Ever since arriving in the United States, Gustavo has had an entrepreneurial spirit and the work ethic to support it. When he arrived in the United States in 2007, he took his first job as a gardener's assistant, but strived to work for himself. He soon decided to open his own lawn care service under the name Gustavo Lawn Service. He used his own money to purchase a van and the equipment that it would take to support his business. As he began to acquire clients, he changed the name of his business to Black Pearl Enterprises and began to see even higher success. The heightened success allowed him to buy more equipment and begin to employ assistants.
Gustavo now serves 260 accounts in his Florida community and hopes to continue to grow his business. He has set up an organized schedule in which he serves his clients and has made room for immediate growth. He would like this loan to purchase more equipment to more efficiently run his business. At this point he sees this as his only set back to further expansion.