Small Business Success Stories

  • Madrid Pic
    image loading

    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.

    Read More →  
  • Active Family Pic
    image loading

    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.

    Read More →  
  • Music Compound Pic
    image loading

    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.

    Read More →  
  • The Modern Paws Pic
    image loading

    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.”

    Read More →  
  • PaleoSimplified Pic
    image loading

    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.

    Read More →  
  • Javis Salsa Pic
    image loading

    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.

    Read More →  
Page 30 of 48« First...1020«2829303132»40...Last »