This is a family-owned business that has served San Diego County for decades. They offer authentic Mexican cuisine at breakfast lunch, and dinner; a pleasant environment; and catering services. The pandemic impacted the business because of city mandates and ongoing virus concerns. Some of the issues they faced are: 50% reduction in gross annual revenue, reduced staff, a limited marketing budget, and ensuring the location is routinely cleaned to meet guidelines.
The family shares how they benefited tremendously from the ongoing support of the Women’s Business Center, which assisted them in navigating federal, state, and city programs offered by the SBA. They now have access to capital, have been able to maintain staff and payroll, and they also recently bought a table refrigerator, increased marketing, and are operating efficiently.
“We couldn’t really have done anything without her.” – Hector Carillo, Jr., says of their WBC advisor, Esther, regarding the pandemic