As a first-time entrepreneur in the District, Cristine Davis had hundreds of questions and even more ideas. She needed guidance to turn those ideas into a business.
She sought out the small business technical assistance services provided by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (GWHCCF).
The one-on-one assistance she receives from her GWHCCF small business consultant helps her find answers to her questions and plan strategically to make her ideas a reality.
GWHCCF is currently helping Cristine to define and analyze the needs of her potential target market, calculate financial projections, research competitors, define her competitive advantage, and determine the most appropriate strategies to bring her product to market.
When she finishes her work with her GWHCCF consultant, she will have a strong business plan that will be attractive to lenders and guide her company through its early years. With this guidance and support, Cristine is on track to open her first business — a dance education, fitness, and wellness company — next year in Ward 5.