Voyage Chicago (July 18, 2017) – Today we’d like to introduce you to Gulia Adams.
Gulia, who was born in Moscow Russia, and immigrated to the US in 2000 when she was 20, has always loved animals, especially dogs. After many trying many jobs Gulia became a bather for a larger dog services business in Atlanta Georgia. After meeting her future husband, Bob, a Chicago resident, Gulia moved to Chicago in 2008 where she attended, and graduated from, the Dog Grooming Academy in Schaumberg. To gain more experience, before attempting to open her own store, Gulia was a grooming manager for Petco for several years.
The idea of Furtastik started her dog Oscar, a treasured member of the family. She believed he deserved a much better option for his grooming, daycare, and boa
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We know there is high demand for small business loans, but in these tough economic times, traditional lenders are not adequately serving this market, especially for women and minority-owned firms. Given the importance of neighborhood small businesses to our economic prosperity, I have invited two successful small business people to join us today. They both received assistance through the City’s Small Business Solution Station, a program designed to provide entrepreneurs with free one-on-one business counseling. They reflect what can be accomplished by our city’s entrepreneurs when they work with the City to get their businesses off the ground or grow them.
First, Gulia Ismailova obtained a $5,000 small business loan which helped her open a
Congratulations to Furtastik, a new pet facility in Lakeview. Furtastik features expert grooming services, dog-walking, and high-quality organic pet products. Furtastik was referred to ACCION Chicago through the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Solution Station.