223 Web Studio
I grew up in a small town in Maryland. My father worked very hard to support my family and always strived towards improving the future for all of us. He became his own boss. I learned from that experience early on which excited me with the entrepreneurial spirit. I had a deep passion to design through art and technology. I remember always having a notepad beside me so I could sketch and draw, whether caricatures or technical drawings. There is such a profound feeling that you get when you envision something in your mind and allow that to flow onto paper. I was fascinated by technology even when the personal computer was just an imagination in someone’s mind. I think the blending of art and technology has provided me with the ultimate ability to feed the creative juices within me and therefore led to my pursuit into the design field. After years of working for others I forged my way back to school to earn a degree in Computer Information Systems. At that point I made the decision to venture out on my own.
I started my web design business, 223 Web Studio. Working from my basement and with only a couple of clients, I began my adventure as an entrepreneur. Once again, I was able enjoy my love of design, but now incorporate that into creating websites for other businesses that needed a web presence. I invite the opportunity to be able to develop something from a sketch and turn it into a completed work that allows other small business owners the opportunity to present themselves to the world.
I plan to broaden my business services by increasing branding strategy locally and online. I look forward to continuing my work and supporting other businesses in the future.
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223 Web Studio has been in existence for over 10 years, serving start-up companies, small businesses and non-profit organizations. I have designed and built hundreds of websites for companies all across the globe. My passion for designing and building websites for small businesses and non-profits has grown out of a deep desire to use my talents to help other companies establish a professional and effective online presence. Many of my clients are still working with me even after a decade.
My business services include the following:
Web design and development Website hosting and support Ecommerce Online forms management Domain registration Online branding strategies Ongoing website maintenance
Many of my clients include non-profit organizations that need the ability to perform fundraising efforts and campaigns. I help these organizations with e-commerce solutions such as PayPal support to manage and control online donations and online transactions. This is very rewarding as I know ultimately this is supporting their customers and those in need.
I also work directly with entrepreneurs and start-up companies that may not have the initial capital and resources by offering discounted services to allow them the opportunity to gain a web presence. I truly understand how tough it can be as a new business so to be able to help out someone in the ‘same boat’ is very rewarding.
My mission is to help other entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits to support their quest for success. Nothing is more rewarding than providing my services to support not only local businesses in the area, but to transcend across boundaries online to help other businesses and non-profits globally as well. Their success means that I have done my job to the best of my abilities and therefore we all can share in our accomplishments.
What is the purpose of this loan?
The loan will help pay for an updated computer components and software that will allow me to increase productivity and improve design and development of projects ($500)
The remaining loan amount will go towards working capital for my business such as leasing servers and building infrastructure. ($2,000)
I expect to increase revenue by 50% through the increased capital and updated technology.
Years in operation: More than 5 years