My name is Nicole I am originally from Hollywood Florida!!! I grew up with my Mother and Father and two sisters!!! I am the oldest and was always responsible for the care of my younger sisters! I loved the responsibility and being placed as a mini Mom. My Mother was a School Teacher and my Father was a Firefighter and Contractor! My Mother instilled Education in all of us and the importance of Family. My Father being of Bahamian Decent instilled in us the importance of having your own Business. You see my Father was a Firefighter for 3 days out of the week and he owned and worked his own Construction Company the rest of the week!! I so admired his Business Savy, his Contribution to the Community, his leadership Role and example to the Family! It was always clear watching my Mother and Father that I would one day own my own Business!! I always knew that I had something to share to teach to learn!! I went off to College and Studied Psychology and Business Management but kept the thought of Entrepreneurship in the back of my mind!! After College I started working in Management Consultant and was introduced to the World of Health and Beauty through a Customer!!! I fell in Love with Making People look and feel better through Skin Care and Cosmetics! You know its said that when you do something you love you are never really work!! So I was teaching Skin Care and Glamour on the side of my Full Time Job! My father saw the love I had for my new side gig and he encouraged me to step out Full time and start my own Beauty Studio! I did step out a year and a half later and was having Amazing Success! Still Fearful to fully step out and open my own studio I did weekly and monthly events at hotels and different pop up locations!! My father kept encouraging me to open my own studio and since he was a contractor he would help with all construction of the facility!! Still afraid of stepping out and owning a facility I kept doing pop up events!! Then my father became ill and passed away a year and half later!! Of course I then realized not only did I have to now make my father proud and just Do It; but I has missed my opportunity to have him be apart and help construct it!! So long story short BLUSH STUDIOS was created about 8 months ago to have a permanent space for teaching, training, and learning about Skin Care and Cosmetics!! Its been a Move of Faith, Growth, and Honoring my Father!! I can not wait to Bless the World with our Beautiful New Business and I am thankful for this site!! Thank you
This loan is special because:
More about this loan
Blush Studio is a safe haven for women to learn about Health and Beauty for the entire body!! The daily operation consist of skin care and Makeup classes from the Beginner to the Professional!! Monthly Seminars are held by Women Business Owners who come to speak about other topics concerning Women’s Health!! Topics include breast health, food choices, zumba classes, medical care and so much more!
I decided to start the Business over 2 years ago but we have been in operation for about 8 months!! I wanted a place where women could feel safe and we could tackle all of our daily issues and concerns together!!! Our Customers are all Women from Preteen to our Great Grandmothers and they are from all walks of life!!
Our Ultimate Goal is to Bless Women around the Globe with a Place they can call their own and meet to talk about their concerns!! I am most proud that I stepped out and did something out of my comfort zone and I know its going to Support so many Women!!
What is the purpose of this loan?
This loan will help by giving us the ability to really market our Business!! We are in need of proper signage for the Building, Marketing flyers, Mailers, and Website! The loan will also help to purchase much needed inventory, equipment and pay off Business Costs!
Years in operation: 1 year – 3 years