Jose Montalvo came to the United States in 1998 to pursue a better life for his family and to live the American dream. He landed his first job working for a local pizza restaurant, where he was able to learn the ins and outs of the restaurant industry. When the restaurant went under, Montalvo decided to start his own pizza restaurant with his wife, Monica Montalvo.
“I thought to myself, I know how to run a pizza business, so why not start my own?” said Montalvo.
In October of 2002, the Montalvos opened the doors to the first Speedy’s Pizza. As the business grew, the Montalvos reached out to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for assistance. The SBDC is a resource partner that is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the El Paso Community College to provide free counseling to small business owners.
“Maribel Flores helped us to market our business whenever we were going to open a new location,” said Montalvo. “She helped us with... Read More