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ICON CDC staff recently sat down with one of their clients, William Lozada, owner of Via Life, to learn more about their business philosophy and how they plan to help out the local community. ICON CDC: What motivated you to open/start your own business? William: I knew I wanted to be a business owner at [...]
Utilizing the support and services offered by the South Valley BusinessSource Center, VIP Collision is now open for business.
From Employee to Business Owner (CLICK BELOW TO VIEW VIDEO) Jesus Rodriguez was born in Choluteca, Honduras. At the age of 14, he began working on cars at his father’s auto body shop and by age 20 he took over the family business. In 1998, Mr. Rodriguez immigrated to the U.S. and began working at [...]
ICON CDC, in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles and the Community Development Department, opened the doors to its BusinessSource Center on March 29, 2012. The new center is one of six new BusinessSource centers that are opening across the Los Angeles region. The new center aims to better serve the small business owners [...]
If you ask anyone who has dined at Al’s Chicken, they will all tell you the same thing: great food, good atmosphere and nice people. Located on Van Nuys Blvd across from the Marvin Braude Constituent Center, Al’s Chicken has gained popularity and become a local hotspot since its grand opening in Spring of 2010. [...]
Eddy Macz has been cutting hair for over 10 years. After years of dreaming and planning, Eddy decided to take a leap of faith and open his own barber shop. In 2010, he opened Eddy’s Barbershop, which provides fun, hip, modern haircuts for residents of Arleta, CA and surrounding communities. In early 2011, Eddy received [...]
John Hernandez opened his Pacoima-based State Farm Insurance office in the summer of 2010. ICON CDC staff assisted Mr. Hernandez in obtaining SBA financing to help launch the business. In addition to opening up his first State Farm branch in Pacoima, Mr. Hernandez is very active in several organizations that are working to serve Valley [...]