Chris Wilkinson - Trading as: African Nursery Supplies (a Small Business) - South Africa
I used to be a Sales Rep. A Travellin' Man.
For big companies and in my own business for 13 years.
I lost all my money in 2008. Including pension fund, savings and property investments. A beautiful apartment in Fish Hoek.
In other words, my future. Because of Debt.
Everything I had went to pay debt of some kind. Overdraft, Creditors, Staff - the works. All out of my own pocket.
Now, I am an Internet Salesman. I work from home. On a laptop.
With a fibre connection, WhatsApp, Skype, Cellphone with data and all the rest.
I can now communicate with my customers at the drop of a hat.
Yes, I still have some from way back. Customers, not hats. Lost them with the Tee shirts.
I no longer have heavy overheads like Warehouse Rental. Or Office Supplies. Staff, Trucks and everything else that goes with it.
So, I can pass all those savings onto my customers and loyal supporters.
I'm very grateful for that support.
I can respond to anybody in a flash, wherever I may be. At home. Visiting my grandchildren in England. Or living in Fish Hoek. I'd love to move back to the sea, one day.
Anywhere, as long as I have an Internet connection.
The world is changing at a rapid rate. Pretty much for the better. Think about that while you're battling the traffic on your way to the office.
PS. I didn't lose everything, by the way.
My wife is still with me after 41 years. For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. And the rest.
We've been through it all together. My family still talks to me. As do most of my friends.
Some disappeared when the money did, but I don't miss them. Not one bit.
Can I help you?
Wishing you an exceptional South African Day.
Cell: 082 789 3755
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