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IdeaCafe's 16th Small Business Grant Finalists - Smokey Crystal
Smokey Crystal

Anna Calhoun

Owner of Smokey Crystal

Woodhaven MI | http://www.smokeycrystal.com

What does your business do?

Smokey Crystal is a metaphysical store selling candles, incense, crystals, and more to the Southeast Michigan area. We also offer classes, spiritual counseling, and other services to those in need.

How would you use the grant money?

The money would be used to pay off debt that occurred after road construction hit our street right before the harsh Michigan weather hit last year. It would also be used to obtain more stock & advertising to increase customer interest and avoid another financial downturn.

What would the grant enable you to do that you can't now?

The grant would enable us to pay off our debt so we can increase stock and subsequently customer interest. After last year's road construction and harsh winter we fell behind on bills that the year's sales did not sufficiently rectify due to low inventory before this year's winter arrived.

If Idea Cafe's Grant helps your biz reach greater success, how will you "pay it forward" to help others in some way?

We love to help others through advice, guidance, direction, and insight through conversation and/or our free library. Having the grant would allow us to continue this effort and we would be honored to spread the message about the wonderful gift we were given through this program.

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