Kimberly Prince, owner of Hotville Chicken & Chops, the West Coast arm of her family’s Nashville-Style "hot chicken" restaurant business
The South Los Angeles BusinessSource Center (BSC) is helping entrepreneur Kimberly Prince open “Hotville Chicken,” the West Coast arm of her family’s Nashville-Style chicken business, which has been in business more than 80 years.

Longtime South LA BSC client Greg Dulan, owner of the legendary Dulan’s Soul Food in Los Angeles, introduced Kimberly to the center, where she recently completed the center’s entrepreneur program.

Kimberly had a successful career in TV production management, but since the age of seven she knew that her destiny included sharing Hot Chicken with the world. At the South LA BusinessSource Center’s Entrepreneur Class, run by EWDD partner Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation, Kimberly learned about cash flow, food cost, labor cost, and profit and loss statements.

Her pop-up Hotville Chicken business has been praised by Eater LA and is an occasional pop-up guest at Dulan’s Soul Food. The South LA BSC is actively assisting Hotville Chicken & Chops LA with site location needs and access to capital.

Kimberly plans to expand their pop-up family business by establishing a brick and mortar location this year that will employ approximately 16 people.

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 3/5/2018. Read this issue and more.