This is the time of year when we make a point to remember the people who make it possible to do what we do — you and others like you. We have a clearly stated mission: to help small business owners create wealth through commercial property ownership by providing the smartest financing possible…and this is something we’re very passionate about. But no amount of passion and enthusiasm would allow us to finance loans worth more than $388.7 million in total project costs this year (and that’s just through November). To accomplish that, we need people like you who read this blog, care about helping entrepreneurs, tell others about what we do, and choose us to be your or your clients’ commercial lender. And for that we’re VERY thankful.
Since words on a screen can only express so much, here’s a special holiday message from our Mercantile Family:
I got an email the other day from Angela, who works in our loan closing department. She included a picture of her daughter, Kayla, who has taken to carrying around my new book with her. Angela said she even reads to Kayla from the book every now and then.
Now, Kayla’s only two years old, so she’s probably not actually processing how she can apply what I write about in my book and create wealth for herself. At least, not yet.
While it’s simply a cute thing now, the earlier kids are exposed to entrepreneurship, the more likely they are
Since we’ve had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday, I’m claiming today for all entrepreneurs as WEALTH WEDNESDAY. When small business owners make smart decisions about wealth creation, jobs are created and our economy grows stronger as a whole. On this Inaugural Wealth Wednesday, take a minute to consider what you can do to create wealth for yourself — for the sake of your
As you’ve probably heard by now, my first book was released back on October 1st. In the days, weeks, and months leading up to October 1st, I learned that getting a book published and marketed appropriately is quite an ordeal.
My latest Huffington Post blog entry is about the proactive steps I took to get the word out about my book. It’s not a blow-by-blow of the entire process; rather, it’s a short list of lessons I learned along the way, how I overcame some unexpected obstacles, and how you might be able to apply these things in your business (whether you’re writing a book or not).
Around the office, I’ve earned a reputation as the “black hole of technology.” Gadgets and devices just don’t seem to get along with me all the time, and I’m thankful that I work with some more tech-savvy people who don’t mind helping when my phone or computer decide to rebel. Today is a victory for me, however. I was invited to appear on FOX News this morning, and I had to use Skype to do the interview due to my travel schedule. So, from my hotel room in Las Vegas, I got the chance to share my perspective on small business growth, the commercial real estate market, and the upcoming Presidential election with the wonderful Lauren Simonetti on live TV! Take THAT, technology! The FOX News people were even kind enough to send a copy of the video to us right away, and you can watch it right here, right now: