Kaye Zitka's dream to one day have her own business creating and producing original interior furnishings finally came true with the assistance of Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc.
Kaye, an LTBB tribal member, never thought that while raising six children she would be able to afford to revisit her dream of owning and operating her own business. That dream came true in June, 2009 with the establishment of Rosetta's Cottage Interiors ; an online handmade home decorating retail store featuring four design styles; Cottage, Victorian, Shabby Chic, and Country. Rosetta's Cottage Interiors, an entirely family run business, will provide everything a customer will need to decorate their home with high quality, original items that are affordable, functional, and stylish from pillows and bedding, to window quilts, lampshades, curtains, accent tables, outdoor garden furniture, and other one of a kind pieces. "All my items are handmade with great care and extremely durable" said Kaye, "these artistic pieces are meant to be used and will not need to be replaced for many years."
Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. provided funding for the purchase of Rosetta's commercial sewing machines, inventory, and computer needs. "Northern Shores Loan Fund made it possible for me to take my 25 years of experience designing and creating original items at an individual level to the next level on a larger scale and fulfill my dream of owning my own business" stated Kaye, "I couldn't have done this without them."
"Rosetta's Cottage Interiors is exactly the type of business that Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. was developed to assist; entrepreneurs who need not only developmental business skills, but small loan needs to support their success that they are unable to get from a conventional lender", stated Lisa McComb, NSL Executive Director, "we continue to strive to provide micro-enterprise services to so many in need in this challenging economy."
Rosetta's Cottage Interiors will operate from Kaye's home in Charlevoix. Product images and information can be obtained by emailing Kaye at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rosetta's Cottage Interiors will be fully operational by the end of September, however, is accepting orders as they continue to move forward with their start-up operations.