Posted by: BPSOS | November 14, 2008

Tin Tức – News: RISE Microenterprise Loan Helps Get Car-Repair Business Rolling!

img_17171Ten’s magnificent repair vehicle is ready to visit your ailing auto! With all the professional tools inside, he’s ready to tackle everything from oil changes to your battered transmission.

November 14, 2008: We talk a lot about the Road to Independence through Savings and Education (RISE). But Thanh Quoc Luong is the first BPSOS client to actually drive his truck up that road!

Luong, or “Ten,” as most of his neighbors call him, is one of the first to take advantage of the RISE program’s microenterprise initiative. He has used a RISE-managed loan to start the Ten Automobile Service, offering a full range of mobile domestic and foreign auto repairs. We helped get him rolling with a loan, and you can hire him by calling 703.477.8880!

The greatest thing about Ten’s service is that you don’t have to bring your car to his shop. He comes to your house, work, or any designated spot and fixes the car for you! This saves you money, because you don’t need to waste a lot of your own time and gas for driving back and forth to a dealer. Even better, you don’t have to sit there at the shop waiting for the services to be done. But best of all, your bill doesn’t include overhead costs, since Ten works from his truck, where he stores all the tools of his trade!

Ten’s services include fixing transmissions, brakes, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems. He can also unlock your car if you forget key or lock it inside, and change your oil. The price for a regular oil change is $25 (for 3,000 miles) and $45 (for 6,000 miles), including other services such as checking your tires’ balance, brakes, filters, etc.

Ten has 18 years of experience repairing cars, and knows a lot of good vendors. His service currently offers a 90-day warranty on parts and labor. He’s been doing great with his new business and is building up his client base by offering high-quality service.

Choosing Ten for your auto needs will boost the BPSOS microenterprise program’s success rate, so please write down his number for your next round of auto needs. If you are interested in hiring an expert like Ten, he can be reached at 703.477.8880. After all, why drive to a mechanic when one will come to you?

Better yet, why not become the owner of your own business? If you’re a refugee in the greater DC area with the dream of becoming your own boss, call Loan Hanlon at 703.538.2190. She and the BPSOS Community Development Department may be able to help you obtain a loan of up to $10,000 to get your dream business up, running, and profitable!


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