The South Valley BSC helped long-term client Suzanne Chery establish Love and Kare Home Health, a non-medical home care business
The South Valley BusinessSource Center (BSC) provided long-term assistance to entrepreneur Suzanne Chery, helping her establish Love and Kare Home Health, a home care business. The center has been assisting Suzanne since February 2016 with her other business ventures, including selling Mary Kay Cosmetics and hair extensions.

In 2017, Suzanne approached the South Valley BSC for assistance in establishing a non-medical home care organization business. While Suzanne was studying for her Business Management degree at California State University, Northridge, she started working for an elderly couple to help pay her way through school. After she graduated, she worked for the couple full-time for eight years until both passed.

During her time with the couple, Suzanne realized that she had a passion for taking care of elders and decided to turn her passion into a business and help families at the same time.

After working as an independent home care provider for the last eight years, she was ready to expand her business. The South Valley BSC assisted Suzanne with completing the Home Care Organization application with the California Department of Social Services and helped her develop her business plan.

In November 2018, Suzanne received her Home Care Organization License from the State of California and launched her business in the City of Los Angeles. Earlier this year, the South Valley BSC assisted Suzanne with filing and publishing of her DBA and Business Tax Registration Certificate for Love and Kare Home Health under the Love and Kare LLC, which is located in Woodland Hills, CA.

In addition to assisting Suzanne with her license and permits, the South Valley BSC assisted with marketing efforts, including social media logo design, branding, and networking, creating business cards, and website development. Suzanne also received human resources assistance with tips and tools on how to hire and manage employees, creating job descriptions and an employee handbook.

Love and Kare Home Health is looking to hire 5 employees so the South Valley BSC referred Suzanne to San Fernando Valley WorkSource Centers for assistance in finding skilled and vetted local employees.

Next, the South Valley BSC is scheduled to assist Suzanne with bookkeeping skills, building business credit, and obtaining LA City Minority Business Enterprise and Women Business Enterprise certifications.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of May 6, 2019. Read this issue and more.