I’m the youngest of eleven children, raised in the poverty stricken South-Side of Chattanooga,TN in a neighborhood known as Alton Park where the odds by statistics were stack against me. Growing up in a single parent household my mother managed to work to two jobs to make sure we had food, clothes and a place to lay our heads and still be a great mother and for that I’m grateful. Facing violence on a daily basis weather its because of gangs fueling with each other,drug deals gone bad, or someone getting robbed or killed, I’ve seen it. I never was comfortable with seeing this in my community but I knew it was something I was going to deal with everyday so I made the best of my situation even though I faced temptations of dealing drugs, becoming involved in a gang/organization, sex & drug use, or becoming a high school drop out statistic. Going through that difficult time in my life brought that entrepreneurial spirit that was in me to the forefront. At that point I begin to transform my mind from a negative stand point to a positive one and that’s when I knew I would someday become a business owner. Through it all God blessed me to complete high school, go to college and have a family of my own. I have been fortunate enough to come back and work in the community where I once lived through a non-profit that’s been a part of the community for 60 plus years. During my time working in the community Royal Transportation became reality to me. My vision is to make Royal Transportation a household name in the transportation industry and give back and help communities such as the one I grew up in. I thank God for the transition he sent me through because I believe without it Royal Transportation wouldn’t been created and again for that I’m grateful.
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More about this loan
Royal Transportation was created and designed to offer transportation service to customers who are in need of a ride in the City of Chattanooga and surrounding areas. We offer transportation services to Chattanooga to Atlanta/ Atlanta to Chattanooga or Chattanooga to Nashville/ Nashville to Chattanooga Riding with different transportation companies over the years I knew there was a changed that needed to be made in the industry. I would always hear while riding how frustrated the customer was. The customer would voice how they wanted a comfortable, more affordable relaxing ride with perks but they didn’t have nothing to really choose from, so in 2014 that’s when Royal Transportation was birth so that customers needs could be taken care of while riding. All of our customers who rides with us enjoy wifi. massage cushions, complementary water, and bus/train pass if requested. The biggest challenge the business is facing is getting more fleet along with insurance to service the customers who are wanting to ride with Royal Transportation. If were able to purchase more fleet, Royal can offer more time slots to the customers. The goal for Royal in the future to come is to pour more resources into marketing and development so Royal Transportation becomes a household name in the community and southeastern region. More fleet will be added along with additional time slots for the customers. Tapping into other locations that would meet the needs of the customers will be another priority for Royal in the future. That is once we are well established in the current locations we are serving.
What is the purpose of this loan?
This loan will help me expand my footprint throughout the area by purchasing a vehicle that would cost 2800.00 and adding commercial insurance for the vehicle that would cost a total of 1550.00 and the remaining 650.00 will go towards marketing and equipment for the vehicles.
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year