Published on September 7th, 2018 | by Chad T.0
Catching Up With Ali Habib Mayar, CEO of Platinum Rapid Funding Group
Ever since Ali Habib Mayar made his career switch from the corporate security world to alternative funding, he’s found nothing but success along the way. In 2012 he founded Platinum Rapid Funding Group and offers funding solutions for small businesses across the U.S.
The company, which provides alternative funding for small and medium sized businesses across the nation is continuing to do well. We recently sat down with Mayar to see how much life has changed since we last spoke with him. In the last three years, Mayar has seen his company and staff grow exponentially, as the team and the business becomes more and more sophisticated. He’s incredibly excited to continue this growth and see where the future of his industry is headed.
What Do You Do in Your Spare Time?
I really enjoy boating, so whenever I can and of course when the weather is right, I love taking my boat out to different water-side restaurants on Long Island and dining with friends. Good conversation, good food in a peaceful setting is my time to de-stress and not think about my business ventures- for at least a little while.
What’s Your Favorite Type of Food?
I love fresh seafood and steak, specifically authentic Mediterranean food. The flavors, the dishes… I can’t pick just one as my favorite, but I will never say no to a good Mediterranean dish, especially a traditional Afghan dish.
What Can You Look Forward to In the Future?
I’m looking forward to witnessing the continued growth of Platinum Rapid Funding. Business is steady and increasing month by month and that’s exactly what we want to see. Being a business owner can be stressful at times, every day it different and there’s always a new challenge to face but the reward outweighs everything, and I’m proud of how far we’ve come, and of the team we have today.
What’s One Thing You’ve Learned Since You Started Your Career?
Without failure, there’s no measure of success, nothing to strive for, and no downfall to compare to when we rise. I’ve failed- I’m sure everyone does from time to time and it’s a very important lesson. It teaches you what’s most important, it helps you discover what truly motivates and makes you happy, and it can define you as a person- especially if you use it as an opportunity, and not an excuse to give up.
What’s One Piece of Advice You Can Share with Others?
Speak up when you have ideas. You might second guess yourself into believing your input is insignificant, but your voice and ideas are very much important, especially in a small business setting. Putting ideas out there will never hurt you as long as you’re being thoughtful, and it may even get you noticed in a job setting.