Isabel Beauty Salon in South Los Angeles
Over the past 26 years, Isabel Beauty Salon in South Los Angeles has become a favorite local hangout, with lines of people waiting to get in for the latest hair style.

Still, even beauty trendsetters need an update. Salon owner Maria Cabrera wanted to expand her business, so she turned to the Central/West BusinessSource Center for business counseling and advice. The center has provided entrepreneurs and small business owners with training, technical assistance and access to capital through their Business Assistance Center since 1993. Working closely with the center, Ms. Cabrera completed a business plan and created a pricing strategy to further her business goals.

In late 2016, Ms. Cabrera was approved for a small business loan of $20,000 to fund interior and exterior building improvements. In addition, the infusion of capital will allow Ms. Cabrera to remodel eight salon stations, hire four additional stylists and hire an additional nail technician to meet the growing needs of her clientele.

EWDD offers Business Assistance Services that have multiple resources for entrepreneurs of all types, new and established businesses. Learn what they can do for you.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 4/10/2017. Read this issue and more.