What’s the most useful tool you use at your job? It’s a simple question, but not a simple answer. To some it might be as easy as a stapler, or a craftsman’s multi-tool. For others it might be some high-tech program that automates various tasks, or even just their computer itself. However, one set of useful tools that’s both often the most useful and the most overlooked is the people that work for and with a company.
Now, we’re not advocating for treating your co-workers, employees or service providers like they’re a tool that only exists for your benefit, but hear us out. If you were struggling with correctly processing some financial information, and you had an accountant on staff, would you not go talk to them? If you’re having computer issues that are seriously affecting your ability to work, wouldn’t you ask IT for help, or talk to your service provider’s technical support? The various different parts of a business, and the services it provides or receives from clients, all work as tools for each other to help support the success of the business as a whole.
It can be tempting to think of a broker as a middle-man who just gets in the way. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. A finance broker is in fact a tool for you to use – they work with you to ensure the success of the business or the project. In fact, when it comes to finance, they’re the right tool for the job. A broker knows what to do and how to do it when it comes to finding the money you need. You wouldn’t try to use a nail without a hammer, so why find finance without the right tools?