One role of SOU's SBDC is to help entrepreneurs put together a plan and the paperwork necessary when the time is right to purchase a business. Elycia and Daniel Moore jumped on an opportunity to purchase Talent Market and Liquor Store but needed a solid business plan and the financials to make it happen. Fortunately, they found their answer in SOU's SBDC. "We were thrilled with the [SBDC} responsiveness to our needs and that they expedited the work required to make the purchase in the amount of time we had," said Daniel. "Marshall's level of professionalism and commitment to getting our business plan and financials together was literally as if he were the one opening the business."
After the plan and paperwork were presented to their lending institution, the Moores received funding, and purchased the business, all within a two-month time frame. They excitedly plan for Day One, when a complete reset of the store will start to make the operation more efficient and profitable. "We know we have a lot of work ahead of us to make the changes we want to make but are thrilled to be able to have the opportunity. It is important for our family that we deepen our commitment to the Talent community."