SALT OF THE EARTH BISTRO, LLC – Andrea came to the SBDC seeking advice on purchasing the restaurant where she worked. After gathering all the facts she decided to open her own eatery. Securing funding for a start-up restaurant is always challenging. Andrea worked with business advisor Mark Dame who assisted with her business plan, formulating financials, analyzing locations, building and zoning issues, and helped identify multiple funding sources. As a result of working with the SBDC, Andrea was able to secure loans from a local bank, Essex County IDA, and private investors in addition to her own investment.

ECONOMIC IMPACT: $355,000 and 8 jobs created.



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