(left to right) Jose Molina, owner of MGD Door Installation, with South Los Angeles BusinessSource consultant Fernando Borja
The South Los Angeles BusinessSource Center helped entrepreneur Jose Molina, owner of MGD Door Installation, take his business to the next level.

Jose had worked in the door installation field for 18 years, primarily as a handyman and installing doors based on referrals from friends and family. Searching for business resources, Jose learned about the South Los Angeles BusinessSource Center and spoke with a business consultant.

Earlier this year, Jose enrolled in the business plan writing class and prepared his first business plan. He also attended marketing, social media and access to capital workshops and received technical assistance and encouragement.

Jose also received assistance from the BusinessSource Center to obtain a Business Tax Registration Certificate (BTRC) with the City’s Office of Finance so he could move forward with offer for a door installation contract. With the BRTC, Jose secured the contract and called his business consultant to thank him.

“None of this would have been possible without the help from the South LA BusinessSource Center,” Jose said. “I am truly grateful.”

Jose continues to work with the South LA BusinessSource for marketing assistance.

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 March 25, 2019. Read this issue and more.