Central Party & Costume Inc.
My husband and I were married in Maui and returned home to Washington state to hold a reception for family and friends. We looked into renting the items we needed but could not find anything locally or in good condition. We purchased the items ourselves and decided to start the party rental business to re-coop the money we had spent. Our initial inventory of ten tables, 100 chairs and a small tent has grown to include 1500 chairs, 250 tables and eight tents along with a retail store full of party supplies for purchase… Central Party & Costume is located in Ellensburg WA and our small town is home to Central Washington University and also a thriving agriculture community. We provide party rentals from table top items to canopy tents and everything in between. Our year round retail store is 4000 square feet filled with theme party wares, costumes, wigs and make-up. Halloween fills our store to the brim! We have rented temporary space in the past and would like to do so again this year but need some extra funding to get started. We would really appreciate the opportunity to obtain a loan that doesn’t charge high interest fees ( we have taken and paid off loans in the past) I have loaned numerous loans thru KIVA and I am really excited to borrow one for one myself!
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The business has two sides: Party rentals are the staple thru the summer months mostly. We sell party supplies, costumes, wigs, make up and balloons all year long. Halloween season is by far our busiest time. I do not hire outside help at this time so it is 100 percent a family affair! I would love to be able to hire some outside help in the future,
What is the purpose of this loan?
If I can secure some extra cash flow this upcoming Halloween season and open a separate location it will boost my next years profit and give me a chance to sell off extra inventory I’ve been paying to store! I would be able to hire an employee and also get a better sign made for the business.
Years in operation: More than 5 years