Susan was awesome. She was one of the few people that took the time to explain things to me in the very beginning. Most would say the SBA loan process is not easy, but Susan and the whole team at Dogwood made it as easy as possible. Susan was so real and personable – she seemed to actually really care about my business and me. I would hands down recommend her and Dogwood to other small businesses.
All Inspired Boutique is a women’s clothing store, offering a curated collection of clothing, accessories, home décor, and gifts. The boutique has two locations in Johns Creek and Alpharetta, Georgia. Not just a place to buy clothing, All Inspired Boutique also offers one-on-one design consulting, for your home and your wardrobe. Because the boutique orders in limited quantities, customers can always expect unique, fresh product. Business owner Karen Brown designed the shop and experience to be different from the typical store, treating customers as friends, with the ultimate goal of helping women feel like their best selves, no matter what is going in their lives.
After many years spent working in corporate America, Karen was ready for something new. She decided to pursue the boutique as a fresh and exciting challenge, and an opportunity to build something with her daughter and create a legacy for her kids. While Karen had initially planned to start the boutique from scratch, she eventually decided to pursue the route of an acquisition – an already established business that would begin producing revenue from the get-go. Karen was introduced to Business Lending Specialist Susan Battle through her business broker, who took the time to talk with and advise Karen on the business. Six months later, when it was time to pursue an SBA loan, Karen chose to work with Susan due to this initial impression, and together they secured an SBA 7(a) loan for the Business Acquisition. The loan also provided Karen with extra working capital, allowing her to start out on solid footing in the store’s slow season and purchase inventory for the coming busy months.
For more information on the SBA Program and to get to know Business Lending Specialist, Susan Battle, explore our website! At Dogwood State Bank, we’re committed to your success and walk alongside our borrowers every step of the way.