William Mercado, owner of the mobile organic juice company, The Juice Market
The Central/West Region BusinessSource Center assisted William Mercado in securing a $23,000 Small Business Administration microloan that allowed him to launch his mobile organic juice company, The Juice Market.

With more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, William noticed a rising trend for healthy eating and knew he wanted to be in a business that promotes healthy living.

In August 2019, William attended a startup workshop held at the Central/West BusinessSource Center, where he met with a business counselor. William received ongoing business consulting and was referred to a loan counselor based at the center to obtain the financing he needed.

Within a week, William was awarded a $23,000 microloan for working capital to launch The Juice Market.


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 2, 2019. Read this issue and more.