Deciding to work for yourself is often cited as the best decision folks in our community have made. Hearing the same response over and over led us to ask them about the next best decision folks have made and we’ve shared their responses with you below.

Pablo Arriola | Attorney at Law

Since I was a little boy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I wanted to become an attorney and work for myself. I opened my first “business” when I was 16, delivering packages with my motorcycle. That didn’t last long (1 delivery), but it cemented the idea that I wanted to work for myself. At 18, I partnered (helped) my mother with her small transportation company and worked with her part-time, while I was working selling products on the street. I came to the US in December 1998, at the age of 21. While looking for opportunities, I worked many different jobs including painting homes and doing pressure cleaning (roofs and walls), customer service at a credit card company, and customer service at a cellular phone carrier. In 2004, I opened my own retail store as an authorized dealer for a phone carrier. Read more>>

Michael Angelo Razzo | Owner

First we knew we wouldn’t really be working for ourselves. We had sold our first salon and knew going into our second salon business that we would be teaching and growing this staff. We recruited students from the local cosmetology schools. We crates a culture where we worked with our employees. We work for the business as much as they do. We have stylist with us for 10 and 15 years. Some that were with us from the beginning have Gone on to be successful in their own right. Getting their core business foundation from us. So, the single most important contribution to our success is education and team values. Read more>>

Elizabeth Charron | Midwife

My staff is absolutely the secret to my success! I was so blessed to find women who were as passionate and excited about the birth house as I was. When our clients come in they absolutely feel the love. At such an important turning point in their lives they feel relieved to be experiencing it amongst an extended family. Read more>>