(left to right) Andrea Carter and Terryl Daluz pose in the foyer of their Lakeview Terrace pet grooming business, Wash My Dog
The Hollywood BusinessSource Center (BSC) has provided continuous business assistance to Terryl Daluz and Andrea Carter, owners of Wash My Dog LLC.

Terryl first came to the BSC in 2018 for assistance with business licenses and permits to launch their pet grooming business in Lakeview Terrace. After an initial assessment, a Hollywood BSC business consultant provided Terryl with training about business entities and access to capital.

In 2019, Terryl and Andrea returned to the Hollywood BSC for assistance in preparing their first business loan application to increase advertising and purchase supplies to keep up with the increasing demand of their pet grooming business.

During the loan application, the BSC assisted them with a business plan, profitability analysis, financial projection and access to capital consultation. These services were not only important for the loan application, but also helped with managing the business and resulted in increased revenue.

Their $40,000 loan application was approved and funded in September 2019, and the increased funding is expected to help generate two new full-time jobs.

The BSC also referred Terryl to the Hollywood WorkSource Center for help in hiring qualified candidates and to learn more about the on-the-job-training program, which he plans to utilize for his two new positions.

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 October 14, 2019. Read this issue and more.