woman wearing a signature necklace from the Yiceth Rico jewelry line
The South Los Angeles BusinessSource Center, run by EWDD partner the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC), provided key business guidance and a $500 loan to entrepreneur Yiceth Rico, allowing her to launch her jewelry brand and craft her online presence.

Yiceth’s passion for jewelry began in her hometown of Muzo, Colombia in the state of the Boyacá. Yiceth worked her way up from the ranks in the jewelry business from saleswoman to goldsmith, then designer.

In 2016, she moved to the US to launch her brand, Yiceth Rico Jewelry. The South LA BusinessSource helped Yiceth develop a business plan and obtain necessary permits and licenses to operate her business legally.

The BSC also provided her with a $500 loan that assisted her with photography costs and online presence. Yiceth said she is grateful for the guidance and services that the South Los Angeles BSC provided her.

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 17, 2018. Read this issue and more.