CommunityWorks strives to recognize the hard work and innovation of Black entrepreneurs in our community year-round, but we don’t want to let Black Business Month go by without celebrating. We are proud to be a part of so many journeys and look forward to supporting many more entrepreneurs in the future.
One of these business owners is DeJunae Pickett Floyd, the owner of Royalty Day Spa in Marion, South Carolina. With a background in various nursing specialties and cosmetology, she ventured into the world of entrepreneurship and started her business in June 2021. The expansion of her business brought new challenges and additional costs. Through research and word-of-mouth, DeJunae connected with CommunityWorks. “From the time I started the application, the help and communication was awesome,” says DeJunae. “Using the portal made it efficient and professional. The chat allowed me to ask questions and facilitated open communication between myself and the loan officers.” Throughout her journey, she received support and financial assistance from CommunityWorks’ Lending and Business Support Team. “One of my most favorite benefits from working with Community Works isn’t the money, but the coaching to ensure that Royalty Day Spa stays successful. I plan to continue to utilize this amazing benefit to the fullest.”
In August, Royalty Day Spa held a relocation ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebrated new features and services. Supporters from the Marion community and clients from all backgrounds attended to celebrate Royalty Day Spa. As she looks to the future, DeJunae envisions the possibility of opening a second location to better serve her community. DeJunae’s journey is a testament to the power of determination and community support.