Aaron Flournoy, owner of Lil Bill’s Mobile Bike Service
The South Los Angeles BusinessSource Center assisted an entrepreneur with finding a solution to continue his family business by opening a mobile bike repair service.

Aaron Flournoy’s family had run Bill’s Bike Shop at the corner of Hoover and Jefferson in South LA for 40 years. In honor of his father, Aaron opened Lil Bill’s Bike Shop.

When Aaron received news he was losing his location, he met with EWDD officials who directed him to the South Los Angeles BusinessSource Center, run by the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation, a EWDD partner.

Aaron attended VSEDC’s 5th Annual Mobile Retail and Food Truck Exhibition in late September and decided to convert his business to a mobile business.

He attended a business plan writing class and met with a social media and website development specialist.

“The results are great!” Aaron said. “Going mobile allows me to grow my customer base by offering bikes for sale in addition to my repair service.”

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 11/6/2017. Read this issue and more.