"Having that chunk of money from HWCC's Revolving Loan Fund was integral to really opening the doors. The biggest hurdle I found with opening the business was the business plan and all the different steps to get the business open. I went to MATC and they highly recommended the Hmong Chamber and as I found out from other community resources as well that the Hmong Chamber was one of the strongest small chambers to help small businesses.
Being Southeast Asian, it related very well, and also with being a woman. I worked closely with the Hmong Chamber to get the final piece of my financing.
I really love being a business owner, it’s not only providing jobs, it is providing a service to people who are looking for that service and you can really make somebody’s day, providing an environment where people are really wowed when they walked through the door, and really, the independence of being a business owner."