INDUSTRY: HOSPITALITY
YEAR FOUNDED: 2006
PARTNER COLLEGE: LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE, COHORT 19

How did 10KSB help you?
The 10,000 Small Businesses program really helped me with reflection, reinforcement and discipline in my business. I also learned so much about the importance of setting goals and making the commitment to achieving those goals.

Tell us about a challenge you’ve faced in your business.
Like so many small businesses, we have a challenge of finding the right talent and then retaining that talent and balancing that with the higher operating expenses due to rising wages.

What do you enjoy about being a small business owner?
I really enjoy the autonomy of being a business owner, but with that autonomy also comes responsibility, especially for my own actions.

Since graduating from the 10KSB Program, is there an accomplishment or goal you’re particularly proud of achieving?
I’m really proud of achieving one of the key components of my growth plan by breaking ground on Springhill Suites by Marriott in Placentia, CA.