Our Mission is to help start, sustain, and grow minority, and Non-minority-owned businesses to achieve community prosperity.
We offer one-on-one business consulting.
We foster Education.
We influence systems that benefit our community.
WE COME TOGETHER TO FOCUS OUR ATTENTION ON THE BUSINESS NEEDS OF OUR MEMBERS
MEET THE TEAM
BERTHA ALICIA GARZA
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) , Founder
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Marketing & Communications
Digital Navigator Coordinator
Digital Navigator Specialist
Originally in 2005, Bertha Alicia had the opportunity to co-found Centro de Aprendizaje y Dessarrollo * Learning & Achievement Center (CAD*LAC) Copy Center in Wapato, WA. A non-profit organization, that specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs who want to establish or expand their business. As a result, from this experience, she then formed CSC in 2011 which rebranded to La Oficina in mid 2022.
La Oficina, a business resource center, and Certified Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWEB). La Oficina's Business Center’s purpose is to increase opportunities for Hispanic and Women owned businesses. Our focus is to help businesses become their own landlords and provide assistance to Hispanics and non-Hispanics entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. La Oficina is part of a larger effort to customize a bilingual approach that will focus on building bridges between Hispanics and non-Hispanics within the local community through cultural awareness and collaborative educational opportunities. La Oficina empowers entrepreneurs through training, educational business workshops, financial literacy for businesses, support, and resources so their businesses can grow and prosper.
La Oficina has aided approximately 150+ businesses ranging from construction, grocery stores (carnicerias), landscapers, home cleaning services, restaurants, mobile vendors and many more. We have earned the trust and confidence of clients and the community. Most importantly, we inspire you to move forward to succeed in business.