In 2005, Natalie left her job at a film and television studio in order to pursue a possible career advancement opportunity. Unfortunately, things fell through and Natalie found herself wondering what would happen.
“Instead of drowning in uncertainty, I decided it was a good time to start a small business that I could get up and running,” she said.
As a result of her new business endeavor, Happy 2 Help U was born. For eight years now, Natalie has operated from a spare room in her house. She is currently looking to grow and expand her business into her two-car garage. Natalie is looking for a $5,000 loan in order to be able to continue her dream of running her cleaning service business. The funds will be used for Internet advertising and marketing to the local community, and to bring in extra office support.
With a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills and over 15 years of experience in the field, Natalie feels that her Happy 2 Help U Cleaning Service is poised for success.
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This loan is part of the Kiva City Los Angeles initiative in partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Small Business and VEDC (Valley Economic Development Center). Kiva City Los Angeles is a subset of Kiva City, a program that allows Kiva lenders to make microloans to small businesses in the United States with the help of community organizations and U.S. Field Partners.
Important InformationValley Economic Development Center (VEDC) is a non-profit community development financial institution and the largest provider of loans for small businesses and micro-entrepreneurs in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to loans, it offers extensive training opportunities, workshops, consulting and small business support services.
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