A & E Express Trucking, from Miami, was one of the many small companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic, so its owner, Yorleni Abreu, did not hesitate to take advantage of the federal aid that the Government is giving to small businesses paralyzed by COVID-19.
Although, overall, the businesswoman is personally in charge of managing the advertising and finances of her business, this time she decided to apply for a federal loan for her ground transportation company through Rafael Marrero, “because credit where credit is due”.
“Going through the [application] process for the disaster loan would not have been foreign for me, because I have gone through two similar processes in the past. However, I preferred to leave it in the expert hands of Rafael, and we got immediate results,” Yorleni remarks, feeling satisfied.
Indeed, thanks to the prompt management of the prestigious financial advisor and his firm, Rafael Marrero & Company, this Cuban entrepreneur and her husband, also a Cuban businessman, Algemis Larramendi, obtained in less than a week the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for $105,800 value.
“This new scenario of COVID-19 has challenged us all to seek alternatives to keep businesses afloat, and Rafael Marrero along with his team guided us to cross this river of uncertainty, offering us not only advice, but also his commitment and expertise in the search for capital injection to continue with our task ”, acknowledges the businesswoman.
Beyond the immediate purpose of continuing with their usual work, Yorleni and Algemis are also taking advantage of Marrero’s experience, in terms of federal contracting, to initiate the process that will lead them to become suppliers to the United States Government.
“We want to do everything by the rules, well done,” remarks the businesswoman, adding: “Seeing what others have achieved thanks to Rafael excites us because for us, as Latinos, it means a lot being able to move forward, grow our business here and overcome all obstacles”.
Always on time
Fighters and focused, these Cuban entrepreneurs have 15 years of experience in the field of goods transportation by land.
To carry out their work, they have a fleet of 15 trucks and a human capital made up of professionals driven to provide an excellent service.
Just like their motto, “Always on time,” they and their team of drivers, dispatchers and administrative employees are always aligned to face the challenges that are presented to them, and overcome them with speed and courage.
Native of Pinar del Río and teacher by profession, Yorleni left Cuba at a very young age, 19 years old. Fate took her first to Ecuador, where she lived for 15 years, and then to the United States, where she arrived in 2005.
Although she has three daughters, ages 27, 10 and 8, “and a grandson on the way,” she has always remained active and focused on her goals.
While living in Ecuadorian territory, she worked for 3M corporation, where, thanks to her performance and management, she helped the company to win bids for the issuance and security of passports, as well as for restructuring of the transit system and vehicle registration.
Later, in the United States, she served as Vice President of Medicine without Borders, a company dedicated to send medicines to Latin America through the United Nations.
Finally, she made her way into the business world, alongside her husband, who was already in the transportation industry when she met him. Today they both have a beautiful family and big dreams to fulfill in the field of federal contracting.
“I already have Rafael’s book, ‘La salsa secreta del Tío Sam’. I am very happy and excited about everything that awaits us going forward”
A & E Express Trucking
Coordination and delivery of refrigerated products (vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, plants, flowers, etc.).
Coordination and transportation of dry loads (paper, sugar, water, among other products).
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