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Total loan: $15,000
San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico / Retail
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A loan helped me keep my team growing in order to better service the professional beauty industry.
I was in the professional beauty industry for 20 years. It was a family business that was started by my parents, and me in the warehouse. I climbed though the ranks working almost every position until I ended up running the biggest distributor in the Caribbean. Was a committee member at the Beauty And Barber Supply Institute which steered the professional beauty industry to the point of legislating in Congress. Grew the business from representing 10 professional product lines to representing 24 in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. Left to start another business and I was pulled back in this year to help a friend I helped start his own beauty distribution business years ago. That rekindled the flame. I Love the industry! Behind every successful person out there, there’s a beauty professional in charge of their image. That’s the power of our industry. Always changing and evolving with new tendencies and styles.