Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in finance but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ami Kassar, CEO of MultiFunding, LLC., located in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Since 2010, MultiFunding has helped businesses achieve their biggest growth goals through creative and personalized funding solutions, including SBA loans and other funding options. Our team works with entrepreneurs to expand their businesses in ways they never thought possible. We leverage our relationships with hundreds of lenders across the country to find you the very best business loan available. MultiFunding helps business leaders capitalize on growth.
Tell us about yourself
I started my company MultiFunding the day after I got laid off from my big fat corporate job with the biggest credit card issuer in the US, but only after I had to let hundreds of employees go. It was the worst experience of my life. Since then, I have been on a mission to help as many small businesses as I can. I pride myself on teaching business owners about responsible lending. I love to teach, it’s my loan advisory business that pays the rent, but I prefer to triage and educate.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
It’s hard to pinpoint but maybe having the guts to stay in the great game of business through the rough beginning stages. There were plenty of bumps in the road, but almost 13 years later, I am still standing and continue to grow the business year after year.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Running your own business may be the hardest thing you ever do in your life, but if you can turn it into a profitable company, it is all worth it. One specific thing is the responsibility of your leadership, and success directly affects the people that work for you and your family.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Crawl, walk, run - this is a marathon, not a sprint.
- It is very important to keep up-to-date financial records for your business.
- Mentors and peer groups are great assets. I encourage business owners to join a peer group. It not only offers great business resources but can help keep you sane.
Where can people find you and your business?
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