Total loan: $10,000
Vancouver, WA, United States / Arts
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A loan helped us secure a lease for a retail space and outfit it with equipment and inventory, thus enabling us to provide services outside of wedding and event floral design.
Having grown up as an only child with parents who had to move on a fairly regular basis, I was always acclimating to a new state, a new school, and making new friends. I developed a strength for being comfortable with change and taking risks. I saw a lot of value in the discomfort involved in each move and learned that great opportunities came about from these major changes that many may be afraid to face. I am sure these experiences enabled me to take a risk in starting this business and, furthermore, to take the leap to expanding the business. Before taking the leap, I sought to gain a lot of experience by working for other floral retail businesses for over a decade. With this experience under my belt, I feel confident in moving forward to this next step. From this expansion, I have dreams of expanding to a larger piece of land, growing my own flowers, and providing more in depth courses in painting, floral arranging, wellness, herbalism and foraging. This is our first step to achieving the bigger dream.