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Aug 16, 2016 4:09 PM ET

Archived: Christopher – Willard Sauce INC graphic design: My ultimate goal is to start a nonprofit offering space for historically marginalized youth to find their creativity

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 16, 2016


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Christopher’s story

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

Growing up I have always had an interest in art. My parents began to notice my abilities as early as 5 years old. They would take me on outings around Oakland and other places in The Bay to expose me to various inspirations. My parents made sure I had art supplies to keep me growing creatively. They also taught me and my siblings how to persevere regardless of my environment. Throughout the years I continued to develop my artistic skills. I went to college and there were times I almost didn’t want to finish but the family values I had wouldn’t let me stop. With a toddler, Being a full-time student and having a part-time job, I completed college majoring in motion graphic design and computer science.

As a single father of 2 artistic daughters, they look to me to teach them. They have inherited my artistic abilities, they love to draw, mold clay, and create. They look to me for guidance. I want to teach my daughters perseverance and the importance of business ownership. Most importantly, I want to teach them that there are no limits to what they can become. Being born and raised in Oakland there were opportunities for me to turn down the wrong path. But through the support of my family and the vision for my life, I am a success. For the past 6 years I have built my graphic design business. I have become a one stop shop for graphic designer service and more. I have captured intimate moments in maternity photography and I have commanded a room’s attention as a DJ. It is time for my business to expand and for me to set higher limits. 

This loan is special because:

It supports a socially-conscious entrepreneur based in Berkeley, CA.

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More about this loan

Business Description

My business, Willard Sauce INC, has afforded me the ability to have flexibility and freedom to be a full-time parent. The majority of my work happens at home. I would like to expand my business with office space with more equipment. I will be able to serve more clients in a more professional environment. My goal is to expand my vision of being a “one-stop shop” for clients. I already provide custom logo design, business cards, flyers, posters, banners, billboards, videos, photography, social media, event planning and promoting etc. More space with more equipment will expand my business and broaden my reach. My ultimate goal is to start a nonprofit offering space for historically marginalized youth to find their creativity.

What is the purpose of this loan?

I will use this loan to purchase: commercial grade printers, paper products, and a hydraulic cutter. I will upgrade my design software & equipment. I will obtain appropriate permits and licensing. Lastly, I will gain office space.

About Willard Sauce INC

Industry: Services
Years in operation: More than 5 years

A loan of $9,000 helps upgrade my outdated equipment & software.

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