Priscilla Cisneros, a Westside San Antonio native, dreamed of running her own business as a way to provide for her family and give back to her community. While pursuing a degree in Business Management, she enrolled in the Capital One Entrepreneurship Challenge at Our Lady of the Lake University. Priscilla was determined to enter the classwide challenge to create the best business plan, and use the competition’s funding prize to start her dream business.
She approached the LiftFund Women’s Business Center, and worked with LiftFund Lending Officer Jonathan Sarabia, to polish and perfect her business plan. Priscilla went on to win the competition’s $15,000 award, and used the funds to purchase food equipment for her future business. LiftFund Underwriter Adam Henson, who served as a judge in the competition, encouraged her to visit with LiftFund if she needed additional funding.
Priscilla, with help from the LiftFund team, was able to secure a working capital loan to help her launch Toña’s Tamales just in time for the coming holiday season.
We are proud to help small business owners like Priscilla achieve their dreams. Visit liftfundstage.wpengine.com today or call 1-888-215-2373 to learn how you can start or expand your own small business.