Total loan: $10,000


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Chattanooga, TN, United States / Arts

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A loan helped my business expand its offerings both locally and online by purchasing updated equipment and supplies to increase production and prepare for the 2016 Christmas Season and beyond.

Lynda's story

I have been a maker of things my entire life - melting wax when my parents weren’t home to make candles, crafting items from old cardboard boxes and stitching old blue jeans. I have always had to keep busy with my hands and love to design and play until I get the result I am looking for. I love tools. Not so much those that are found in craft stores but more like the tools I played with as a child in my Papa’s basement workshop. I like the big industrial tools. If it has a pink handle I probably don’t own it. Early I figured out I could sell what I made - as an 11 year old the entrepreneurial spirit burned in me. I was sent to the principal’s office for selling fuzzy inch worms for a quarter (5 for $1, if you’re interested). Like Gonzo out of a cannon, I was off like a shot and selling various wares. As an adult I have had the honor and pleasure of raising two children to adulthood making and selling products both retail and wholesale. I did this as a single parent and with no debt. It was a matter of making ends meet during those years. My singular focus was being there for the kids and being a part of their lives. Now that they are grown it is time to grow my business.