A loan of $5,000 helped buy equipment, supplies and, fix up my food truck to launch my business in the next few months.

Gloria's story

I am from Veracruz, Mexico, and decided to move to the United States in 1997. While I lived in Mexico, I worked at various restaurants and bakeries, and also had my own small restaurant. It was not easy owning a restaurant there, however, and the restaurant had to close due to financial struggles and other issues. For this reason, I decided to come to the United States to start my own business.

When I first arrived in the U.S. in 1997, I worked at a ranch. I decided to return to my roots of working in the food industry, however, and found a job cooking in the kitchen of a restaurant. Following that position, I worked in bakery for seven years. The bakery’s business struggled, however, and it eventually had to close. It was extremely difficult to find work after this happened, so I decided the best option for me would be opening my own business.

With my strong background in the food services industry, I decided to pursue opening a food truck business in the city of Denver. Before buying the truck, I began offering my services through catering at special events, in order to gain exposure for the business and generate some revenue before opening the food truck. I plan to sell typical Mexican food from the truck, with the hopes of eventually opening my own restaurant here in the United States. I have purchased a vehicle for my business and I am making excellent progress in starting the operation. Currently, I am in the process of choosing food products to be sold and working on other logistical issues.

In order to ensure the success of my business, I enrolled in the 13-week course Exito para Negocios (Business Success) class at the Women’s Business Center of Mi Casa Resource Center. This course helped me to gain important business acumen and develop a solid foundation for my business, including the creation of a full length business plan. I continue to receive business counseling from the Women’s Business Center to ensure I am on the right track for the success of my business

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About Taqueria y Reposteria Gloria

Industry: Food
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: taqueriareposteriagloria.com

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