Total loan: $10,000
Chattanooga, TN, United States / Services
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A loan helped us provide the equipment and education/training necessary to empower our Squeaky Clean team, as well as thrive by becoming independent leaders.
I am from Venezuela. I came here to the States at 19 to live the dream. I Was in high school while cleaning gyms at night with my uncle. We were employees to someone who did not really care or treat us fair. There was no training or any culture. I cleaned seven days a week for 6 years. Being an undocumented immigrant at the time limited my options. However I always took pride in my job "Always wondered why this industry is ran so poorly being a billion dollar industry". One day we met a woman who owned a Master Franchising Commercial Cleaning. We bought a $8k franchise with them and slowly became independent. Then, we had our own employees and could create our own way of doing business(with restrictions). As our business grew, I took care of the training for all our employees. Then, the time came for me to leave the business and move to another state to pursue my wife's career opportunity. I always kept in mind how I wanted to have my own business in this industry but was not sure how to structure it. Chattanooga community inspired me and several years later we are here today finally daring to make the project our reality, change people's lives and make a dent in the industry. I do this for my family, my kids and the people in the industry who deserve better. The dream is to be an example in this industry and promote change within it. My wife/partner is the base of this foundation. Without her support I would not be here today. Our passion and determination is key.