Linksys, a division of Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), has upgraded its Linksys Partner Connection (LPC) program to include lease options from InteliLease for small business customers. The new leasing options offer flexible alternatives to traditional financing by granting access to funds that could be used for acquiring Linksys by Cisco Business Series networking solutions.

The LPC reseller program provides partners with training, marketing tools, and solutions to enhance their small business sales. The InteliLease options will allow customers to acquire new technology while conserving working capital and credit lines. Several leasing products and payment plans tailored specifically for small businesses will be available, including true leases with fair market value residual, full-payout leases, tax-exempt municipal programs, and options for seasonally adjusted flex payments.

"Successfully serving the channel requires more than just bringing innovative products to market," Robert Auci, senior director of worldwide small business marketing at Linksys, said in a statement. "With the introduction of leasing programs backed by InteliLease we are elevating our channel program by providing our partners with additional financial support to grow their business."