Thursday, July 11, 2013

Business or vendor appreciation -- Brian Burrows at Bogart & Brownell

While I'm on the subject of thanking valuable friends and partners, I need to mention Brian Burrows over at Bogart & Brownell. We would literally not be in business without him.

I came across some old notes in an app I used for that purpose. One was a list of insurance companies I called to see if they'd cover some starry-eyed dude with a pickup truck. All of them couldn't wait to get off the phone with me, and nobody would touch a new moving company. I'm not sure how I found Brian, but he did the work and actually found an underwriter who we didn't have to beg to give our money. ("Our." That's quaint. At the time there was no "our." It was me, a pickup truck and trailer, and an Internet connection).

I don't know what he did, but he found us insurance just when I was about to give up on my entrepreneurial pipe dream.

Since then we've definitely become buddies. He's a veteran business owner and has all the scars to show as well. (I say that fully cognizant that I'm still a noob.) We had lunch this morning -- social only, no business. I won't get into it, but I'll say the timing couldn't have been better. I need a vacation as much as I need oxygen at this point. Brian was a good friend, a good listener, a sympathetic and tactful advice-giver.

He also has an array of helpful insurance plans to cover all your needs! Lol.

So check him out too.

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