TEAPOP owner Arlene Yuan (center, right)
Since 2014, the South Valley BusinessSource Center has provided ongoing assistance to entrepreneur Arlene Yuan and her North Hollywood art-centric tea bar, TEAPOP.

The South Valley BSC recently assisted Arlene in the upcoming opening of a second TEAPOP location in Downtown Los Angeles, scheduled for December 1, 2017.

The BusinessSource Center provided assistance with market research, lease review and negotiation, business plan development and assistance with the liquor license transfer for the DTLA location.

In addition, the South Valley BSC provided a referral to the local WorkSource Center to hire employees.

So far, TEAPOP has created seven jobs with more in development.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 11/27/2017. Read this issue and more.