Bianca Vobecky selected by Wells Fargo bank to ride on their Stage Coach in 2018 Rose Parade for being selected as a “Difference Maker”

2018 Rose Parade entry salutes difference-makers

Twelve years ago, Bianca Vobecky started her construction and trucking company from one room in her house with her part-time accountant sister as her only employee.
Today, Vobecky Enterprises, headquartered in Glendora, California, has 11 employees and offices in Oakland, California, Oahu, Hawaii, and an East Coast office on the horizon.Wells Fargo is celebrating Vobecky, along with Iraq War veteran Simon Kim and BankWork$® graduate Gonzalo Aguilar, as honored guests in the 2018 Rose Parade, taking place Jan. 1 in Pasadena, California.Vobecky and Aguilar will ride side-by-side in Wells Fargo stagecoaches along the 5.5-mile parade route, while Kim will follow in a third stagecoach. For the first time, six horses will pull the stagecoaches, rather than the four-horse hitch typically used during parades.

‘Surround yourself with positive people’

Named “Minority Small Business Champion of the Year” in 2016 by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Vobecky credits much of her business success to advice she received from Bryan Moeller, Wells Fargo’s small business manager for Los Angeles.

Moeller met with Vobecky and explained the importance of reallocating money to pay down short-term debt so she’d better qualify for the larger loans and lines of credit needed to grow her business. Within a few months of following that guidance, her improved balance sheet enabled her to secure the financing she needed.

“I didn’t really know the difference between how to manage the long-term debt versus short-term debt, and that education from Bryan was crucial to helping me move my business forward,” Vobecky said.

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Today, Vobecky is dedicated to giving back and making a difference in her local small business community. She mentors aspiring and new small business owners on a variety of topics, including how to leverage resources to build their businesses and how to network with potential customers.

“My advice for other small business owners,” she continued, “is to learn as much as you can, and don’t work as much in your business as much as on your business. To help foster growth, surround yourself with positive people who have your best interests at heart, be positive yourself, and never give up.”

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