Great Lakes Tonics, LLC
My name is Stacy Jurich. I am a 30 year old woman running a small business in Toledo, Ohio. I have been an activist and entrepreneur since I was a blossoming student at The Ohio State University. Since graduation, I have been a community organizer of countless projects, non-profits, and grassroots movements. I have traveled the country, solo, in a 1981 Mercedes that ran on vegetable oil. I am committed to living a conscious and happy life while bettering those around me. After a decade of learning and self-exploration, I have settled into a venture that challenges me, allows me to express my passions, and serve my community. Thank you for reading my story!
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Great Lakes Tonics is the parent company to Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic, a small-batch, botanically-inspired kombucha. I have been brewing kombucha since living in Hawaii in 2010. My passion organically grew into a business, and I am now selling Boochy Mama’s in over 20 restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and yoga studios in Toledo and Ann Arbor. I have recently moved into a new production facility with its own storefront and am working with a food scientist to perfect the brewing and to increase production efficiency. The possibilities for growth for Great Lakes Tonics are endless…with financial support.
What is the purpose of this loan?
This loan will refinance approximately $19,000 of startup costs that I have incurred in the first year of my business. This will allow me to consolidate my payments which will allow more revenue to be spent on buying more ingredients and growing the amount of kombucha I can produce. I will also have more money on hand to be able to expand the equipment that is used for the bottling process.
Years in operation: 1 year – 3 years
A loan of $10,000 helps Stacy refinance my debt and develop the retail storefront within my production facility.