Jon Parks: Blue Financial
New hope for entrepreneurs and small business.
There are plenty of business plan writers at your service for sizeable fees, but how many can guarantee that you will get funding? If you’re in business and are wondering how to roll with the big dawgs, you need to know Jon Parks. Jon is Founder of Blue Financial Incorporated (BFI) – a multi-million dollar company designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners secure the funding they need to survive, together with the corporate credit that is needed to thrive in this fast-paced marketplace.
A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Jon has over a decade of upper level management, marketing, sales, and consulting experience -- some of the core elements that fuel this dynamic institution Jon has created. According to Jon, Blue Financial is about much more than getting you money. It is a comprehensive, one-stop-shop that helps build the proper infrastructure to ensure that businesses have a sound bank and investor-friendly business plan, a competitive marketing and advertising plan, and much more. Another impressive component of BFI's services is their implementation of a two-year financial projection for all of their clients to enable investors and private investment firms to see the future financial potential of the applicant's business.
“Corporate credit is the largest source of business-to-business lending in the world,” Jon says. “Small business owners have business needs every day. Unfortunately, when things come up, you have to pay for them on the spot. Credit is the bridge between now and later. Blue Financial focuses on each corporation's having the proper infrastructure so their businesses never have to be halted or compromised when doing business transactions. That is why it is very important for everyone to start separating yourselves from day one, no matter if you’re large or small – to become an LLC or an S-Corp or C-Corp, etc. Whether you have a lemonade stand or a Fortune 500 company, it is crucial to have the proper infrastructure set up.”
“It’s all about what you have or what you don’t,” Parks continues. “If you have a business plan, will that plan turn into money for you? A lot of people write business plans, but how many people can guarantee that you will get funding? At Blue Financial we have relationships with a network of over 2,000 lenders who will look at your project, and we know what they are looking for. That is the key. It’s extremely important that people understand the eyes of an investor. You need to know what they’re looking at. We prepare you so when you go to potential investors with your business plan, you can be confident asking for that $100,000.”
“It is critical to have corporate credit as opposed to personal credit because people will begin to see your business as a viable model and it will have its own financial identity,” Parks continues. “This is how you preserve your financial wellbeing. An intelligent business owner wants to separate his or her business credit from his or her personal credit. Most just don’t know how. At Blue Financial, we will work on the entire package. We work on your profile, your business plan, your marketing plan and whatever it takes to build your corporate credit. We get you real business credit – meaning getting you registered with Dunn and Bradstreet, Experian Business, Equifax Business, and we make sure that your business is in compliance.”
Blue Financial does thorough compliance checks to make sure that your business is in the best position possible to get a fair evaluation for funding. This creates strong positioning for your business. And according to Parks, BFI clients normally get funding within 30 days of signing on with the firm.
In addition to building solid business credit, Parks says Blue Financial also improves their clients’ personal credit. BFI believes it makes much better sense to have great business credit as well as personal credit and they make it mandatory that clients with substandard personal credit rebuild it. The logic being, BFI wants their clients to have the best of both worlds.
What sets Blue Financial apart is that they don’t just get you financing and leave you out there alone. BFI sticks with you for a year after you sign on. “We don’t just leave you out there, because it is our job to see that you pay the debt back,” Jon explains.
Blue Financial prides itself in having a suite of services so people can feel comfortable knowing that they are running their business in the best possible way. “Everybody is not built for this game. It needs to be understood that the money is just the appetizer. The main course is the day-to-day grind.”
Jon Parks’ story reads very much like a romanticized fairy tale. He began his career working at McDonald’s. At the tender age of 18, he was the youngest general manager in the state of Florida. Jon harnessed the lessons he learned from one of the heroes of his youth, Ray Kroc, who turned McDonald’s from a tiny “greasy spoon” operation in Des Plaines, Illinois into a multi-million dollar empire that revolutionized the entire marketing structure of the planet. Jon combined the powerful lessons he learned from Ray Kroc with his progressive experiences up the corporate ladder, and built this comprehensive technical and financial empowerment institution for small business owners and entrepreneurs which is Blue Financial Incorporated.
Jon still lives according to the mantra of his McDonald’s hero; Ray Kroc, who once said, “If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours”.
This week, Jon Parks is flying in from Florida, and he and his associates will be available to talk one-on-one with you Friday, March 28th starting at 5:30 pm at The Professionals’ VIP “Access To Capital” Boardroom Backroom Deals, hosted by Brenda Jeanne Wyche of the Money Makers Club at H20, located at 15 Water Side Plaza at 24th Street, in Manhattan. The event is FREE only if you present your business card.
For more information on The Professionals’ VIP “Access To Capital” Boardroom Backroom Deals, logon to http://smallbiz.meetup.com/792/
To learn more about Blue Financial, logon to http://www.thinkblue.biz/
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