rennes

4.24.2014

red 

 looking forward to doing a photo shoot this weekend with lots of new stuff! i just got 30 bags in the mail, it's such a foreign idea to think about just taking something off the shelf and mailing it right away!  exciting!

i've been entirely pre-occupied with getting a business loan - i finally submitted my application a week and a half ago, i'm just waiting to hear back.  (a weekend has been a foreign concept the past few months- fun, what's that?!).  i'm nervous, what if it doesn't go through?  what if it's not good enough?  there are so many design start ups now it's hard to think about standing apart anymore.  i greatly admire people who start from scratch and have that courage without their own financial backing.   i read an interview recently about a store that i like: they worked hard, put a business plan together, and then went through the SBA to get a loan and they are now quite successful in business.  those are the kinds of stories i wish i heard more about.




6 comments:

Bella said...

Good luck with the loan! I'm inspired by your style and love the things you make. They'd be crazy to turn you down!

erica said...

Crossing fingers everything goes smoothly for you!

julia said...

thanks so much for the support! i appreciate it :)

M Y R T L E said...

Would you mind sharing which store you read about? I also did a business plan and got an SBA loan (though it took so long to get I was in business before it came through!) and I like to read those kinds of things myself. So many creative business only talk about the ideas and not the finances but they are equally important! Wishing you a good response and a quick answer on your application!!

M Y R T L E said...

Would you mind sharing which store you read about? I also did a business plan and got an SBA loan (though it took so long to get I was in business before it came through!) and I like to read those kinds of things myself. So many creative business only talk about the ideas and not the finances but they are equally important! Wishing you a good response and a quick answer on your application!!

Cameron said...

If they're reading your blog (have you told them about this?), then they should get the idea that you know what you're doing, and that the money is safe in your hands. Ultimately, their decision depends if they think you can successfully pay back the loan. I dunno if you've explained to them on how you'll do that, but I figured that was the gist of your proposal to them. Good luck!
Cameron Scott @ ImmediateCapital.com