Small Business Success Stories

  • Woman’s nutrition frustrations lead to new store; success
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    Woman’s nutrition frustrations lead to new store; success

    The Main Ingredient of Hillsborough County

    “One of the biggest hurdles for me when I was going through my journey for weight loss – I weighed 235 pounds – and the biggest hurdle for me was the food,” Christina Sweet said. “My fitness trainer was giving me all of these great recipes and I couldn’t afford to go and get the foods just to make a tablespoon, a teaspoon, a cup. And at the same time, I really didn’t know why she had these certain foods on the recipes to begin with.”

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  • Small business owner seeks to inspire the community
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    Small business owner seeks to inspire the community

    Onyx Cleaning of Hillsborough County

    When Maria Leon first opened Onyx Cleaning, LLC, she wanted to be more than a successful Latino woman business owner. She wanted to be an inspiration to not only the women in her family, but to the entire Tampa Bay Latino community.

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  • Physical therapist gains business strength with no-cost assistance
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    Physical therapist gains business strength with no-cost assistance

    65+ Center for Active Aging of Sarasota County

    Technological and medical advancements over the past couple of decades have increased average life expectancy. This combined with the population of the United States growing exponentially, inspired Dr. Matthew Corn, a board-certified physical therapist, to open his company, 65+ Center for Active Aging, in Venice.

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  • Local manufacturer utilizes Export Marketing Plan to reach new heights
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    Local manufacturer utilizes Export Marketing Plan to reach new heights

    Molly’s Suds of Pinellas County

    On Christmas Eve 2005, Monica Leonard, owner of Molly’s Suds, suffered a tragic loss when her daughter Molly was delivered stillborn.

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  • Local businessman scores big government contracts after getting certified
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    Local businessman scores big government contracts after getting certified

    United One Communications of Hillsborough County

    The world is currently experiencing a technological boom that most people couldn’t even dream of 20 years ago. Anyone, at any given moment, can find an answer with a tap of their phone screen.

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  • Results Sales and Service of Pinellas County
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    Family-owned business secures government contracts

    Results Sales and Service of Pinellas County

    David Hahn decided to take a leap of faith and leave the hospitality industry to follow in his father’s footsteps, as an entrepreneur. He decided to take what he’d learned in the hospitality industry about service and apply it to the construction business his dad had owned since 1985.

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