America’s #SBDC Client Showcase – Hometown Trolley
1 Day to the Congressional Showcase!
SBDC: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Green Bay
SBDC Advisor: Chuck Brys
SBDC Client: Double K, Inc. dba Hometown Trolley
Hometown Trolley is a family-owned manufacturing business of trackless trolley buses used in private and public transit applications such as Universities, Historical Downtown areas, Public transportation in tourist areas, weddings and corporate events and tour operators. Each trolley is handcrafted to the exact specifications of the customer’s needs. Hometown Trolleys are sold nationwide as well as Canada and beyond.
“Hometown Trolley began working with SBDC advisor Chuck Brys in 2012, when the need for expansion was desperate, but the company was unsure how to make it happen. Chuck was so helpful in working projections and budgetary numbers to see that is was possible. We made the leap of faith and received two low-interest state loans as well as a local city lease for a purchase and expansion of a new building. Chuck was very instrumental in obtaining the loans for expansion through WEDC and NCWDC. With the expansion, Hometown Trolley was able to double production and gross sales by 100%. Currently, we are experiencing another growth spurt, and we will need to expand again in the near future and have projections for another 50% growth over the next two years.” — Kristina Pence-Dunow, Pres/CEO, Hometown Trolley
Read more about Hometown Trolley here. Follow Hometown Trolley on Twitter @hometowntrolley.
The America’s SBDC 2017 Client Showcase Reception will be at 5:30 pm on Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Rayburn House Office Building. Invite your Members of Congress now!
For more information about America’s SBDC or to find an SBDC near you, go to www.AmericasSBDC.org.