Four years ago, Alex decided to start his own business as a welder. With over 21 years of experience, Alex made the decision to expand his customer base and take his business to the next level. Alex has made a significant investment in his business from both a financial and managerial standpoint and has his welding expertise down to an art. But, Alex wants to begin working on his business rather than just in it.
Since the beginning of the year, Alex has enrolled in numerous business courses and workshops around San Antonio. He attends many seminars a week to learn everything from marketing to contracting. It was at these community resource partner meetings that Alex learned about ACCION Texas Inc.
With the ACCION’s help, Alex’s plans include executing new marketing strategies and acquiring new customers. With the loan he received from ACCION, Alex will be able to purchase a new trailer for his equipment, complete advertising displays, build a website and purchase the insurance and software required to bid on larger projects.
Alex is a frequent attendee at ACCION’s business education seminars and has been taking training courses in QuickBooks. Alex understands this loan is a great step towards building his credit and growing his small business.
LiftFund. (www.liftfund.com) is an award-winning nonprofit organization (previously known as Accion Texas) with a mission to provide credit and loans to small and start-up businesses that have limited or no access to credit from commercial sources. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund has helped Texas and Louisiana entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment, and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. Learn more at www.liftfund.com.