Total loan: $10,000
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.
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.