Robin’s start-up company, Turtle Box Gifts in Georgetown, Texas, is the perfect way to say thank you or congratulations. Robin creates exquisite gift baskets that contain home-made chocolate chip cookies, muffins, wine, champagne, and anything your heart desires – even cleaning supplies – for just about anyone in the community. Currently, she works with local real estate agents to send a fun-filled gift basket to recent home buyers once the new residents move in.
She prides herself on her wonderful baking skills and is excited to soon be able to share these baked goods in gift baskets with the Georgetown and Austin community. She will create any kind of basket for anyone at a reasonable price.
Robin attended a marketing event in the Austin area where she asked questions about starting a business, and eventually, learned about Accion Texas Inc. She had already used most of her savings and needed cash flow to begin her business. She visited, applied and was approved at Accion in Austin. With the loan, Robin purchased baskets, baking sheets, cookie dough, wine bottles, decorations for the baskets, and small boxes with detailed designs to hold the baked goods. She is also using the loan to develop her website, which will be going live in the next few weeks. Robin realizes that she would not have been able to accomplish all these tasks without the loan from Accion.
Her plans for the future are to hire an employee, continue advertising by word of mouth, and open a storefront in the Georgetown, Texas area.
LiftFund. (www.liftfund.com) is an award-winning nonprofit organization (previously known as Accion Texas) with a mission to provide credit and loans to small and start-up businesses that have limited or no access to credit from commercial sources. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund has helped Texas and Louisiana entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment, and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. Learn more at www.liftfund.com.