Picture of three Blend Essence skin care line bottles filled with natural skin oils
The North Valley BusinessSource Center (BSC) provided entrepreneur Maria Suarez step-by-step guidance to develop a business plan with financial projections and assisted her with filing a DBA (Doing Business As) to launch her essential oils skin care line Blend Essence.

Maria, a Latina mother of three, has a passion for natural products and decided to make her own skin care products. After spending several years researching the best ingredients for skin rejuvenation and restoration, Maria began making her own essential oils.

Last year, Maria visited the North Valley BSC for assistance to develop her business idea. She received step-by-step guidance to determine if current essential oil products would generate a profit.

After receiving continuous consultations and attending several social media workshops, Maria launched the Blend Essence Online Store website. She has created a full-time job for herself, and is now financially independent.

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 September 3, 2018. Read this issue and more.