Maribel Rodriguez finds path to successful entrepreneurship in Reading, Pa. with technical assistance and SBA-guaranteed 7(a) Loan
Maribel Rodriguez has always had motherly instincts. As a stay-at-home mom with two children, she noticed the severe lack of affordable and reliable childcare facilities in the City of Reading – so she decided to create her own. Rodriguez opened “The White House Day Care Center” located in one of the poorest sections of Reading on Oley Street in 2006, with space for 12 children.
Rodriguez utilized the services of the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center’s Latino Business Resource Center to improve her business knowledge prior to opening her daycare business. Within six years of starting her business, “The White House Day Care Center” was completely full and maxed out with an extensive waiting list. Rodriguez’s daycare serves... Read More