Total loan: $5,000
San Francisco, CA, United States / Retail
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A loan helped buy more inventory which will be sold and turned into gross profits for the company.
I grew up in New Hampshire USA and attended Proctor Academy prep school (high school) and graduated with a BS in Marketing from the University of New Hampshire. I was also an avid athlete in competitive soccer, ice hockey, and baseball. Through my college years, I had a keen eye for fashion and apparel and enjoyed reading magazines to follow these trends. Additionally, I developed an interest in recycling and environmental issues and spent a summer in Nantucket working at a recycling facility. In 2001, I had an internship at New Balance athletic shoe Co. in Boston, MA. At this point, I learned about the footwear industry and corporate development Later, I moved to California and spent 5 years in fashion, athletic, and apparel sales. During that time, I took an influential trip to Bali, Indonesia and at that time the concept for Indosole was born. After some thought, I quit my sales job to pursue making Indosole a reality. Myself and business partner Faye have invested our personal money and time into the creation of Indosole. Now, Indosole has been distributing its footwear products for over 2 years. I currently manage the general operations for Indosole and handle sales, marketing, finance, and fund raising. Meanwhile, the company is growing and I am working to prepare the business for the next frontier.