Adriana Flores Estrada, above, owner of O & A Upholstery, was able to expand her self-made business through the BusinessSource Program
After Adriana Flores Estrada was laid off from her full-time job, she decided to focus 100 percent on her existing business, O & A Upholstery, which specializes in custom upholstery and furniture slipcovers, outdoor patio furniture and wall upholstery.

In early April 2018, Adriana visited the North Valley BusinessSource Center and received an Access to Capital consultation, which helped her decide to expand her business.

With the guidance of the BusinessSource Center team, she received $15,000 in funding on April 26, 2018. She is planning to purchase new equipment to grow her business and hire new staff.

The North Valley BSC also referred Ms. Estrada to the North Valley WorkSource Center to assist her with finding full time employees.

EWDD’s BusinessSource and WorkSource Centers offer a variety of Business Services, including several Financial and Development Incentive Programs and a Small Business Loan Program. Learn how EWDD can help.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of 4/30/2018. Read this issue and more.