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RetailUnited StatesBradford knows a good idea when he sees one. Ten months ago, this young entrepreneur, born and raised in Georgia, decided to buy his friend’s company, Liquid Vapor World. B...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesFor the past 10 years Clemacus has been helping the Caribbean community in Boston advertise their businesses. It is something he is passionate about, and he derives great s...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesAlexandre has been painting for over eight years, and has owned his own company for the last four. It is with his well-honed craft that he supports his wife and children, a...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesPaolo is a gifted writer. He has been telling the stories of his community for over 10 years. “I love working with my community,” he says. The reputation he has built ...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesStephen started his own social media business earlier this year. His first customer (a reference through church) asked him to work on the social media marketing for his com...Read their story >
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