Hopeful Cleaning, founded by Mario Bocanegra, is on a mission to transform the Latino workforce by promoting sustainability.
Mario’s cleaning business provides essential services and fosters meaningful connections within the community. Hopeful Cleaning caters primarily to small businesses such as gyms, coffee shops, and stores. They prioritize affordable and sustainable
cleaning solutions, showcasing their commitment to environmental responsibility through the use of self-made eco-friendly products, including essential oils.
Securing a business loan for working capital, debt consolidation, and marketing was crucial to their growth. The loan enabled Mario to expand his residential services by hiring and training additional staff, buying essential equipment, and investing in paid Google ads to broaden their reach.
Summing up their journey, Mario noted, “In our dedication to sustainability, the cleaning business became a meaningful way to connect with people. CCNY’s help was invaluable. Our CCNY Loan officer, Erika, consistently addressed our questions promptly, assisted in gathering required documents, and investigated creative options to enhance our capital prospects. Erika was always there, and always helpful when I got anxious.”