"I called the VCEDC and said I need a business plan and all of this other paperwork. I don't even know what this stuff is. They were very instrumental in helping me along, step by step. That was my first initial visit with them, and it was wonderful. Bob Egan would pop in every once in a while. He would give us ideas on how the flow of a business should go. Bob has been extremely instrumental in where I am today. Without the VCEDC, I would not be here," said Cheryl Hull, Universal Compounders.