Katie's retail business began operating from her Amazon site in January of this year and has been very successful in selling toiletry, crafts and variety products. When she discovered that she could turn her hobby into a business, she and her family dedicated their time to making it a success. Katie decided to devote the website to craft and scrapbooking supplies. In an effort to formalize the business, she incorporated in July and began revamping her existing website, which was separate from her Amazon site. The improved website--due to be launched next month--will be connected to her Amazon site. Katie also works full-time as a paramedic instructor and helps support her family with her business.
She will use this loan to increase her inventory purchases and finalize payments for the website.
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This loan is part of the Kiva City Detroit initiative in partnership with Accion East and Online. Kiva City Detroit is a subset of Kiva City, a program that allows Kiva lenders to make microloans to small businesses in the United States with the help of community organizations and U.S. Field Partners.
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