Small Business Loan
A Black woman-owned business is providing an alternative way for people in Dorchester County to fill up their vehicles without having to make a stop at the gas pump.
Amber Murray knows what it’s like to be on the other side of “I’ll stop for gas in the morning.” The idea for her business, Fuel Flo, came to her after she accidentally ran out of gas while driving.
“I figure if I hate stopping for gas that much, someone else has to feel the same way I do,” she said.
Fuel Flo, based in St. George, South Carolina, is a mobile fueling service that provides fuel to their customers by driving to their home or work on a weekly basis.
“We’re basically like a door dash or uber for gas,” said Amber. “We come to your house or wherever you work to come fill up your gas tank. You don’t have to worry about being heckled at the gas station, you don’t have to worry about being robbed, and with COVID, this is a sanitary avenue.”
Amber was able to purchase a fuel tank and other equipment for her business through a small business loan with South Carolina Community Loan Fund.
“Without SCCLF, this would not have been possible,” said Amber. “I got a whole lot of no’s when it came to my business but they say it only takes one yes. My emotions are all over the place because I can’t believe this is really happening. This was a blessing delayed but not denied.”