Stories & Videos

Small Business Majority's Deputy California Director Xiomara Peña spoke with Remy Meraz, founder of Me Tyme Network, to discuss her story and lessons she learned along the way as she built her business. Me Tyme Network produces video content aimed at "helping people think, feel and work better." Listen to Remy share what inspired her to become an entrepreneur, how she's navigated funding challenges, the resources she's relied on to grow her business and more!

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Are you looking for ways to get funding for your business, but aren’t sure what kind of loan is right for you? This video will give you some basic information about two of the main types of funding-debt and equity-so you can better understand your options and choose what’s best for you. In this video, we’ll cover equity funding. Be sure to check out part 1 in this series to learn more about debt funding.

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Are you looking for ways to get funding for your business, but aren’t sure what kind of loan is right for you? This video will give you some basic information about two of the main types of funding-debt and equity-so you can better understand your options and choose what’s best for you. In this video, we’ll cover debt funding. Be sure to check out part 2 in this series to learn more about equity funding.

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Alfredo Zendejas es copropietario de Accesorios Zendejas junto con su esposa, Leticia Sánchez, en Los Ángeles, California. Una verdadera empresa familiar, Alfredo y Leticia trabajan juntos para diseñar, crear y entregar piezas decorativas personalizadas para cumpleaños de 15 años, bautismos, bodas y otras ocasiones especiales.

Accesorios Zendejas no es la primera empresa comercial de Alfredo: fue copropietario de una empresa en el centro de Los Ángeles durante muchos años, pero él y su socio se vieron obligados a vender de...

Kateri Gutierrez cofundadora de Collective Avenue Coffee en Lynwood en 2016, con grandes sueños de lo que el negocio podría hacer por su comunidad. A medida que su negocio creció, este compromiso con la comunidad se ha convertido en la base de Collective Avenue Coffee, desde su estructura empresarial hasta su misión e incluso cómo ha financiado su crecimiento.

Kateri y su cofundador Jonathan Robles se organizaron para que su negocio fuera la primera cafetería en Los Ángeles propiedad de los trabajadores, lo que signif...

Kateri Gutierrez co-founded Collective Avenue Coffee in Lynwood in 2016 with big dreams of what the business could do for her community. As her business has grown, this commitment to community has become the foundation of Collective Avenue Coffee, from it business structure to its mission and even how it's funded its growth.

Kateri and her co-founder Jonathan Robles organized their business to be the first worker-owned coffee shop in L.A, meaning the business is owned and operated by its members and employees. They felt that the coop...

A few years ago, Rachel Bernier-Green was looking for an outlet from the stress of her intense job at a multinational accounting firm and discovered a passion for baking. It didn’t take long before friends and family were encouraging her to sell her baked goods to the masses. Rachel founded ‘Laine’s Bake Shop, LLC in 2013 using a shared kitchen space, working on the side to get her business off the ground. After a few years of baking part-time, Rachel decided to finally quit her job and start a bake shop full-time with her husba...

Alfredo Zendejas co-owns Accesorios Zendejas along with his wife, Leticia Sanchez, in Los Angeles, California. A true mom-and-pop enterprise, Alfredo and Leticia work together to design, create and deliver custom decorative pieces for quinceñeras, baptisms, weddings and other special occasions.

Accesorios Zendejas is not Alfredo’s first business venture: he co-owned a business in downtown L.A. for many years, but he and his partner were forced to sell after financial setbacks caused by the 2008 recession. But it didn’t tak...

Ariell Johnson talks about launching her comic book shop and coffee house and pursuing different financing options to get the business off the ground.

Andrew Li and Chris Caquelin tell the origin story of their American-made clothing store and how they secured affordable small business loans through mission-driven organizations.