San Francisco, CA
My name is Rixi Martinez and I am from Nacaome Valle in Honduras. I moved to America in the year 2000, and I left my parents and four boys there. I wanted to try and get a better life for them, and now I send money back home to them.
I was working in a gas station at nights for 4 years, never taking a day off. Then in the mornings I would go to flea markets and sell things to try and make some more money. Then I started selling at flea markets full-time -- 7 days a week. All this time I was dreaming of being my own boss, and now I have my own business -- Rixi's Boutique. Although I still work 7 days a week!
In the future, if it's possible, I would love to open another shop in a different location -- so I would have two, or even more!
My shop is called Rixi's Boutique. I opened it in December of 2011. It is located in the Mission district of San Francisco. I sell jewelry, makeup, clothes, perfume, and many other things.
My biggest challenge is to grow my business. Advertising and marketing will really help me.
It is great that my work now allows me to do what I love -- like meeting and getting to know different people.
This loan would be used to paint the inside and outside of my shop. It would also be used to buy mannequins and inventory. The painting will cost about $1,000. The mannequins cost $200 each, and I want 2, so this will cost $400 in total. The remaining $1,600 will be spent on inventory.
More than 5 years
I used to sell at the flea market, and this is where I met Rixi. She used to buy from me very often, so I know her very well from that. Then I used to also buy from her, because she was also selling at the flea market. I am still buying things from Rixi today -- like perfumes, makeup, jewelry, etc.
Rixi is very hard-working and she is very entrepreneurial -- she is always looking for opportunities to grow her business and make money. I really trust her, and we have been friends for a long time. She is a very honest person, with strong morals. She is a quiet, responsible person who never bothers anyone.
First, she wants to start by painting inside and outside so the boutique looks more attractive to customers. And she wants to use the rest to buy mannequins and more merchandise. This will help her by increasing her sales, because people will see that she is selling more things.
A loan of $3,000 helps me to paint my shop, and buy mannequins and inventory.
About Rixi's Boutique
- Retail - General
- Years in Operation:
- 6 months - 1 year
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- Trustee Type:
- Third Tier trustee
- South San Francisco, CA
- On Zip Since:
- Apr 14, 2012
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Rixi is very hard-working and she is very entrepreneurial -- she is always looking for opportunities to grow her business and make money. I really trust her, and we have been friends for a long time. She is a very honest person, with strong morals. She is a quiet, responsible person who never bot...