Aplus Dry Cleaner

APlus Dry Cleaner
Thuy Pham
Home Services, Services
About the company

Thuy Pham, owner of APlus Dry Cleaner, launched her business in 2012 in the heart of East San Jose. For 8 years Thuy was very successful running her dry cleaning and alteration business. Thuy is a Vietnamese immigrant single mother.

Challenge

When the pandemic hit Thuy had to close her business.

Result

Renaissance’s business consultant was doing outreach to local businesses and reached out to Thuy to see if she needed support. After the one-on-one consultation, Thuy decided to pivot her business and adjusted to making masks. She began manufacturing masks, and wholesale business was fruitful. She invested in equipment to embroider and print logos to personalize her orders. After Thuy made this decision she was allowed to reopen to sell her masks. In the followup consultation Renaissance found that Thuy was able to increase her sales $8,500 per month with 2.5 jobs added and she obtained contracts that were valued at $25,000 for manufacturing of masks.

APlus-Dry-Cleaner
My shop was shut down suddenly in March, many clients did not get a chance to pick up their clothes (dry cleaning and alterations). By May 2020, I was afraid and began to close my shop down. My counselor from RENAISSANCE came by my shop and offered to brianstorm with me. We came up with a plan to use my equipment to make protective gear, cloth face masks. My shop reopened and I was able to support myself and family by selling face masks to people and at wholesale. It changed everything and gave me hope, thank you Mimi and RENAISSANCE.
Owner(s):

Thuy Pham

Industry:

Services

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Written

About the company
Thuy Pham, owner of APlus Dry Cleaner, launched her business in 2012 in the heart of East San Jose. For 8 years Thuy was very successful running her dry cleaning and alteration business. Thuy is a Vietnamese immigrant single mother.
Challenge
When the pandemic hit Thuy had to close her business.
Result
Renaissance’s business consultant was doing outreach to local businesses and reached out to Thuy to see if she needed support. After the one-on-one consultation, Thuy decided to pivot her business and adjusted to making masks. She began manufacturing masks, and wholesale business was fruitful. She invested in equipment to embroider and print logos to personalize her orders. After Thuy made this decision she was allowed to reopen to sell her masks. In the followup consultation Renaissance found that Thuy was able to increase her sales $8,500 per month with 2.5 jobs added and she obtained contracts that were valued at $25,000 for manufacturing of masks.