Renew Medispa Success Story
Roxanne McDonald Brown always had dreams of being an entrepreneur from a young age and would daydream about her own business one day. Roxanne is a Registered Practical Nurse; while working at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, she graduated from Fleming College with specialized certificates in Advanced Foot Care Certificate and has a Medical Aesthetic Practitioner Certificate. She quickly realized few jobs were available in her field in this area.
Roxanne participated in the first round of Starter Company Plus with Peterborough Economic Development. She learned of Community Futures Peterborough in this program and applied for a loan. Roxanne said, “Receiving funding for a small business can be a very difficult challenge to overcome. Community Futures, unlike traditional banks, look at the whole business profile and proposed models to help their entrepreneurs.”
Our relationship together has assisted Roxanne and Renew Medispa in many ways! ”I was able to receive funding to attend an amazing learning opportunity in Beverly Hills with a top physician in my field. This allowed me to increase my knowledge and skills to Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Most recently, I received funding to help me grow my business at a new location. This awarded me the opportunity to hire three new staff and expand the services we offer. I am also taking part in a course with Community Futures about scaling an ever-growing business.”
With the guidance and assistance of Community Futures Peterborough, Renew Medispa is on track to continue to grow despite the pandemic and bring the best cosmetic medical treatments to Peterborough & the Kawarthas.