Entrepreneur Highlight

Meet One of IFEL's Entrepreneurs!

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Tawayna Peeples

Project 850 Notary and Fingerprinting LLC

 

Tell us about your business:

I am a disabled veteran owned, woman minority-owned small business that provides high-quality Live Scan fingerprinting, ink card fingerprinting and notary services for individuals and businesses.

 

How did you get started?

I was a hairstylist, so I was one of the first professions laid off during quarantine. Before quarantine, I became a Notary Public and was going to have a side business doing that. May of this year, through my notary network, someone mentioned doing fingerprinting. I loved the concept of offering an essential service like fingerprinting. So basically COVID-19 prompted me to start my business.

What are some of your biggest business challenges?

Finding a office space I can afford. I'm currently attempting to use a virtual office through a specific company, but there are no openings in the Newark office. As a Newark native, I would love to have my own small office here in Newark.

 

How has IFEL helped you?

I first learned of IFEL about ten years ago when I was learning how to put together an business plan. I still use the templates from being in the business plan competition to this day.

 

What do you like to do for fun?

I love learning about herbalism.

Learn more about Tawayna's business:
www.project850notary.com