Anna Moreno, owner of Anna’s Cleaning Service, receiving City of LA Minority/Disadvantaged/Small Business Enterprise certification
The North Valley BusinessSource Center recently guided entrepreneur Anna Moreno through the process of successfully certifying her business “Anna’s Cleaning Service” as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with the City of Los Angeles.

MBE/DBE/SBE certification provides increased networking and contracting opportunities for her San Fernando Valley establishment to grow.

Anna Moreno established Anna’s Cleaning Service in 1999. She began her longstanding relationship with the North Valley BusinessSource Center, run by EWDD partner VEDC, by utilizing the services of the VEDC Women’s Business Center and Mujeres Empresarias group.

After receiving the MBE/DBE/SBE certifications, and working with North Valley BusinessSource Center staff to develop her statement of capabilities and marketing her business, Anna started preparing and winning bids on contracts.

Now, her business is growing and she created four new jobs due to the new contracts she has won.

The North Valley BusinessSource Center is also currently helping Anna package a $15,000 loan application to help manage her business growth and to expand her business.

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 November 5, 2018. Read this issue and more.