Meet Our Clients

We’re proud to have had a role in helping so many small businesses throughout New Jersey to start, grow and thrive. While each client is unique, they all share some common characteristics: an unshakable belief in their business, a willingness to work as long and hard as it takes, and a relentless drive to stay competitive.

Read their stories and be inspired. And then contact us to see how we can help you.

Name: A Cut Above
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Edith Younger worked hard to keep her salon business up and running. With business on the rebound, it was time for a make-over and UCEDC's 3% working capital loan.
Name: Miranda Consulting Services
Location: Hamilton, NJ
Margarita Miranda overcame a lot of obstacles to build her accounting business, Miranda Consulting Services. UCEDC helped her overcome a financing obstacle when it came time to buy her own building.
Name: Genuardi Master Tailor
Location: Hoboken, NJ
Joseph Genuardi studied with a master to learn the fine art of bespoke tailoring. He studied with the experts at UCEDC to learn how to run a business.
Name: Pre-School Readers
Location: Sea Girt, NJ
Lisa Vidola took the entrepreneurial plunge when she started her business, Preschool Readers. She looked to UCEDC for help in taking it to the next level.
Name: Jonathan Senior Care
Location: Cedar Knolls, NJ
Gwen is dedicated to making her dream of a patient-centered dementia care facility a reality. The judges of our 2017 Quick Pitch competition are believers as they awarded her the top spot.
Name: PuroClean Restoration Services
Location: Kenilworth, NJ
When Robin Hoy, co-owner of PuroClean Restoration Services in Kenilworth decided to take advantage of UCEDC’s limited time offer of a 0% loan for women business owners (made possible by Investors Bank and the Tory Burch Foundation), she intended to use the…
Name: Farmers Insurance
Location: Ocean Township
Like millions of Americans, Fabian Howe and his wife took a big hit during the recent housing crisis and recession. But he saw the downturn as an opportunity to reinvent himself and UCEDC was happy to help with a microloan.
Name: Lonchando Farms
Location: Jersey City
When Raquel Gonzalez decided to start a commercial farm in the middle of Jersey City, she knew she needed expert business advice. She found that advice and more in UCEDC's Entrepreneurship 101 workshop.
Name: Technology Concepts Group International
Location: Somerset
Back in 1988, Avis Yates-Rivers was an ambitious start-up entrepreneur, looking to UCEDC for help with financing and business operations. Today, she's the CEO of a global IT consulting company.