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Jul 31, 2016 5:02 PM ET

Archived: Lavaisa – NYC Dessert Delivery: NYCDessertDelivery.com will cater to thousands of New York City college students, urban professionals and families with disposable income and a sweet tooth.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 31, 2016


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Lavaisa’s story

I’m very proud to say I’m the first person in my family to graduate from college and now I’m an entrepreneur! I was raised in New York City and in May 2016, graduated with a Bachelor’s in English from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas and in Fall 2016, I will begin a Doctoral program in English at University of California, Riverside.

After growing up in New York City, a fast paced metropolis, chock full of the convenience of access to a mélange of countless cuisines and the luxury of many speedy delivery options, the culture shock of a slower paced, small city was palpable.

My sorority sisters, roommates, classmates and I spent countless nights seeking out treats to satisfy our midnight munchies and were often unsuccessful and frustrated.

In my junior year in college, I became the Brand Manager for Karen’s Body Beautiful, a manufacturer of natural personal care products and also began a rigorous apprenticeship program studying entrepreneurship under Karen Tappin, the CEO. After analyzing the business opportunity in offering same day and pre-scheduled delivery of delicious desserts until 1am*, throughout New York City, I realized I discovered an untapped and potentially lucrative market.

My business advisor, Karen Tappin, started a similar business- Karen’s Delicious Deliveries, when she was a 17 year old freshman at the University of Virginia in 1993- prior to the advent of the internet and social media and today, with technology being so ubiquitous, with her expertise and mentorship, I will hit the ground running!

NYCDessertDelivery.com will cater to thousands of New York City college students, urban professionals and families with disposable income and a sweet tooth.

*Delivery until 1am on Friday & Saturday 

This loan is special because:

It helps a young entrepreneur expand her dessert delivery business in Brooklyn, New York.

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More about this loan

Business Description

NYCDessertDelivery.com will launch in August 2016 and customers will be able to order desserts and select same day delivery until 1am* or schedule future deliveries for special events and holidays, such as Mother’s Day, casual get togethers or that random, late night craving. Initially will use our website, NYCDessertDelivery.com, but and other avenues like Seamless and GrubHub, after we’ve completed a successful soft opening and perfected all of our systems and processes.

*Delivery until 1am on Friday & Saturday

What is the purpose of this loan?

I am requesting a loan for $10K to fund the following: – website design and development – inventory – refrigerator – marketing collateral – van signage – Facebook advertising

About NYC Dessert Delivery

Industry: Services
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year

A loan of $10,000 helps fund the startup costs for my dessert delivery business.

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