Preferred Debt Solutions: Local business offers face-to-face service

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preferred-debt-solutionsEverythingLongBeach recently spoke with Christopher Livingston, President of Preferred Debt Solutions, via email. They talked about inspirations, challenges and what’s it’s like having a business in Bellflower.

How long has Preferred Debt Solutions been in business?

Preferred Debt Solutions has been in the city of Bellflower and serving the greater Long Beach area for the past three years.

Describe your business:

Preferred Debt Solutions is a full service attorney-based debt settlement company. We offer the best debt settlement program to deal with unsecured consumer debt. We can help with credit cards, medical bills, repossessed cars, store cards, payday loans, and any other unsecured debts.

Why did you start Preferred Debt Solutions?

I started my business to help people that we struggling with debt. It is a hard problem to deal with and a big decision. I felt that people needed a local business that they could meet face to face with, get honest advice, and feel safe that their problem is in good hands.

What makes Preferred Debt Solutions stand out?

We stand out for a few different reasons. First we are one of the only debt settlement companies that allow people to walk in and meet with us face to face. We are local and all of our work in done in the state of California. Most importantly we give our clients a 50% guarantee that we will settle their debts for 50% of what they owe, or we pay the difference.

What is the biggest success Preferred Debt Solutions has had?

I would say that this is a two fold answer.

First we started to receive Christmas cards from our clients thanking us for helping keep them above water and setting them at ease.

Second, we have taken a totally different approach to the business, with servicing walk-in business and providing the best customer service in the industry.

What is your favorite part of running your business?

My favorite part of running this business is having my clients call me when they are done and debt free. They thank us for our help, our dilligence, and more then anything our dedication to doing everything that we can for them.

What are the biggest challenges you face?

The challenge is being small and not having the 100k a month to spend on marketing. On the other hand that is what makes us different. We are very appreciative for the referral business that we get and thrive on it.

What unique talents do you bring to Preferred Debt Solutions?

A genuine concern for doing what we say we are going to do. Being ethical and honest.

How is Preferred Debt Solutions involved with the community?

I am a board member of the Bellflower Noon Lions Club. Preferred Debt Soultions are active in all of the fund raising and community support that goes a long with that.

My business partner and I also own and run It is a local website all about the local restaurant scene in Long Beach, with the purpose for promoting “Eat Local.”

Do you have any future plans for Preferred debt solutions?

Preferred Debt Solutions is dedicated to finding and giving access to the best debt relief and financial tools available. We continue to look for and research any and all programs, information, services that can help people become and stay debt free, and prosper.

What is the best advice that you received and who did it come from?

My dad told me that starting a business and making it successful is a long and tedious process. It will not all come at once and it is a learning process. He told me to stick to my morals, keep sowing the same fields over and over and that the hard work will pay off in the end, and it has.

One Last Thing:

Preferred Debt Solutions is here for people to use us. Please call and ask questions, get information. It is free to talk to us and we would love to see you. So come on over we are at the corner of Bellflower and Artesia, half a block south of the 91 Fwy on Bellflower.

Preferred Debt Solutions Details:

  • Address:  17315 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower CA 90706
  • Phone Number:  562-804-5193
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