Karen Roberts opened HauteButch in April 2012 after she had been having a hard time finding clothes that she actually wanted to wear. She is filling a huge need that has yet to be satisfied by providing gender neutral and masculine clothes that are made to fit women. She is a U.S. Navy Veteran, and “It’s an easier transition to business ownership than veterans might think.”
She says her loan was a “game changer”. “Our loan with Veteran Launch came at a point where we needed more capital to produce more inventory. Our sales were starting to go down because we didn’t have all the sizes and styles our customers were looking for,” Karen recalls. “It was a pleasant surprise to be funded by Veteran Launch. I felt really supported during the process – like they really wanted to help us.”
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