Total loan: $10,000
San Jose, CA, United States / Retail
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A loan helped us purchase a floral fridge, furniture, new POS system, and hiring help for our expanding floral shop.
Growing up in the Bay Area I saw my parents struggle to find their footing as 1st generation immigrants trying to make a decent living. They went from working various blue collar jobs to working in tech and then to operating and owning their own business. While I couldn't quite appreciate giving up my precious summer days to help out at the family business during my early teen years, I have grown to appreciate the valuable lessons I've learned during those years. Post college I started my career in a more traditional sense of working in education and then in tech but I always knew that someday I wanted to take more ownership of my work life much like my parents did. While it took a tragic accident for me to quit my day job, I see it as a blessing in disguise as it allowed me the time and space to consider what was important to me and the opportunity to pursue my passions. Today I am the happy co-owner of a plant shop in the heart of Downtown San Jose and looking to expand in the next year. My dream in the future is to own a plant cafe that serves as a safe container to host community gatherings, talks, and workshops.