The business has outgrown my living room.
I'm moving into the garage!
However, it won't be a garage when I'm finished with it! Grouping together a Natural Salon, Natural Supply Store, and Vegan Kitchen! I'll be able to better serve my customers and expand for other entrepreneurs to have opportunities for growth too!
I've been in business now for over 17 years doing hair and providing quality natural products to the community. I woke up from a dream in January 2020 ready to move into my own building. I wanted a store, that i can do hair out of. If I could add a small kitchen (similar to how they add them in gas stations, that'll be perfect too!) However after the shut-down, growth and expansion seemed uncertain, until the plan to go to the garage! This location will permit the growth necessary for the next level, and make it easier to overcome the challenges of running a business in 2021. With the launch of Birchwood Jungle, this location will also be a platform for entrepreneurs who want to reach more customers.
Phase 1: See an Architect and Obtain Necessary Permits
Phase 2 used to be phase 1. However, Almighty had me read over the Building Code Laws and I'm glad I did. I wanna do things right! Permits are required for my project. 🤷♀️ I didn't know!
Phase 2: Redo the Roof and Gutters
The roof and gutters are getting replaced on the garage before we do anything. This way we can ensure the inside finish will be safe from weather damage.
Phase 3: Insulate and HVAC
We have to insulate and weatherize the garage. So we're cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Phase 4: Finish the Inside and Open for Business
Add the necessary components to open up for business in the garage for selling goods and doing hair.
Phase 5: Add a Kitchen
Add a stove, oven, sink, and other necessary equipment for a small kitchen area.
Phase 6: Add a patio/deck next to the garage for outdoor seating
Seating will be added for outdoor chill, overlooking the garden.
How You Can Support?
Click here to check out our fundraiser page to find creative ways to support this birthday wish coming to pass.