(left to right) Crystal Duran and Veronica Lopez, her PACE business counselor, pose for a photo as she receives a $5,000 mini micro loan check for her dance academy, CrystalArts
The MidCity Region BusinessSource Center assisted dance teacher Crystal Duran in securing a $5,000 mini micro loan that will allow her to upgrade up her business, CrystalArts Dance Academy.

Crystal obtained a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology-Dance from Cal State Northridge and worked as a choreographer for several years. In 2015 she opened her dance academy.

In 2019 Crystal decided she wanted to improve her studio. She met with Veronica Lopez, a business counselor at the MidCity Region BusinessSource Center, where she received business counseling and guidance to obtain the additional capital she needed. Together, they looked at her business plan and reviewed her financials.

Crystal submitted a $5,000 loan application in late July 2019, and within a couple weeks, her loan was approved.

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 16, 2019. Read this issue and more.