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CarpentryUnited StatesScott is the sole owner of Eagle Doors, a specialty contractor for doors and hardware installations in Florida. He worked in this industry for several years before starting...Read their story >
ConstructionUnited StatesLuis, a native of Uruguay, came to the U.S. as a young man. For nearly 30 years, he has worked in the construction industry. His company specializes in home building, renov...Read their story >
RestaurantUnited StatesNever before has Georgian Soul Food and Guamanian Chamorro cuisine collided in such a delectable way as at Island Soul Bistro. Founded by Reyna and her husband Charles, the...Read their story >
ComputersUnited StatesRaul completed several certification programs for computer repairs and worked for several years as a computer technician. He couldn’t help but notice that clients needed mo...Read their story >
Mobile PhonesUnited StatesJoe is a veteran of the mobile phone industry, having worked with phones for over fifteen years. He started out at a Sprint store, where he quickly rose through the ranks, ...Read their story >
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