Alameda County SBDCNewark, CA

“The support we received from Suzanne and Lee at the Alameda County SBDC was extraordinary. They knew exactly what we needed to do to pull together a loan proposal, and where to present it. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”

Brent and Tanya Garvine

A Leg Up started in 2003, serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area.    The company rents and sells state-of-the-art, knee scooters to persons who have temporary or long term needs due to ankle injuries or other conditions limiting use of one leg. The company differentiates from the competition by providing the highest service levels, including providing a personal delivery and fitting to every customer.  

The company needed capital to renew and expand inventory, and to provide additional working capital to support an acceleration of growth for the company.

Bret Garvine contacted the Alameda County SBDC and worked with Suzanne Schafer and Lee Lambert to develop a business plan and financial projections to support a loan proposal. Lee then introduced Bret to CDC Small Business Finance, and worked with Bret to develop additional supporting information requested by the lender. 

CDC Small Business Finance provided the company with a Community Advantage Loan at the amount and terms anticipated. The company has exceeded projections since receiving the loan.

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