Total loan: $6,500


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Far Rockaway, NY, United States / Services

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Jose's story

We service all kinds of customers no matter their race, ethnicity, background, or sexual orientation. We are handicapped accessible and strive for excellence in our personal care field. We provide hair needs such as braids, wigs, haircuts, or just simply lending an ear to someone who wants to talk. I decided to take over this business at the beginning of covid19 In March of 2020. I was employed as a barber and was told that due to the covid19 closing of the business the owner would no longer keep it. I felt attached to this business because as a barber we get to know people on a very personal level. We experience everything from their child being born to weddings to their loved ones passing. It's a business that is in the neighborhood I grew up in. The biggest challenge by far has been the struggle to maintain a business during the covid19 pandemic. Everyone has different views and opinions as to how to get past this. Much like all of our customers. They come front different parts of the world and different religions, ethnicity, and social classes. My goal is to have a profitable business that any one member of our community can be proud to say that we are a beacon to them, their families, and our community for the help and services we provide to them. This business has been in operation a little over a year and what I'm most proud of is the fact that during a pandemic we have been able to help our community with little financial assistance. We assisted organizations in handing masks and PPE to the residents of our community. I am proud to say that we provide service to any person no matter where they came from.