I took $2000 of my WGU financial aid money purchased parts, signage, equipment, ran a few social media ads and the Urban League financially backed my first-months lease to start my first brick and mortar location inside of Hanes Mall in December. As I reviewed my sales figures for the past eight months of solely running and operating The Geek In Heels, LLC, working seven days a week, I have serviced 497 clients and grossed $47K. Taking all that I have made and putting it back into my business daily to purchase parts, pay for space and hire staff has not been easy but it has been a learning experience. In the past few weeks, I have seen an increase in demand for my services; unfortunately, I have not been able to meet the need due to lack of parts and staff. As I look ahead with plans to scale up my business I have come to the realization that I cannot get to the next level by continuing to bootstrap.
Scaling a business means setting the stage to enable and support growth in your company. It means having the ability to grow without being hampered. It requires planning, some funding, the right systems, staff, processes, and technology. Having serviced nearly 500 clients in eight months, alone, imagine how many more that Geek In Heels could service with staff, having parts in inventory, a bigger storefront and acquiring certification to become an Authorized Apple Repair location? The possibilities are endless. I'm ready to grow and truly appreciate the continued support from the community to help me get to the next level.
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