Pamela’s Gifted Hands
My name is Pamela Williams from Chicago, IL now living in sunny Arizona. Wife and mother of 4, grandmother of 17, and now great grandmother of 3. I am starting a new chapter in my life as business owner. I’ve always made baskets for special occasions my children came to me and said, “mom you make beautiful baskets why don’t you make a business out of it since you’re out of work”. That’s what I did . My thoughts for the future would like to have a storefront where people can come and pick items they want in a basket prepare it for then to pick up and provide gift wrapping services as well.
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More about this loan
I started my business after being laid off of work last year. I gift wrap items for customers and also make made to order baskets in addition I have ready-made baskets for all occasions. My most popular basket is”Trunk” baskets for college bound students it is like a freshmen’s starter kit. I have baskets for babyshowers, mothers day, and bereavement baskets. But the possibilities are endless. My biggest challenge right now is having the materials on hand for customized orders. It just helps the flow of business if I could start on the order right away. My goals for my business are to start a non for profit side where we provide trunk baskets to college bound student who are less fortunate to be able to have the essentials they need to get through their first year of school.
What is the purpose of this loan?
I would help me by having the working capital to purchase the materials I need to have on hand to make my business more efficient. Also gives me an opportunity to clear up debt that I have in the business.
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year