The Hollywood BusinessSource Center (BSC) helped long-term client Uli Nasibova, owner of Uli’s Gelato, successfully apply for several COVID-19 financial assistance programs, which allowed her to retain her staff of 11 and reopen her DTLA and Mid-City locations at full capacity.
Uli Nasibova is the owner of Gelateria Uli LLC, doing business as Uli’s Gelato. In 2017, the Hollywood BSC assisted Uli with an SBA loan to open her second storefront
In February 2020, Guadalupe Navarro visited the South Los Angeles BusinessSource Center (BSC) with plans to open a sidewalk vending business. After hearing radio ads about the comprehensive support available to vendors, she excitedly made an appointment to seek assistance from a Spanish-speaking Business Coach.
With a dream of owning her own small business in South Los Angeles, Ms. Navarro leveraged the support of the South Los Angeles BSC, run by EWDD contractor VSEDC, to secure
On Thursday, July 1, 2021, the City of Los Angeles Small Business Commission (LASBC) launched its Online Portal through the EWDD website.
The LASBC is an advisory committee of seven representatives appointed by the Mayor and the LA City Council to advocate for the needs of small businesses within city limits. The Commission's goal is to help small businesses in Los Angeles achieve greater prosperity, create more jobs, and positively impact the local economy.
Throughout the pandemic, the Mid-City BusinessSource Center (BSC) helped long-time client Colin Fung obtain multiple COVID-19 disaster loans and grants to sustain his business, Tamashii Ramen House. The restaurant was also featured in EWDD Updates week of June 8, 2020.
Colin utilized part of the funds to rehire a total of 22 employees across his three restaurants in North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, and Studio City.