Ramon Sanchez serving food from his restaurant Mexican Grill at a holiday event
The East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center (BSC) has provided ongoing business consulting to entrepreneur Ramon Sanchez, from helping him launch his Mexican Grill restaurant, to current efforts to obtain an entertainment and alcohol license.

The East LA BSC began working with Ramon in 2017 by providing extensive business coaching. Additional services included financial planning, business plan development, business acquisition advisory services, lease negotiation services, and obtaining necessary licenses and permits with the City of Los Angeles and Health Department.

These efforts resulted in the 2017 opening of Mexican Grill in Downtown LA.

The East LA BSC is currently in the process of assisting Ramon with applications for an entertainment and alcohol license. Ramon’s restaurant currently has 12 full time employees, with plans to hire additional staff once it expands to include the entertainment and alcohol portion of the 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 August 26, 2019. Read this issue and more.