We’re often very blunt about things, especially Trevor as he is Scottish. “Right between the eyes” is a favorite expression of his. We don’t like to dance around the truth and we certainly despise getting someone’s hopes up about something that’s not reality.
These principles served both Linda Rey and Trevor very well during their respective careers in Insurance and Banking.
At Aurora Consulting, we embrace and continue to follow those principles to assist our business financing clients.
We’re going to give it to you now right between the eyes: We refuse to discuss proposed legislation about COVID-related stimulus and disaster financing until and at such time as, that legislation has passed the House of Representatives, the US Senate, and has been signed into law by the President. Period.
Passed gets our attention; proposed stays on our “pay no mind” list.
We relied on this attitude in the early days of the pandemic lockdowns when so much was complete chaos, speculation, despair and distress. We fielded calls, texts, and emails from our friends, colleagues and clients, each of them despairing for any kind of positive news about Government assistance to help them survive the pandemic lockdown, whether about the EIDL program or the proposed CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program.
In every instance, we patiently listened to and carefully counselled folks. We emphasized the word “patience” time and again and coined our phrase for the pandemic, “Ever-Evolving.”
Based on our guiding principles, we waited for concrete information. The SBA website provided skimpy information at best for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. We charged forward and submitted applications, spoke to several trusted and experienced colleagues, and submitted our clients’ applications, utilizing our decades’ of experience completing successful applications for loans and insurance.
We pivoted with each new challenge that came up, apprised our clients of the situation, and continued hammering at the wall until we achieved positive results.
We used the same methods for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We opted to wait to submit applications until there was more cogent guidance from Lenders and SBA on the functionality of the program. When we finally submitted our clients’ applications we achieved positive results again.
There’s a lot of talk on the internet, especially on YouTube with glamourous videos, purporting to provide definitive knowledge of what’s in store for extended stimulus and disaster financing legislation. We call that “static.” PLEASE subscribe to our channel for updates especially for our WTF Wednesday videos.
At Aurora Consulting, we seek results based on reality. We don’t search for self-inflation of our professional egos by providing incomplete or inaccurate information to the general public at large or our clients in particular.
We know you’re impatient and desperate to hear there is more assistance on the way. We know that we will wait until that proposed legislation becomes passed legislation. Only then will we dive into the details to find results-based financing solutions for our clients.
Email us anytime at Curious@AuroraConsulting.biz with questions or comments on what you’ve been experiencing with business financing and disaster relief financing.