A loan of $10,000 helped to pay for start-up costs, inventory such as shelving, and live animals.

Chad's story

Chad's Pet Shop, LLC started as a home-based business in November 2011. Chad's bird breeding experience, love for animals, and dream of opening his own business prompted him to move into a commercial space and open Chad's Pet Shop.

Chad is confident that his business will prosper as he fulfills a much needed service to the local community. "Thibodaux residents will no longer have to drive more than 30 miles to find a store that provides live pets and pet supplies because my store will offer quality and convenience to the public," explains Chad. Chad's future aspirations for his business is to open another store in the next two to four years, and eventually have three pet retail stores and two grooming/boarding facilities in Southeast Louisiana. Chad will use his Kiva loan for start-up costs and to purchase inventory and other supplies.

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