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Total loan: $10,000


New York, NY, United States / Services

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A loan helped me hire new worker & grow the business. We pride ourselves on our diversity. We hire those, who traditional businesses overlook. Of our 4 employees, 2 are LGBT, 1 is African Am., and 1 is a woman returning to work.

Brian's story

I was born is a post-industrial steel town in Western PA to a single mother and two sisters. From this, I learned the value of hard work, but as a gay kid in a hyper-masculine environment, I never fit in. I had to get out, and I knew I wanted a better life. I graduated at the top of my class at Carnegie Mellon, and went to work with a number of large companies like P&G, J&J, Pfizer, etc.. As I climbed the ladder, I realized that the creativity and willingness to try new things, grew less and less. After 20 years, I left my corporate life. I started Cairns Consulting, which focused mainly on doing the things I love innovation and new launches. After being a business owner for a few years, I started helping other small businesses like myself, and I had a real awakening. There are thousands of people doing what I love, creating, who could use my experience to make those things come to life. It was so refreshing to work with this creative energy in an open-minded environment. I felt so appreciated and valued, and that's why I started ProStrategix. I know that servicing this community isn't the way to get rich, but it is the best way that I can give back.