LaFleur is a digital marketing agency based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Company President Chip LaFleur founded the agency in 2014, creating a culture in which businesses work in partnership and employees are treated like friends. Today, the agency employs a team of more than a dozen digital marketing professionals and works with a diverse roster of businesses throughout the country to provide data-driven, transparent marketing services.
LaFleur Needs a New Space, but Cash Flow Poses a Challenge
After several years of steady growth, LaFleur badly needed a new office to accommodate its expanding team. Chip wanted to create a space that reflected the same forward-looking vision communicated by the agency’s online and offline assets.
Building out and furnishing the new space was a high priority for LaFleur, but the agency was also taking some financial risks at the time. Chip felt these risks were necessary for the long-term success of the business, but between its growth strategy and the new office, the agency risked overextending its cash flow. He wanted to make the move once and do it right, so stopgap options like temporary furniture or planning for a later renovation didn’t feel like good solutions.
“We needed to identify a way to procure the furnishings and signage for our new space, get equipment for our team, and keep the business running full-steam, all without having to worry about the fact that all of these expenses were occurring at one time,” says Chip.
With Team Financial Group, LaFleur Quickly and Easily Obtained Financing
Chip learned about Team Financial Group after speaking with one of the company’s other clients. Chip liked what he heard about Team Financial Group’s reputation, ethics, and customer service, so he decided to get in touch about financing options.
Chip had previous experience working with banks and other lenders, and he was worried about how long the process would take. However, he quickly found that with Team Financial Group, the financing process was faster and easier than he ever thought possible.
“With Team Financial Group, the financing agreement was simple and readable, and the turnaround time between the request and approval was literally minutes, not hours or days,” Chip says. “The terms were appealing, and I didn’t have to drop everything to go sign paperwork or verify collateral.”
With financing secured, cash flow no longer created a roadblock, and LaFleur moved forward with the new space. Today, the LaFleur team is proud to host clients and collaborate in their modern, beautifully constructed, and fully equipped office.
“Team Financial Group helped us get the technology we needed to work efficiently and the furnishings we needed to set up an efficient office designed to maximize our team’s creativity and output.”
Team Financial Group Forges a Long-Term Partnership With LaFleur
After moving into the new office, LaFleur continued to maintain a relationship with Team Financial Group. When Chip had several smaller projects he wanted to accomplish, he contacted Team Financial Group without hesitation.
“Team Financial Group’s reputation gave me confidence in the first project I worked on with them,” Chip says. “My own experience with them was so positive and easy; it was a clear choice on the additional projects. They follow up with me and work with me to help me grow my business, recognizing that when my business grows, my likelihood of needing their services increases.”
Chip says that based on his experience, more companies who haven’t explored equipment financing should consider its significant advantages, like tax benefits and an immediate cash flow increase. Once you decide to reap those benefits, Chip says, there’s no better partner in his experience than Team Financial Group.
“When you call Team Financial Group, you’ll talk to a real person who will take an interest in your business and help you determine whether they are the right fit for you or not. As a business owner, it can be challenging to get a broad perspective, but with Team Financial Group, they’re working with several businesses, likely some that are similar to yours. They will be able to provide you with insight from their dealings with other organizations within your vertical, and that alone is going to provide you with meaningful value.” — Chip LaFleur, Founder and President, LaFleur Marketing
Call Team Financial Group for Help With Your Business Equipment Needs
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