Meet Menchie's - Received Initial Start-Up Loan with Help from the SBDC - The University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
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Meet Menchie’s – Received Initial Start-Up Loan with Help from the SBDC

Founder Danna Caldwell admits Menchie’s has been helped by the yogurt shop boom, but she believes her success really comes from solid business planning from the Small Business Development Center.

“We went in to find out the next step and we found out the next ten steps!   The SBDC really helped us get there, definitely.” Danna Caldwell, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Co-Founder and President


  • Business Planning
  • Startup Funding


  • Business Planning Assistance
  • Business Formation Training
  • Financial Statement Preparation and Loan Packaging Assistance


  • Secured initial startup loan of $150k in 2007
  • Awarded #1 fastest growing food franchise in the United States in 2010
  • 350 current domestic and international locations

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