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Meet Grant, Owner of Elite Welding Ltd.

  • Written by Meridian Admin

We had the privilege to sit down with Grant Casswell, owner of Elite Welding Ltd. and ask him a few questions about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur and how CF Meridian was helpful.

1.) What were some challenges you faced in your business prior to working with CF Meridian?

It was very difficult to access funds most places whether it was for operating expenses, neccessary equipment or expansion.  Most lenders wanted to see 2 to 5 years of successful business before any funds would be available.  It's very tough starting out, as this seems to be the time you need more financial help than ever.

 

2.) How has CF Meridian helped your company reach their goals?

CF Meridian helped me get on my feet when I was first starting and expanding.  When everyone else said no they were there to hear me out.  They helped me become a very successful business owner in a volatile industry and more recently helped me acquire another business.  I have reached my goals and beyond, and things are going up from here.

 

3.) What have been the greatest benefits you’ve received from working with CF Meridian? 

I've worked with great people at Meridian,  they taught me so many things about business and have been there to help me every step of the way.  When I first approached them to help me with my business acquisition, they spent a lot of time explaining the figures to me and helped me come up with a great plan.  I couldn't have done it without them.

 

4.) Would you recommend working with CF Meridian to other business owners? And why?

Yes, Cf Meridian is a great organization to work with and are very helpful with your goal achievement.  They are always open to listening and are there to help you down the long windy road of business.  

 

5.) What is one phrase of encouragement you have for other individuals who are operating a business?

It's not going to be easy, theres going to be ups and downs, but push yourself and you will succeed, never give up.

 

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If you're in need of a loan or business support please contact us today at reception@meridianregion.ca or call (306) 463-1850.