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Beauty SalonUnited StatesArkidiy, commonly known as Albert, has been working in the hair care industry since he was 15 years old. Thus, the natural progression became real when he opened Cuts and C...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUnited StatesRolando and his wife Mercedes are the owners and operators of The Snack Place, Inc. This business has been in operation for just under five years and is most widely known f...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesRodney has been in the payroll industry for over five years. After the company where he was working went out of business last year, Rodney saw an opportunity to branch off ...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesDaniel drew inspiration for his business during one of the darkest times of his life. His son was tragically ill, to the point where Daniel felt compelled to work from home...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesJuan has been interested in cars since he was a boy and sought to work with them throughout most of his life. While working in the car industry, he noticed that dealers oft...Read their story >
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