Originally from Pakistan, Zahid lives in Florida now, where he owns and manages two 7-11 convenience stores and gas stations.
He opened his first location over four years ago due to the stability he saw in the 7-11 franchise and his urge to be a business owner. He was able to grow this location quickly and was able to open up a second location two years later in 2009. He now manages both locations including 16 full-time employees and six part-time employees. This is the aspect of his business that he is most proud of. He says that his biggest success is being able to employ many individuals and support the economy in this way.
In the future, Zahid has aspirations to grow his business further with the hope of one day being able to open more locations.
This loan is going to be used to improve both of his current locations with the installation of new, high-grade security systems.