/leasing segment is significant, accounting for about one-third of the total $1 trillion of annual equipment leasing and finance volume in the United States. These lenders/lessors focus on transactions of $250,000 and below (including “micro-ticket” deals of under $25,000). The participants in this sector of the commercial finance market are surprisingly diverse, ranging from major banks to nimble independent firms. Go-to-market strategies vary as well – most firms in the sector originate through channel partnerships with equipment manufacturers and vendors, but some firms use direct sales methods or a broker network.