Category Archive for: ‘Success Stories’

  • Jubilee Pic

    Gym Owner Uses Ninja Skills and More to Succeed

    Jubilee Gym of Hillsborough County

    Being a contestant on American Ninja Warrior three times, as well as a lifelong gymnast, has taught MaryBeth Wang that you must fight for what you want.

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  • DAI Solutions of Sarasota County

    DC consulting business opens locations in Central Florida

    DAI Solutions of Sarasota County

    Sheri Dougherty had worked as a federal contractor in the DC metro area for several years. After working for multiple companies the thought of opening her own firm crossed her mind.

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    Entrepreneur learns the business side of science

    armONx of Pasco County

    Cyrus Robinson noticed a problem. It’s a problem that most homeowners have experienced at one time or another: dark, unsightly oil stains on their driveways.

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  • Tampa Music School Pic

    Maestro learns the business side of music

    Tampa Music School of Hillsborough County

    Music finds people in many different ways.  For some people it was the guitar their parents bought for them as a child.  For others it was the tunes their parents played on the radio.  For Maestro Matthew Maines it was his parents’ old piano.

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  • Madrid Pic

    Engineering firm adapts to changing marketplace

    Madrid Engineering Group of Polk County

    Larry Madrid has been working his way up the engineering ladder since he graduated from Colorado State in 1984 with a master’s in geotechnical engineering. Upon graduating, Madrid moved to Florida and started working for an engineering firm where over the course of eight years he climbed his way from entry-level engineer to director of geotechnical engineering.

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  • Active Family Pic

    Local chiropractor seeks support during growth

    Active Family Chiropractic of Hillsborough County

    Dr. Jenny Mejia, Chiropractic Physician, comes from a long line of chiropractors. Her grandma started the trend graduating and beginning practice in the late 1950s. Since then Mejia’s mother, father, and uncle have all chosen the chiropractic route.

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  • Music Compound Pic

    Sweet Sound of Success Results in SBA Loan

    Music Compound of Sarasota County

    Jenny Townsend has always had a love for music. Working her way through college as a student in the hospitality program at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, she landed at a restaurant that hosted local bands. Thus the seed for her dream was planted.

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  • The Modern Paws Pic

    Pet boutique comes to downtown Tampa

    The Modern Paws of Hillsborough County

    Ben and Lisa Prakobkit have always had a love for animals – particularly dogs. “We are very much pet driven,” Lisa said. “We love caring for them, finding out ways to get them nutrition.”

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  • PaleoSimplified Pic

    From home kitchen to national brand

    PaleoSimplified of Pinellas County

    Nearly five years ago, Eileen Forte, frustrated with the lack of healthy options available for snacking, found herself making a homemade grainless energy bar in her kitchen.

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  • Javis Salsa Pic

    From fairs to superstores; a tale of salsa

    Javi’s Salsa of Hillsborough County

    After working for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years, Javier Nava decided it was time to trade in his badge for salsa. Upon retirement, Nava committed to his three-year-old company, transforming himself from part-time salsa maker to full-time businessman.

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