BUSINESS NAME: Creative Laser Images BUSINESS ADDRESS: 18543 Devonshire St., Suite 223, Northridge PHONE: (818) 700-9511 WEB SITE: www.creativelaserimages.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals OWNER: Charles Fichera ESTABLISHED: September NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We do custom engraving limited only by your imagination. We laser-engrave on marble, granite, travertine, wood, glass, stone, metal and plastic. You give us photo or artwork, and we’ll do the rest. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? It was something new and exciting, and it could be done in conjunction with my construction company. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? A trade show in Las Vegas. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Six months WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Researched the equipment and marketing capabilities and visited people already in business. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? I leased the machine. Personal investment startup was $20,000. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Other people with similar machines, business associates, our CPA and friends. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The fact that the concept is so new it’s hard to get out the word. I.e, how do we advertise in the Yellow Pages? WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $7,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? We would like to grow this company into a nationally franchised operation. To be considered for a small-business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!