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“We could not have made this happen without the entire SBDC team working on our behalf. After being told we were not viable candidates to lease space at a major mall location, the SBDC’s involvement changed everything. Among other help, their lender relationships and financing success provided the ultimate assurance we needed to secure space at the most desired mall in the region.

Thank you for helping to change our lives!”

– Ozmin & Adriana Zarate

Client Impact:

Areas of Assistance:

  • Capital Infusion: $170,000

  • Obtained Financing

  • Owner Investment: $22,000

  • Loan Packaging

  • Jobs Created: 2

  • Business Plan

  • New Business Start

  • Lease Assistance

  • Financial Projections

  • Lease Assistance

Ozmin and Adriana Zarate’s dream to start a business had hit a major obstacle. The couple was being turned away by leasing agents at prime retail locations because they had two strikes against them: it was a new business, and they did not have financing lined up.

After being contacted for help, the SBDC team quickly flipped the script. Lenders were contacted, business plans were polished, loan packages were submitted, and before long, Ozmin and Adriana’s financing was secured along with friendly contractor referrals for the build-out. After months of frustration and years of planning, the dream of 24-7 Postal was finally realized.

Description of Business:

24-7 Postal Services ( is a shipping, postal and business service center that provides crucial services to US/Mexico border residents. The company differentiates by going “above and beyond” its competitors by leveraging a unique membership platform and a technology-based customer notification system.

Use of Capital Infusion Funds:

The company utilized its financing for working capital, a construction build-out, and to hire employees.


San Ysidro, CA 92173