Pathway Lending success: Mr. KutzThaddaeus Medford has been cutting hair since 2006 as the owner and operator of Mr. Kutz Barbershop. After more than a decade of serving countless clients, the vision for a new venture, Black Star Beauty Supply, began to form.

Medford needed a partner to make this vision a reality – a partner like Pathway Lending, who believed in him and worked with him to achieve his goals.

As a client, Medford received mentoring from Pathway’s Advisory Services staff to develop accounting and cash flow practices to ensure a successful launch. He also received flexible financing to purchase inventory and renovate a storefront.

“My wife and I built Black Star Beauty Supply on the promise of giving customers one-on-one attention with professional advice to ensure they purchase the right hair care products for their needs,” said Medford.

“I was lucky to work with a lender like Pathway, who gave me this same one-on-one attention and professional advice. They’ve really helped me succeed in this new business.”

With Black Star Beauty Supply open for business, Medford has turned his attention to his clients. He is a true pro when it comes to providing one-on-one customer service and personalized advice to ensure his clients receive exactly what they need.

Medford will grow with the needs of his clients and community – and plans to expand the lines of extensions and wigs offered in his store.

Mr. Kutz and Black Star Beauty Supply collage

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