My name is Nadirah Bannister. Originally from Queens, New York, residing in Atlanta for the last 10 years. My family was not the typical one but very supportive. I was the third of 5 children. We were raised by my mothers first cousin who was a single parent with 3 children of her own. She worked a lot in order to financially support the household and received very little assistance for us. As the saying goes although we had it rough we always had enough.
Despite many challenges I was able to attain my GED and go on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. I have been an LPN since 2002. Currently 38 and a single mother of 3 children of my own. I have struggled with my one income household for many years and decided to try something new.
Shabazz Home Solutions, Inc. is a cleaning company that has been in business for a little over year now. We recently became incorporated. I am the owner and up until about a month ago, I still worked part-time as a nurse. I decided to go at it full time, and have been doing very well. In this short time I have been able to secure about 6 customers that have their homes cleaned on a weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly basis. I m able to sustain my personal needs and bills with the income the business brings in. I have a vision for my business to become a franchise that provides jobs for single struggling mothers and helps the community by providing families with an affordable cleaning service. My wish is to allow busy, working parents to be able to spend more time with their significant others and children, as well as to provide the elderly who are physically challenged with a clean home.
The money I receive will be used for hiring an additional employee, advertisement, and equipment leasing. My goal is to eventually obtain about 500,000.00 from investors or loans. With this larger amount I will be securing a property with a storefront and small adjoining warehouse. I will hire 3 full time and 3 part time employees. I will lease 5 fleet vehicles for the company and build a model franchise.
Due to the fact that I am the only employee at this time I am unable to attain more customers because I will be unable to meet their needs. I am already gaining on average about 1-2 customers a month just by word of mouth.