The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be.
This is how I see Jade Lambros.
She is fun, intelligent, compassionate, proud mamma, proud daughter, proud sister and a proud member of the Sharpshooter Funding team.
Here is my nice interview with Mrs. Lambros!
We are both kids of 1983 (air guitar, neon pants and watching Punky Brewster, Jem and the Holograms, and Alf on TV in the 80s), I have to ask you, who was your fashion idol of this epic decade?
Fashion idols ….
In all honesty, I gotta say my mom! Haha My mom was my biggest influence! She rocked every era so cooly. I have always admired her fashion sense. But, if you were to really twist my arm for, like, a celebrity choice, I would have to say Cindy Crawford. I was so young in the 80s, but I idolized her. For the better part of my life, I wanted to be a supermodel. I think because I have a mole on my face like Cindy’s, I thought I could rock it like she did!
I truly believe that the Sharpshooter Funding (SSF) team is the ultimate dream team of the funding world. How do you feel about being part of this team?
I am new to the Sharpshooter Funding Team and I am so thankful to be a part of it! I have been either pregnant or on maternity leave since SSF began. I have seen all the wonderful things that SSF and Paul Pitcher have done these past few years from afar and I have been very eager to join in on the fun!
Do you believe that more women are launching their own businesses in Canada?
I honestly can’t say I know any statistical information on whether or not women are actually launching more business. But, I can say I know, personally, women who have started up their own businesses and have been very successful. My sister is even in the process of starting up a fresh meal prep company and I could not be more proud of her!
I have a good feeling your sister’s company will be a success and maybe one day, there will be a franchise in Montreal. On that same subject, here is my next question:
What is one of the best professional (or if you want to share personal) advice your mother and/or your father gave you that you will cherish for the rest of your life?
Trust my gut!
I think both of my parents have always tried to encourage my confidence and to believe in myself.
Amen for this advice!
I’ve never been to Calgary and I’m looking forward for my first trip. Do you have any suggestions for (here we go with my long list) a nice, easy-going restaurant to hang out with live music, (that would be a bonus) and a place where I could get the best cupcakes in Calgary (please tell me there is a cupcakes shop)?
Calgary is a fantastic city!
We have a lot of new restaurants opening every month it seems!
(I wonder if they will beat us in Montreal, hmm….) Let’s see her suggestions.
My absolute favorite restaurant in the city is Mercato. It’s an Italian, family-style restaurant! You must try the Caprese Salad!
And, for live music and good eats, try the Crab Shack!
My husband has a sweet tooth and he will tell you that the best cupcakes come from Crave. The Crave-O-Licious is a must try!
(It’s on my list! Calgary, here I come, I am so coming for those cupcakes!!)
What legacy would you like Sharpshooter Funding to leave as a Canadian Funding company?
I think Sharpshooter Funding will be known for helping small businesses and persons fulfill their dreams. But, it won’t stop there. They will also be known within the community for helping aid charities and supporting a lot of great causes!
We have already been a part of so many great events and I know we have many more to come! Our whole team is so excited to be a part of the community and spread the word about the company, but as well just be out and about helping and being involved.
Which 80s album (music) defines this one of the kind decade in your eyes?
Hard to argue that Michael Jackson and Madonna didn’t totally dominate the 80s! But, for me personally, it is U2 The Joshua Tree. It was and still is a favorite album of mine!
U2, cover image for 1987’s “The Joshua Tree”: From left: Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, The Edge, and Bono.
The Edge and Bono of U2 perform on stage on The Joshua Tree Tour at Feyenoord Stadion, De Kuip, Rotterdam ,Netherlands, 10th July 1987. The Edge is playing a Gibson Explorer guitar. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)
It’s been so much fun to interview you Jade and to see that there is such a passionate woman involved in this super cool company!
Thank you so much Jade!
Sharpshooter Funding Website
Mercato Restaurant Website
Crab Shack BBQ Restaurant
Crave-O-Licious Cupcakes Website