With the help of Palo Alto Software’s cloud-based planning and tracking tool, LivePlan, Melvin Kelley, CEO and founder of MRK Fabrication and Welding, created an investor-ready business plan that earned him over $37,000 in funding.
Kelley has over 30 years experience in equipment installation, fabricating and welding. With the help of Integrality Training Solutions, an entrepreneur education and business advising program, and LivePlan, Kelley was able to turn his experiences and skills into a business. LivePlan helped him build a plan that included a sales forecast and budget that he was able to present to investors in a visually pleasing format and Integrality helped him build the connections he needed to successfully receive funding.
“Melvin is incredibly talented and knowledgeable in his field,” said Cynthia Nevels, senior partner and lead business advisor at Integrality. “It’s an honor to be able to help someone like Melvin make his dreams a reality. I have no doubt that his business will be successful long-term and that he will play a role in creating jobs and sparking more business within the Dallas area.”
MRK Fabrication and Welding is an industrial pipe fabrication company founded in Dallas. Kelley secured the funding through PeopleFund, a nonprofit micro lender with various locations throughout Texas. He also infused $11,000 of his own funds as startup capital to launch.
“I have always wanted to own my own manufacturing company, but it was just a matter of timing and learning the business skills I needed to run it successfully,” Kelley said. “LivePlan helped me build a business that truly meets the growing demand for welding and create jobs in the area.”
Kelley will use the funding to lease a new facility, to purchase equipment, for sales and marketing. He’ll also be able to continue using LivePlan in the future for continual financial tracking and monitoring.
About MRK Fabrication and Welding
MRK Fabrication and Welding (MRK) is an industrial pipe fabrication company founds in Dallas, TX by Melvin Kelley. Kelley has 32 years experience with TDIndustries as a Project Manager. He has extensive experience in equipment installation, fabricating and welding HVAC and plumbing units for commercial construction and renovation projects.
About Integrality, LLC
Integrality Training Solutions delivers business management consulting services to public and private companies around the globe. Integrality Training Solutions helps business owners, managers and organizations connect disparate ideas to create viable business solutions through interactive training programs, business advising, and management consulting services. Integrality has helped customers acquire financial capital, build human capital and enhance intellectual capital for over 14 years. Integrality, LLC is a privately-held management consulting firm located in Dallas, Texas.