Working at her brother-in-law’s successful taco shop in Texas, Susan Loyd learned every aspect of the business and helped it grow. When Susan’s sister, Sandy Broun, moved to Boise, the two women saw a chance to recreate the taco shop they loved in a new community. Susan and Sandy had all the ingredients to launch a successful restaurant — experience, dedication, and a solid business plan. But like many entrepreneurs with start-up restaurants, they couldn’t obtain traditional bank financing. Montana & Idaho CDC recognized the sisters’ potential and provided financing and technical assistance to help them achieve their dream of opening their taco shop in the heart of Boise.
Today, building on the incredible success of their Boise restaurant, Tin Roof Tacos is making plans to open its second location in Meridian, ID. Tin Roof Tacos is one of over 70 ‘nearly bankable’ small businesses that Montana & Idaho CDC has financed in Idaho since it started small business lending in the state in the summer of 2015.
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