Insights about resources to reach for the stars

We are not businesswomen, but my daughter and I have a passion for people and food, especially beignets. So, the story of Ten/6 begins, and struggles in Coeur d’Alene. We needed a big “boost” educationally and financially to get our restaurant plans focused. It was our luck that we found Economic Opportunity. What we expected was a quick call with more numbers and names of someone else who ‘maybe’ could help us. To our surprise – we got a zoom meeting, with a welcoming face who wasn’t in a rush. Jessica spent over an hour with us on that first call. She was genuinely interested, asked thoughtful questions, and truly wanted to know our story. She knew right away the resources we needed and which team members to meet. We were supported, mentored, and inspired on our entrepreneurial journey. It was a game changer! From our first meeting with Jessica, to Cameo, our loan underwriter, and Mark who taught us about projections and finances – everyone helped us navigate unfamiliar territory.Now we are set to re-open this fall! “It’s hard to put into words how much the whole EO team impacted me and our business. We are forever grateful!”

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