Arnaldo is from Cuba and the income he generates helps to support his family in the U.S. and back home in Cuba. With many years of experience as a computer technician and an expert in computer servers, Arnaldo decided to open his own business, HL Computers, Inc. He is very proud of the continued success of his business, especially during the hard economic times when many Florida storefronts closed. Additionally, he has one employee. By employing people, he feels he is able to contribute to the economy of his Miami community.
"Thank you for the excellent service you provide. Because you were able to repair the computer onsite, at my home, I was able to receive a service without any hassle and avoid the traveling required that is hard for me to do because of my age," said one of his repeat clients. Through this client he has received many referrals and provided computer classes to her in her home. While Arnaldo has many loyal customers who continue to return to him for repeat business, he struggles to build his clientele.
His store is in need of renovation and with this loan he will improve the store's appearance. He feels that upgrades will make customers more comfortable in the store and attract new ones as well. He said, "The loan will help generate more sales and income that will benefit my business and my family. With the loan I will be able to build a showroom and improve the store's appearance that I know will bring benefits" Arnaldo hopes to continue to grow his business and with one employee already, he is well on his way.