Success Story, SBDC release – Outlaw Auto, Tire & Lube, located at 711 Spruce St., Myrtle Point, Oregon is owned by John & Alayna Black. Ten years ago, John and Alayna Black began talking about opening their own automotive repair shop.  John has over two decades of experience in the automotive and diesel maintenance industry and Alayna has over eight years of office experience making a solid foundation for a new venture.  They moved to Oregon’s Bay Area six years ago and settled in Coos Bay.  Last year they found the perfect location to open their business in Myrtle Point. They liked the area and felt their mission to “provide honest, reliable and, quality service to all,” would be welcomed by the community located in the Coquille Valley. When they sought funding, a loan officer at a local bank referred them to Mary Loiselle at the Southwestern Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to help them complete a business plan and financial projections. Mary was able to answer their questions and directed them to attend the business plan writing class offered at the SBDC. She counseled Alayna on a weekly basis, answering her questions, and giving her additional information to assist her with writing the plan. John and Alayna submitted their business plan to the loan officer and their dreams were shattered when they were turned down for the business loan. They went back to Mary at the SBDC.  Mary felt strongly they had a solid business plan and strong financials. Mary referred them to CCD Business Development Corporation in Coos Bay. CCD agreed with Mary and funded the venture.  They officially opened their business on April 30th, 2018. Since then they have hired two full time mechanics, and two part-time employees who were students at Myrtle Point High School & Bandon High School.  Alayna said, “Without Mary Loiselle at the SBDC we would not be where we are today.”