It is this very special time of the year that our attention turns away from business and toward family and friends. Many of us will be enjoying downtime in the upcoming weeks and now is the perfect time to reflect back on what was, at times, a challenging 2011 that did not go exactly as planned, and look for- ward to what we all hope will be a better 2012. There are many signs that the economy will significantly improve next year. Take the time to think about the successes, the failures, the opportunities and the missteps. All experiences offer the opportunity to learn. Use the learning and the forthcoming eco- nomic opportunities to make 2012 the best year ever for you and your business. Do not forget to plan for quality time with your family and friends to make the New Year a happy and balanced one for you and your family.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the entire Access Florida Finance Corporation family, its staff, Board, partners, vendors, customers and friends, for a great 2011. We value each and every relationship and say “Thank You” for your help in our success. I know with the enthusiasm and commitment put forth in 2011, 2012 will be our best year ever. We all made significant accomplishments and are striving for more.
We have a new website and have been active in social networking all year. We established a new loan program in 2011 specifically for Rural Businesses and we are all excited to watch this program grow in 2012. We continue to assist the Black Business owner in Florida obtain financing when conventional lenders may have said “no.”
At this joyous time of year, we are grateful for our work with you. We wish you abundance, happiness, and peace in a new year filled with hope.
Mark A. Scovera President