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.
When the pandemic hit Thuy had to close her business.
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.