Daniel Hernandez knew early on that he would end up starting his own business. As an IT professional, he wanted to continue to learn and grow but faced limitations in a full-time IT support role. Now as a small business owner, Dan works with hundreds of companies and is constantly learning and adapting his business to meet the fluid industry he operates in.
When preparing for the lending process, Dan worked with the San Francisco Small Business Development Center (SBDC). “The process was stressful, but having help on the loan package made a big difference,” remembers Dan. “The loan enabled me to shift from being a referral-based business to building a sales pipeline, and we generated over $600,000 in new business and projects this year. We’re on track to double the business over the next 36 months,” he says. Next, Dan is beginning to lend his expertise to others in his industry has a speaker.