The Global Financial & Leasing Services (GFLS) team hopes you had a remarkable Thanksgiving. Like so many do during November, our team reflected on the many things we have to be grateful for this year.
2018 has been a time of measurable growth for both GFLS and our clients. To help meet demand and continue providing the personal level of service our clients deserve and expect, we hired three new team members. These focused and motivated people have joined our operations and our sales departments. We brought them on board to help with back-end responsibilities and sales support. Their work ethic makes each of them an excellent fit for our existing team who put 100 percent toward helping our clients obtain the equipment financing they need. Our newest team members allow us to streamline processes and keep response time quick.
The need to hire additional staff indicates that our clients’ businesses are growing too, or else we wouldn’t be seeing the demand for equipment essential to expanding business – a win/win for all.
We are deeply grateful for the new customers who’ve turned to us this year to help them finance and lease equipment. So far this year, our number of customers has increased 100 percent over this same time period of 2017. And, we’re even more thankful to our current customers who have referred new clients to GFLS because we work hard every day to earn their respect and trust.
Along with new customers, we have been fortunate to begin partnerships with new brokers – 25 percent more new brokerage relationships over 2017 to be exact. The support GFLS has seen from the broker community is humbling.
Last, but not least, we are grateful to be coming on the tail end of celebrating our tenth year in business. It’s a well-known fact that many businesses do not survive past their fifth year. GFLS has surpassed the norm by twice that. Fortunately, there is no end, but instead more growth in sight. This is an extraordinary accomplishment for any business, especially one like ours that Jim “JD” Jenks founded during the Great Recession in 2009.
As we prepare for the end of 2018 and the start of our next decade, our philosophy that business owners are more than numbers on paper is always top of mind. We’ll continue to take character and other factors into consideration for our clients who need equipment lease financing. After all, the many things for which are grateful wouldn’t be possible if not for our clients. For that, we are grateful and blessed.