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Delta shed builder gets boost from SBDC & BLF

Delta shed builder gets boost from SBDC & BLF

Ivan Burch’s business name says it all: Well-Built Sheds. He has been making high-quality and portable sheds and cabins in Delta for over five years. But he needed some help building his business.

Burch was eager to grow his business, and had a “verbal business plan,” but wasn’t exactly certain on next steps.

“I know where I wanted to go, but not necessarily how to get there—and [Region 10] helped me get there,” Burch adds. A friend of his introduced him to Region 10, the Small Business Development Center, and the Business Loan Fund.

“I had no idea these resources existed before,” Burch comments.

“Ivan initially came in to gather information about what to do to get started on purchasing an existing business,” says Dan Scinto, Business Loan Fund Director at Region 10. “Like most people who have not done this before he had a lot of questions to ask and even wondered if he was asking the right questions.”

Burch split his time between Scinto and John Angelo, SBDC Consultant. Scinto worked to find gap financing for Burch’s business plans, while Angelo helped by providing market research and business plan fine-tuning—all for free.

“Through multiple visits when we were able to define a path to take that made sense to Ivan and enabled us to arrange a financing package that would work for all concerned,” Scinto adds.

“Those guys have been instrumental in helping me in this process,” Burch referencing Angelo and Scinto. “I was highly impressed with what Region 10 had to offer.”

Ivan initially came in to gather information about what to do to get started on purchasing an existing business. Like most people who have not done this before he had a lot of questions to ask and even wondered if he was asking the right questions. Through multiple visits when we were able to define a path to take that made sense to Ivan and enabled us to arrange a financing package that would work for all concerned.

With the support of Region 10, Burch hopes to take his business to the next level.