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Total loan: $8,500


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Edgewood, MD, United States / Retail

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Sequoia's story

I am an enthusiastic entrepreneur that has a passion for transforming women's hair and lives by helping them realize the potential they have within. Over many years I have helped to help build and grow local businesses with my knowledge achieved while earning a Business Management Degree. I have over 20 years of experience in customer service, client retention, money management, financial services, and training. As a Software Trainer and Supervisor I have gained an expertise in training and client retention while working for a major payroll company for more than 13 years. All of my passions were brought full circle when I receive a call from a close friend that had a business opportunity to connect with a well know Founder of Diva By Cindy Hair Care, Cindy Tawiah. From this call, I was offered the opportunity to own a Diva By Cindy Hair Care franchise store located at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport in Baltimore, MD. This store has allowed me to hire young women and men that are striving the better themselves and change their lives. They are able to learn sales, customer service, and management skills. Being able to open this store is rare because our specialty is Black Hair Care. This group is often overlooked in the tourism industry. Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport's Launch Pad program giving me the ability to sell our products is history in the making.