Mike Cano loves helping small businesses succeed and he's here in DTSA for the next three months to help the businesses in downtown Santa Ana at no cost to them.
Mike's one-on-one small business coaching program is called Project Business Lift and it came to the attention of the Downtown Santa Ana business district after the program boasted incredible results up the road in Long Beach, California.
Project Business Lift's most recent service area, North Long Beach, saw nearly a 40% increase in small business revenues durng the pandemic and several businesses who participated in the program won Great Plates food contracts, local and federal grants and loans and media attention.
Now in DTSA, Mike will be going door-to-door and introducing himself to business owners and employees. He will help get everyone's contact information so the downtown business district can make sure to be in touch, support their growth and stay coordinated.
Next, Mike will work with businesses to navigate any particular issues or opportunities that seem timely for the business to tackle. The support level is wonderful as Mike is willing to get his hands dirty to help businesses overcome any barriers to their success whether that means website work, social media help or access to capital and other support.
Mike is bilingual in Spanish and is the CEO & Founder of LatinX Digital, a consulting firm that provides growth strategies and digital marketing services to small businesses. He looks forward to serving your downtown busienss today. Please get in touch with him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-237-2968.
Story by Ryan Smolar
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