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PhotographyUnited StatesLuis does it all. He produces documentaries, promotional videos, and commercials. He creates music for video games, commercials, documentaries, and TV shows, and offers a d...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUnited StatesJuvenal is an entrepreneur at heart. While he works nights at a local bakery, Juvenal has a booth at the Escondido Swap Meet, where he sells clothing every Sunday. He resta...Read their story >
RestaurantUnited StatesBella Caracas Café is a little piece of Venezuela tucked away in the heart of Queens. It was started one and a half years ago by Yubel, a native of Caracas who hoped to use...Read their story >
RetailUnited StatesFor more than 20 years, Hector has been in the Fashion industry both as an employee and an employer. In the summer of 2014 he started his business from home and accumulated...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesJohn owns an advisory firm which provides consulting and negotiation assistance for those making investments in pacific and northwest U.S. vineyards, wineries, and wine ind...Read their story >
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