Innovative Entrepreneur Obtains Commercial Loan
Le had no prior experience securing a commercial loan. Le believed that the commercial loan process was too complicated to undertake on his own; therefore, he began searching for solutions. In addition, Le could not open his business office until the space was in accordance with city regulations. Finally, once Le’s business could open, he needed a marketing plan to earn clients.
Le met in person with Salvatrice Cummo, Business Advisor and Director of the SBDC hosted by Pasadena City College, to receive one-on-one advising on the process of how to obtain a commercial loan, the process of filing required building permits, and on how marketing can grow his business.
Since Le began working with the SBDC, he has turned a small program into a thriving business with new and repeat clients. “A lot of parents come back to me. My program is unique because I practice child-centered learning. I emphasize the emotional needs of the child,” explained Le.
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