Posts Tagged ‘Houston’

Mary Thi-Bich Tran

Posted on: December 11th, 2013 by swebadmin No Comments
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Mary resides in Houston, Texas and has operated Icon Nails Spa for more than five years.  The business, located in a busy strip mall, where ladies and men can shop and relax as they have their nails and toes treated at the spa.

In 2008, Mary received an Liftfund small business loan to launch and continue her dream as a woman business owner.  Accion holds America’s largest microloan portfolio.  The Accion loan helped Mary take her business from a dream to a reality.  After five years of business she is still going strong and came back to Accion for another business loan to purchase furniture for the nail shop.

With five full and part-time employees, Mary keeps herself busy managing and running the day-to-day business.  She wanted to do a quick makeover and purchase new updated sitting area furniture for her waiting room.  She came to Accion and received a microloan that allowed her to purchase the furniture, give her store a new look, and make her business more presentable.

Mary believes the new look will increase business sales, sustain jobs in her community, and allow her to hire two additional full and part-time employees in the near future.

Martin Dale

Posted on: December 11th, 2013 by swebadmin No Comments
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Martin has an established business he has owned for three years, performing outdoor construction; creating decks, patios, arbors, verandas, gazebos, fountains, fire pits, outdoor kitchens and more. Operated by only himself, Martin needed additional help and decided to hire two employees. Through the funds of a $5,450 loan from Liftfund, Martin will hire a receptionist to stay in the office and a salesman. With his 15 years of experience, Martin strives to be the best at what he does, making his business motto: “We do it right, or not at all.” Though his business is based out of his hometown of Spring, Texas, Martin serves all of the greater Houston area. View his website for photos on past work: