My mission is to bring bubble tea to the Virgin Islands. Not just because it tastes really good, (even though that is most certainly a huge reason,) but because I want it to be me. And I say that because, all too often here in the Virgin Islands, non-local business owners capitalize on introducing a new concept here and open businesses here and thrive. No problem! But I, as a 20 year old, local, black woman, want to bring something new to my community in a way I feel only someone who knows it like the back of her hand like I do can. I think this is the perfect opportunity to introduce something new to my people, at a time where tourism is low and I can realize ly focus on nurturing the people, the community who raised me and in my own small way, contribute to a stronger local kinship.
I am seeking funding to build out my spot. I have been fortunate enough to secure a spot where I truly love and feel as if it will be the perfect launching point for my business. My goal is to create a space that is comfortable, laid back, and cute. In addition, I want to open up the place for events, such as poetry nights, open mic nights, and the like, as well as allowing other local businesses with no physical locations to do pop up shops occasionally.
I want to empower as many young, local, black, potential entrepreneurs to know who that they can execute their vision too, even when it seems too big.
I truly appreciate anyone who supports me in this endeavor, more than I can express. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, in advance.