INAHSI LLC (dba. INAHSI NATURALS) is Personal Care Product Company that provides chemist formulated hair care solutions to an underserved population. Their products are designed for naturally curly hair and uses mostly natural and/ or plant-based ingredients.
In early 2021, Brian Marshall, the company’s COO, was referred to Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at College of DuPage by EXIM bank for local export support. After having the introductory meeting, working capital and export plan building were identified as the two key areas that require immediate assistance.
INAHSI was quickly connected to SBA for its Export Working Capital Program, which later allowed them to obtain a line of credit to help with their Working Capital needs; they were also introduced to EXPORTECH, a nationwide program offered by ITC at Champaign County EDC in partnership with College of DuPage. By working with Jean Lin at the College of DuPage, INASHI received help in market research, export planning, and the necessary follow-up actions to move forward.
“SBDC ITC and EXPPORTECH provided us with resources and networking opportunities that we would have struggled to find on our own. As a result of the network we developed, we were able participate in Virtual Trade Missions to Mexico and Colombia through the IL Office of Trade and Investment in November 2021, providing even greater opportunities for us to grow our business globally.”
INAHSI has accomplished a lot in the past year with significant business growth. We look forward to continuing working with them to support their expansion internationally.
Business Development Center
535 Duane Street, Office 233
Glen Ellyn IL 60137
Rita Haake, Center Manager
Phone: (630) 942-2184
Fax: (630) 942-2606
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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