Harry’s LA Pizza business partners Carlos Flores and Anacleto Barrientos Gonzales launch their North Hills restaurant
The South Valley BusinessSource Center (BSC) helped friends and business partners Carlos Flores and Anacleto Barrientos Gonzales launch Harry’s LA Pizza, a North Hills pizzeria aimed at serving pizza with a “Latin touch.”

Starting in spring 2019, the South Valley BSC began assisting Carlos and Anacleto, first with filing and publishing of their DBA and Business Tax Registration Certificate for Harry’s LA Pizza. The BSC then assisted the team with finalizing their partnership agreement and helped them with licensing and obtaining a seller’s permit.

In addition, the BSC provided guidance with marketing efforts, including social media, branding, customer service, networking, and developing business cards. The BSC also helped with the partners’ finances, including cost-structure and establishing a point of sale (POS) system.

Harry’s LA Pizza has created four new jobs and the partners plan to hire two more employees. The South Valley BSC also referred them to the West Valley WorkSource Center, run by EWDD partner Build Rehabilitation Services, in Chatsworth for hiring assistance.

Carlos and Anacleto plan to continue working with the South Valley BusinessSource Center for assistance with human resources, bookkeeping, building business credit and establishing themselves as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). They hope to open up a second location in Pacoima by 2020.

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 June 17, 2019. Read this issue and more.