I was having coffee with a potential client last week. And as always, I asked him how he found out about Priority Leasing. His answer was not at all what I was expecting!
He said, “I wanted to learn more about equipment leasing in Canada. So I bought this book called “Unstoppable” by Beth Parker. And you were mentioned in it several times.
And then, it slowly came back to me. I remembered speaking with Beth probably 10 years ago as she was compiling stories for this book.
I forgot about it shortly after we spoke and never heard anything about it again. But then, right there at the Purple Perk, I am told my thoughts on equipment leasing, are actually in print!
The book really has a great title. Unstoppable! And here’s why. Because, about 25 years ago, lease brokers were considered bottom feeders who really couldn’t find a job with a “real” leasing company. But we never stopped. We started up small brokerages that grew. We hired and fired. We celebrated and sobbed. And we’re still here! Unstoppable!
Gotta go buy me that book!
I am always impressed when small business owners like myself, come up with creative and innovative ways to make tasty lemonade when handed sour and often rotting lemons. This month, my hat is off to the owner of a property in the industrial area near the Stagewest Dinner Theatre in southeast Calgary.
After losing a substantial tenant to the faltering economy, this gentleman decided to create individual, short term rental units within his warehouse to keep the bank at bay. He utilized movable fences to create storage bays designed to the customer’s specifications. The mobile fences were purchased from Pierre at “A Quality Contractor”. And now, here it comes….wait for it….
Did you know you can lease these mobile fences? Perhaps there is a “financial work-around” that can help your business stay competitive in these challenging times? Is there something you would like to lock up and keep safe for a short term? Let me know how I can help.
Call me anytime at 403-703-7301. Deb Sands.