Total loan: $5,000


Swartz Creek, MI, United States / Retail

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A loan helped me to purchase inventory and advertise.

Sharlene's story

I grew up in Flint, Michigan. Some of my favorite places to go were the "mom and pop" small businesses due to their uniqueness of style and personal attention given to customers. This helped me to build my business model. I love art! The creation of art is very personal for me. It gives me mental and spiritual peace when I create. Through the creation and selling of my art, I have gained confidence in all aspects of my life. It has been my goal to share that experience ever since. I opened my art supply store with the goal of drawing in artists and those who enjoy art. I educate people about the tools and materials that will help them create art that they are happy with and make educated decisions about their purchases. My space is decorated in the art of my students and some guest artists. I want my students to know their work is appreciated. My hope is to encourage and help artists develop their own style.