Lucas and Viola secured SBA financing to purchase and operate a Wireless Zone, the largest independent Verizon Wireless franchise in America.
Wireless Zone, the largest independent Verizon Wireless franchise in America, has been around since the dawn of the cell phone age. Current product offerings include the latest cellular/wireless phones, GPS navigation, wireless accessories, Verizon FIOS High Speed Fiber Optic Network, wireless data devices, and pre-paid cellular services.
Owners, Lucas and Viola Caruso came to LSBDC while exploring the possibility of purchasing an existing Wireless Zone. Lucas has been in the wireless industry for 32 years and has developed and built over 125 stores in several US markets. The team at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University assisted the Carusos with valuing the business and completing a business plan to submit for SBA financing. “The Center helped us to tailor our business plan specific to the needs of our company,” said Viola. “They helped us get the financing we needed to expand our business.”
As a result, Wireless Zone secured SBA financing to support the current operation. The Carusos are planning to expand by opening multiple stores in Southeast Louisiana.
Since the transfer of ownership, Wireless Zone has exceeded its projected goals and contributes this success to enhanced customer care, word of mouth marketing and sales culture adjustment.
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