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ms ts tasty treats/royalty rides

Name: tonya massie

Location: mckeesport, PA 

Type of Business:
provide rides & hot healthy meals to your home/work

What does your business do?
My business provides free/low-cost rides/meals to single/parents/veterans

When and why did you start the biz?
March 2018 i started my business because there is a great need for these services in & around my community, i am a single parent myself & i know that if these services were available to me when i was raising my daughter our daily lives would have been far less complicated & i am passionate about serving those that are in need

How Many People are in your Company?

Where's your office?
kitchen table for now, but i am in the process of purchasing a food truck to expand our services, i am using my private vehicle for now but also working on expanding to purchase a larger vehicle as well

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
getting funded for the larger purchases as i am in the process of rebuilding my credit from past mistakes years ago

What's the most fun part?
seeing the smiles on the faces of the children & also the sheer gratitude from the veterans that were not expecting my services

Anything you would have done differently?
kept my credit @ A1 status over the years

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
reaching more people in need of my services & growing my business to be able to employ those in need & continuing to build relationships with businesses that are of like mind

What advice do you have for others?
always be true to yourself, never burn bridges, keep your focus on what you are most passionate about, never doubt yourself, live your life to serve others & know that we all have a purpose

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
i will be using idea cafe to build relationships & be able to share my vision with others that may also want to be able to give back as well & that want to venture out to new places that they may have never thought they could be of service

School (where, still in school, degree)?
icm shool of business associates degree in business management/medical assisting management

Prior jobs or business?
healthcare customer service secretarial services

Favorite Food?

What are your pets' names?

Do any of these pets help with your biz?

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
i have wanted to start my own business for many years, there hasn't been any particular person or event that has taken me to this point, i simply want to be able to reach more people that have a need for my services & to be able to expand my ideas further

Anyone you publicly want to thank?
my mother for always telling me that i can do all things through Christ that strengthens me & always giving more than she received & always giving without expecting anything in return

Contact Info:
tonya massie
1805 Duquesne ave
mckeesport, PA 15132


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