One more time
Years of experience in working for major companies in managing and merchandising led Jovanka to the realization that she should be using her skills to make a better and more fulfilling life for herself.
In 2017 Jovanka opened La Beauty Room and have been working hard ever since to make it into the business of her dreams. She went to bank after bank trying to get the help she needed to expand her business, but after dealing with really long processes and poor service, Jovanka was running out of options for the financial assistance she would need to make her business grow.
Taking the steps
Ever the proactive entrepreneur, Jovanka went to a networking event where she heard about Qredits and decided to try one more time. “Everyone knows that getting help on St. Maarten for a business is hard. The banks wanted me to take out this huge loan that I would have to be paying off for many years, but that isn’t what I wanted. Once I heard about Qredits I decided to give it a chance and reached out to them to find out more.”
Before getting her loan, Jovanka struggled with keeping up with the demand for items in her store. “Clients would come in all the time looking for certain items, but I never had enough stock to keep up. I would have to wait until I sold an item in order to have the money to order more stock.” This way of working left many of Jovanka’s clients unhappy, and so she knew that she had to find a way to fix it. Since getting her loan from Qredits, Jovanka has been able to afford large orders of stock to ensure that her shelves are always filled and ready for the next potential customer. “ I can now keep up with the demand and from my clients, while also expanding my business to include more unique pieces. Whether it is in makeup, bags, accessories or even gourmet popcorn, I always have something new and different to offer my clients.”
Trust the process
Working with Qredits was a different experience for Jovanka. As someone that is used to the way that banks work on the island she was pleasantly surprised with how easy the process was. “ The entire staff was very friendly and professional. They informed me about the conditions of the loan, the documents that I would need and answered all of my questions. Everything was very easy to understand and I was able to get the loan I needed.”