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Mobile Curbside Cuts & Styles of Michigan

I will deliver quality haircuts and hairstyles to individuals that have limited mobility, due to being disabled, elderly,and veterans.

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Mobile Curbside Cuts & Styles of Michigan entends to solve the problem of  having long wait times, crowded barbershops/hair salons and loud and noisy atmosphere in traditional salons, for individuals who have limited mobility, due to age and health conditions.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Mobile Curbside Cuts & Styles of Michigan is designed to service individuals that are immobile or are faced with limited mobility. My model solves the problem elderly, disabled and seniors, including any veterans may be faced with going into traditional barbershops/hair salons. These problems include loud and noisy atmospheres, long wait times for services and or maybe inappropriate conversations from younger staff. My model is entended to provide comfortable and convenient ways of receiving haircare needs, which includes haircuts, beard & mustache trims, bang trims, perms and roller sets. These services are available to all ethnicities, ages and genders.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Fully Scaled - you have already scaled your solution and are exploring new use cases

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

I am a licensed cosmetologist in the State of Michigan. I am currently participating in the MVE-CO-Starters Program at GVSU, with Julie Cowie, for help launching new small businesses. I’m also working with a mentor, Jeremiah Weidmayer, jeridmayer@ft.newyorklife.com, from New York Life for my financial investment plans. As my model generates a bigger clientele base, I intend to recruit a second stylist.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Funding Request

  • $50,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

I am relying on my mentor, Jeremiah Weidmayer to assist me in decision making, when it comes to how to spend the funds awarded to me and where to spend the funds awarded to pilot my business model. With the renovations necessary, and the tools and products needed to provide quality cuts and styles, this will ensure happy clients, as well as repeat clients. If I cut 6 haircuts per day, at $23 for 5 days, 4 weeks a month, I will generate $2760 per month, for 12 months, will bring $33,120 annually. Prices vary depending on services rendered.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

I measure the amount of repeat customers, the standing appointments I create from providing quality haircuts and styles. Giving my clients choices, and valuing their feedback puts a smile on their faces, and trust in their hearts. Illuminate-SKLD-MUSKEGON, is a facility with 107 beds. I render standing appointment services to 20% of its populations every 4-6 weeks. As I market and advertise in Kent County, I can produce a higher profit to boost revenue monthly.

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Photo of Tom Bulten
Team

Hi Olympia: I'm one of the facilitators on the forum. Thank you for submitting a proposal to the City of Tomorrow Challenge. --It sounds like a unique and important service: home delivery of hair care! Can you add a photo to the proposal? That will help it stand out.

Photo of Olympia Nelson
Team

Hello Tom, I am very excited about my business idea. Yes, I can upload a photo to help my idea stand out.