Uli Nasibova, owner of Uli’s Gelato
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

Guadalupe Navarro, licensed City of LA Street Vendor
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

City of LA Small Business Commission logo
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.

YouthSource participant Daniel Rubio
The Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center (YSC) helped participant Daniel Rubio obtain safety training that prepared him for a new job in construction.

Daniel was not attending school or working when he enrolled in the YSC program in February 2021. Daniel completed a 120-hour paid internship through the center and, after

Marianna Oleynikov plays with her charges at her small business, Oleynikov Family Day Care
Marianna Oleynikov worked hard to realize her dream of opening her small family day care business, Oleynikov Family Day Care. Once open, the business became a success.

It operated at full capacity and for many years, her center had a waiting list. During the pandemic, Marianna became a West Valley BusinessSource Center (BSC) client when she

Colin Fung outside his North Hollywood restaurant, Tamashii Ramen House
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.