Like many other immigrant business owners, Mario’s start up phase was not an easy one. Having arrived in the United States, Mario had difficulties obtaining loans from banks due to his lack of credit history. Unfortunately this led him to more predatory lending options, forcing him to pay high interest rates and leaving him with little to send home to his family. However after seeing a Univision report on ACCION USA, he approached ACCION USA for a loan and was approved. Mario will use his ACCION USA loan to help him purchase wholesale inventory to sell.
Mario is a firm believer that maintaining client relationships and offering good customer service are key factors in running a successful business. In the future Mario hopes to expand his business and hopes that his success will allow him to provide work for other entrepreneurs.
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