Jane Rowe Realty
As a real estate broker for 9 years and a realtor for 12, Jane Rowe was ready to open her own real estate agency. An online search for resources available for small business owners led her to the West Central ISBDC in September 2007 for assistance in analyzing financial statements in order to obtain operational capital. The office helped Jane put together a business plan as well as financial projections, after the development of which she obtained an SBA-guaranteed loan through First Financial Bank in the amount of $22,494. In August 2007, Jane Rowe Realty opened for business in an office on 6th Street near downtown Terre Haute. Jane Rowe Realty has already hired 6 agents and the company was the recipient of the 2008 Image Award from the Terre Haute Area Association of Realtors.
“The West Central ISBDC helped me put together a proper business plan and introduced me to Rainmakers, where I now serve on the advisory board for Terre Haute. This group has been an incredible source of support, along with the ISBDC.” – Jane Rowe