Are you familiar with the section 179 deduction? Essentially you can subtract the cost of capital equipment like a 3D printer/scanner from your profit and reduce your tax bill. If you’re taxed at a 36% rate it’s like getting your new printer/scanner at a 36% discount. Now the limit has been reduced from $500,000 in 2013 to only $25,000 in 2014, but that’s still more than enough to add a new toy to your business or start a new business. Balboa Capital put together a great YouTube video explaining the process.