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Total loan: $6,500

Kelly

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Austin, TX, United States / Retail

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A loan helped relocate my woman-owned business of 6 years and hire staff.


Kelly's story

In mid-February I discovered that the salon suites where my business was located was scheduled to be demolished and turned into (you guessed it) condos. 35 small businesses were displaced because of this. When COVID hit in March, I packed up my studio in three days and put everything into a storage unit. In my eternal optimism, I signed a lease on a new space in April. I have spent my blood, sweat, and tears into building out this former dental office into the Moonage Daydream Esthetics sanctuary it is meant to become. I signed a 7 year lease knowing that I will be expanding my offering of medical esthetics, paramedical tattooing and setting up areas for laser and injectables. I offer skin care treatments as well as cosmetic and paramedical tattooing (such as scar camouflage and areola restoration tattooing). I want to add laser and be able to provide financing options for those who cannot afford them. I also would like to offer free tattoo removal for domestic violence/ sex trafficking victims as well as former inmates.