Expert Tailor seeks Expert Advice finds SBDC Business Consultant

Expert Tailor seeks Expert Advice finds SBDC Business Consultant

 

Pedro Lopez has always had a passion for quality clothing and to help people "look good".  Although owning a landscaping business was making him money, he stepped outside of that to start "Tailor Express" in 2015. He leased office space to handle custom tailoring, alterations and sewing services as his 2nd business.  His goal was to transition into the tailoring and alterations business full time. He had hoped to expand "Tailor Express" to a storefront. While pursuing that goal, he continued to connect with owners of similar businesses in that industry, including the "Italian Custom Tailors" business in Waldorf., est. in late 1980's.  Over the years, Mr. Lopez consistently inquired about buying that business -but the owner was not ready to sell.
 
In late 2016, the owner of "Italian Custom Tailors" passed away. The wife of  the late owner connected with Mr. Lopez and they worked out a sale of the business. Mr. Lopez purchased the business in April 2017 and now uses the storefront.

SBDC Business Consultant Bill Hitte has been assisting Mr. Lopez since late 2015 with general management, marketing and business opportunities.

This physical location has already allowed Mr. Lopez to become full time with his dream job and he has been able to expand sales with customers of both "Italian Custom Tailors" and "Tailor Express".
 

 

Posted: September 16, 2017