Hello world, it is I, Justis Clifford, Vice President and Co-Owner of Clifford Business Services, LLC (CBS).  I just wanted to take a minute to expand on our last post, the one my beautiful wife wrote about why we do what we do.  If you haven’t read it, check it out here.  The short answer is, Love.

Basically, she said that we aren’t here to get rich, we are here to make the world a better place.  In addition to my wife, Melissa, volunteering countless hours at the Oberlin Heritage Center, I recently found myself in a unique opportunity to give back doing what I love.

In November of 2016, I happily accepted a position on the Board of Directors for Friendship Animal Protective League (FAPL).  I don’t usually bring the spotlight on myself for the things that I do; however, this isn’t about me, it’s about the animals.  The FAPL is a unique organization, one of a kind really and I whole-heartedly believe that is because of the crazy awesome volunteers, staff and Executive Director, Greg Willey.  These people devote TENS OF THOUSANDS of hours every single year caring for THOUSANDS of dogs, cats and other small animals.  Do they do it for the money, glory or fame?  No, they do it because it is the right thing to do.

So, what does all of this have to do with us?  First off, I’d like you to take a minute to check out Friendship APL, either online or their Facebook account.  But I also want to say that this is what life should be about, helping each other, whether we are dog, cat, rabbit or human.  We each deserve to be treated with dignity and believe that the person helping us is doing so in our best interest.

Well, to bring it all back to the beginning (and what my beautiful wife was talking about).  This is what we do at CBS.  We aren’t here to make some obscene amount of money off of you.  We aren’t here to exploit you or your weakness.  We are here to make you bigger, better and stronger as an organization.  You see, this is a family business.  And this is a side business.  My wife and I both have full time jobs, a newborn, volunteer responsibilities, a dog, a rabbit…. We do this because we love to do this.  In the end, that is what you really need.  To find a place that will treat your business like that cute little puppy (or kitty, we don’t discriminate!) like you do.