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Total loan: $7,500
Brooklyn, NY, United States / Retail
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Tennille's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped fund the purchase of dog hoodie inventory + printing services to create our dog hoodies. It also helps with some targeted marketing for the hoodies.
I grew up in Michigan and have always been a lover of animals. I've always had pets and have always viewed them (especially dogs) as such an important part of my life. I moved to NYC in 1999 after college to work in the advertising industry and instantly fell in love with the city. The curiosity of everyone to pursue and fill their dreams in so many different ways was inspiring to me. My inspiration was to create beautiful products for people that love their pets like I do, as well as provide resources to help homeless animals. Through that passion, the desire to bring the Jaxx Hound brand to life was ignited. An example of my entrepreneurial spirit would be from about 10 years ago, where I assisted a women's handbag designer that had a small line out of Brooklyn. I helped her develop her line with a local manufacturer, market and PR the brand and research consumer patterns and behaviors. I did all of this with her for free because I had such passion to work in this space because I was craving to learn more about the back end of the business. Since working with that brand, I now am partnered with the same manufacturer she used. I maintained a loyal relationship with them over the years and they have been a fantastic partner to produce the Jaxx Hound products at the highest level of quality.