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Meet Heather Polcaster – Tori Grace Outfitters

Heather Polcaster, owner of tori grace outfitters.
"Most of my years in business I was sewing and making everything in my house."
Heather Polcaster
Owner of tori grace outfitters

Meet Heather Polcaster, the owner of tori grace outfitters, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Tori grace outfitters is a boutique offering Chicago-inspired clothing, accessories, home décor, and gifts. Heather started her business when her daughter was a baby, and now, 17 years later, she has significantly expanded her venture.

When Heather started her business, she, like many small business owners, began operating out of her house. As her business started gaining traction, Heather realized the need for a dedicated workspace to support her growing operations. This led her to a local shared workspace, a vibrant hub for women-owned businesses.

Heather quickly discovered that this shared environment offered more than just a physical workspace. It fostered a strong sense of community, which she emphasizes as crucial for small business owners. In this supportive setting, Heather and her fellow entrepreneurs share resources and ideas, uplifting and encouraging each other.

We do the same! Heather decided she wanted to expand her product line while focusing on fair trade and high-quality items. To achieve this, she needed additional funding. After receiving a recommendation, she explored the SBA 7(a) loan program and turned to NEWITY for assistance.

She found our loan application process straightforward and appreciated the extra support we provided. With our help, Heather secured the necessary funding and successfully launched her new Chicago-inspired pajama line this year. We are happy to have been a part in Heather’s small business journey.

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To qualify for an SBA 7(a) small business loan, your business must be:

  1. U.S.-based and operated
  2. Owner supported / owner funded
  3. Eligible per the SBA’s requirements

Your loan amount will determined by the business’ average annual revenue, FICO score, and years in business