M&F Laundry Service in Canoga Park
The West Valley BusinessSource Center (BSC) helped Arutyun Vartnayan, owner of M&F Laundry Service successfully obtain loans to help his commercial laundry service weather the economic hardships created by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Arutyun Vartnayan, also known as Harry, first came to the West Valley BSC in April 2020 for assistance in applying for the City’s Small Business Emergency Microloan program. Working closely with West Valley BSC Site Manager Marlen Lara, Harry applied and obtained loans from the City’s Small Business Emergency Microloan Program and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), which allowed him to retain his five employees.

Marlen also provided Harry additional business coaching, including marketing and advertising tips to promote his business’ new disinfecting and cleaning process to attract more clients during the pandemic. Harry’s business grew and he soon hired one more employee to assist with workload.

In partnership with the West Valley WorkSource Center in Chatsworth, the BSC referred M&F Laundry Service to the WorkSource Center for assistance in finding employees and learning more about employer benefits available to him. The BSC also worked closely to help Harry secure additional capital to purchase new equipment and machinery to accommodate his growing business. M&F Laundry Service is located in Canoga Park, City Council District 3.

EWDD’s BusinessSource and WorkSource Centers offer a variety of Business Services, including several Financial Programs and Development Incentives for businesses of all sizes. Learn how EWDD can help.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of February 15, 2021. Read this issue and more.