My name is Michelle Grimes and I am the owner of CarmieCakes, a home licensed bakery where I specialize in custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and cakepops! I started my home business in April of last year, shortly after the passing of my mom, Carmelita "Carmie" Sams. My mom lost her battle to cancer just 3 weeks after diagnosis, and after her passing I made a promise to myself and my 3 children that I will spend the rest of my life doing what I love, just like my mom did when she was here. Being a cake artist and entrepreneur is a great passion of mine, and having my own commercial bakery location is my dream. After starting my home bakery, with the help of my loyal customers and word of mouth advertising, my business has outgrown my home kitchen. I am currently looking for a commercial store front to grow my business. I have a couple locations of interest, but unfortunately I do not have all of the funds to make my dream come true. I need at least 25k for renovation, equipment, start up inventory, a delivery truck, and hired help. Any amount you can give would be EXTREMELY appreciated! If you can, please help me make my dream of having a commercial store front come true! Thank you!!!