Total loan: $5,000


Harrison, TN, United States / Transportation

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A loan helped get my business off the ground and running to meet the needs of my customers.

Brian's story

I'm the youngest of eleven children, raised in the poverty stricken South-Side of Chattanooga,TN in a neighborhood known as Alton Park where the odds by statistics were stack against me. Growing up in a single parent household my mother managed to work to two jobs to make sure we had food, clothes and a place to lay our heads and still be a great mother and for that I'm grateful. Facing violence on a daily basis weather its because of gangs fueling with each other,drug deals gone bad, or someone getting robbed or killed, I've seen it. I never was comfortable with seeing this in my community but I knew it was something I was going to deal with everyday so I made the best of my situation even though I faced temptations of dealing drugs, becoming involved in a gang/organization, sex & drug use, or becoming a high school drop out statistic. Going through that difficult time in my life brought that entrepreneurial spirit that was in me to the forefront. At that point I begin to transform my mind from a negative stand point to a positive one and that's when I knew I would someday become a business owner. Through it all God blessed me to complete high school, go to college and have a family of my own. I have been fortunate enough to come back and work in the community where I once lived through a non-profit that's been a part of the community for 60 plus years. During my time working in the community Royal Transportation became reality to me. My vision is to make Royal Transportation a household name in the transportation industry and give back and help communities such as the one I grew up in. I thank God for the transition he sent me through because I believe without it Royal Transportation wouldn't been created and again for that I'm grateful.