Richie Rich Clippers and Cuts

The SBDC helped Richie cut down the barriers of opening a small business

229 Main Street Ordway, CO 81067

719-469-8695 Visit Website

Richard Camacho started cutting hair while in high school. He practiced on friends and family and knew from that early start that being a barber was his life’s passion. He continued his trade and in 2007, applied for and received his barber’s license. He worked for another barber in Rocky Ford for a period and decided that the time was right for him to open his own business. Richard, a single father, was encouraged to take this leap of faith by his three young daughters, family and friends.

“The SBDC helped me write my business plan and project cash flows based on population and competition numbers and had all of the resources to assist me in everything I needed to become a small business owner.”
Richard Camacho
Richard’s shop, Richie Rich Clippers and Cuts, LLC is the newest business in Ordway – a small town on the eastern plains in Crowley County. Richard is the only barber within a 10-15 mile radius. Richard received support in renovating a vacant shop on Main Street from the owner of the property. Within a few weeks, Richard, with the help from the Crowley County Loan Fund, was able to purchase his barber’s chair, furniture, and all of the necessary equipment to start the business. Richard said, “Thanks to the La Junta SBDC, I was able to open my doors for business on January 21, 2014. The SBDC helped me write my business plan and project cash flows based on population and competition numbers and had all of the resources to assist me in everything I needed to become a small business owner. I was able to secure the needed funds on the first try.”

Richard also received encouragement from the Crowley County Commissioners and the people in this tight knit community. Richard said, “Thanks to the La Junta SBDC, Crowley County Loan Fund, Crowley County Commissioners, family and many friends, I have been able to make my dream a reality.

Stop by Richie Rich Clippers and Cuts, LLC, 229 Main Street in Ordway, Colorado the next time you are in need of a hair cut.

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