“Thank you to the SBDC in helping our company with the assistance and guidance in becoming 8A approved and getting our SBA loan.”
What started as a favorable, flexible concept, working from home turned out to be a high traffic area in the living room, dining room and kitchen. Cecilia and Nick Dominguez started Vertical 1 Communications has a home based business. As the use of cell phones and other wireless telecommunications systems increased so did their business. Servicing cell phone towers with upgrades and installations has kept Vertical 1 Communications in business for over 8 years.
To keep up with the demand, Cecilia and Nick also had to upgrade their house. Tower technicians were working on installations parts on the kitchen counter and accounting was being done on the dining room table. Working with the SBDC allowed them to obtain a feasibility analysis, business plan, financial projections and a loan to purchase a warehouse where all of Vertical 1 Communications’ business can be carried out without the fear of scratching the kitchen countertop.
El Paso Community College
Administrative Service Center
9050 Viscount Blvd. Building B, Suite B520
El Paso, TX 79925-6511
Phone: (915) 831-7743
Fax: (915) 831-7734
The Small Business Development Center at El Paso Community College is a member of the South West Texas Border SBDC Network, a service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The El Paso County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.