Nolan Aragon was in the process of starting his electrical construction business when he heard about the CA Dream Fund training program and grant opportunity. He sought startup assistance from the Cal Coastal SBDC, including help with business accounting and budgets, business plan, customer relations and government contracting.
After reviewing Nolan’s needs, he was enrolled in the 6-week CA Dream Fund training program and provided 1:1 consulting assistance to finalize his business start plans, confirm all the necessary permits and licenses, and launch his business. Once launched, he applied for, and was the first to receive a CA Dream Fund grant from the Central CA SBDC Network.
Aragon Electrical Services LLC was launched, and created 1 fulltime job, using $6,000 of Nolan's own funds and obtained a $10,000 CDF grant to support needed equipment purchases to launch the business.