Like many in the beauty industry who were among the hardest hit from the global coronavirus pandemic, Asya Henderson, owner of Sacramento local and long-standing salon, Asya Monet Hair Design, had never experienced anything like she did when the pandemic struck. In her 18 years of experience as a small business owner, Asya had clients rapidly fall off her schedule, resulting in a decrease in income, and a threat to business operations.
Fortunately, Asya received the help and service she needed for Asya Monet Hair Design by the Sacramento MBDA Cares Act, operated by the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce’s (CAPCC) Triage Center – a program developed specifically to support small businesses survive through the pandemic, recover, and thrive thereafter. The CAPCC aided Asya in securing a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, which allowed her to pay rent for the salon on time without any stress. In a sentimental testimony from Asya on the service she was helped with and how it saved her business, we learn of her gratitude for the team at the CAPCC in a time of crisis: “I will be forever grateful for Colin making that phone call to me on 7/27/20 and was able to receive the PPP loan by 7/30. Step-by-step he explained the ins-and-outs of the loan and quickly sent me the info to apply for the loan. I now can pay salon bills exactly when they’re due, and it’s so nice when small business owners can have an opportunity to get ahead financially during this pandemic.”
Asya Monet Hair Design, 1910 16th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
For more information or to receive subject matter support for your business, please visit the MBDA Business Center Cares Act Program website at www.sacramentombda.com/covid19-resources.