A business is a firm which is operating for commercial, professional, or industrial reasons. It can be as simple as a single-person operation operating under a DBA or as complex as an international corporation that covers multiple industries. All businesses, no matter their size or industry, face particular challenges that can prevent their growth.

San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center client Diana Tapiz, owner of Tres Fuegos Cocina, shares her story of perseverance and determination in her struggle to turn her love of food into a profitable business.

What is a company owned by an individual?

An individual business is a type of business ownership in which an owner is a single person. It is the most popular form of small-business ownership.