Entrepreneur Launches Mobile Spa to Empower Women

SBA resource partners credited for start-up assistance and guidance

BUFFALO, NY – “My business is all about empowering women, “ she says. “Our spa services help women to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Spa time improves the quality of life for women. I like to say, it makes them feel – Fierce and Fabulous!”

That was the thinking when Kirsten DiCarlo opened FabUBus Mobile Spa in 2016. After attending a vision board workshop, Kirsten was able to visualize her dream of helping women while reflecting on her individual goals. She envisioned her concept of converting a motorhome into a traveling spa and the perfect career.

“I had a mission in life to help other women,” said Kirsten. “I wanted to help them realize that taking time for themselves is not only ok, it is necessary to recharge!”

At the same time, Kirsten reached out to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s resource partner SCORE Buffalo Niagara.

As a resource partner of the U.S. SBA, SCORE helps entrepreneurs who are starting or growing their business through mentoring, workshops and educational resources. SCORE counseling is free and available at the SBA by calling 716-551-4301 or visiting SCORE online to schedule at buffaloniagara.score.org.

Kirsten went to SCORE’s Managing and Starting Your Own Business workshop where she met SCORE mentor, Frank Uhlman. Kirsten says, “Frank helped my business tremendously, providing assistance with my financials, sample templates and business plan guidance.” Kirsten advises other entrepreneurs to seek out SCORE.  “There are many professional and suitable mentors that are available to provide you with much needed guidance and information you need to start,” says Kirsten.

In addition to meeting with SCORE Buffalo Niagara, Kirsten received additional SBA resource assistance through the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College and Women’s Business Center at Canisius College. Receiving the 2017 WBC Ignite Award.

FabUBus brings high quality spa services right to your door! Spa services include manicures, pedicures, table or chair massage, blowouts and makeup. FabuBus is a 40 foot spa space for anyone who needs to relax and rejuvenate without leaving their location. FabUBus is a wonderful option for birthday and wedding parties, incentives or just a perk to have on-site.

Kirsten says that the key to her business success is helping women feel strong and beautiful. Recently, forging ahead to educate and market her business to other women around the country. “Expansion is in my future. I would love to have buses in cities across the country very soon,” said Kirsten.

For more information on SBA’s program and services, please visit www.sba.gov.