Total loan: $8,000
Pittsburgh, PA, United States / Services
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A loan helped me to grow my business by hiring steady employees.
I got inspired to pursue my own business when I was working hard for another cleaning company and the boss would always say that one day I could have my own company. His praise nourished a dream to have my own business that had started 20 years before, but I never had the confidence to pursue. With his encouragement, I started doing my research on which way I wanted to go: franchise or independent. Independent was the route I chose. I knew being an independent operator would be more challenging, but I wanted to be able to learn all aspects of the business and put that knowledge to use as I grow the business. Ever since I decided to go independent, all kind of leads have been presented to me, so I think I made the right choice. One of those opportunities was getting a Kiva loan for some of my initial expenses. It was really helpful because I got my first job the next month. Then, in July of 2019, I got my first large job - I became the primary clear of a large residential complex. Prestige Professional Cleaning is on our way to becoming recognized as a local leader in Pittsburgh residential and commercial services. One of my personal goals is to make good paying jobs available to community members so they can provide for their families.