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    Matt Cutrer had been working as a personal trainer for several years in fitness centers belonging to someone else.  His dream was to own one of his own.  Matt and his wife (Nora) began talking about that dream but wasn’t sure where to go with it.
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    Zeke Salazar knows tires!  He has always been the local go-to-guy when friends and family needed help with anything having to do with tires.  Tires on cars, trucks and even lawnmowers, Zeke can fix it.
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    Allison had been working for friends and family over the last couple of years providing invitations for weddings, birthdays and special events.  She works full time but really enjoys doing this in her spare time.
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    Julie has worked with animals for over 15 years in a local veterinary clinic.  She owns horses on land she has next to her home.  Over the years she noticed a need for a pet crematorium.  She decided she would use the land to operate a business that will provide this service in a loving and caring way.
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    Samantha had always been interested in being an entrepreneur.  She was working for a small business owner who sold t-shirts to individuals and sports teams.  The owner was getting close to retirement and asked Samantha if she would be interested in purchasing the business.
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    Morgan is a full time student, works for a ranch and owns and operates her own online ladies’ jewelry/apparel store.  The business was going well, but she wanted to take it to another level.
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    John Tufts began considering a new business after seeing the success of pedicabs in cities like Austin, Texas.  In fact, he was so enamored by the concept, he began doing a lot of research into the industry to learn how it is operated and about its target market.  Since his full-time job is in marketing, it was a natural course to take.
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    Terry and Dusty are always looking for ways to increase sales by serving the oilfield and trucking industry. Their current business is very successful, repairing commercial as well as industrial trucks and engines, including machining engine parts.
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    Stacey Fisher, a lifelong Sonora resident, decided to convert one of her passions into a business, Sew Addicted LLC. The name itself says it all; she is addicted to sewing and embroidering anything and everything possible. She has been passionate for crafting since she was a little girl.
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    Mr. Ramirez has years of experience driving 18 wheelers in agriculture, but he is now wanting to expand his business to contract for oil companies requiring his services to transport dirt and caliche. 
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    Kay Thompson owner of Concho Natives established her business in 2010 as a secondary income and home based business prior to retirement. A passion turned into a business that provides quality native and adaptable plants to the Concho Valley area residences, with experienced advice and guidance in landscaping for the “Do It Yourself” gardener. In addition Concho Natives offers contract growing, research space and wholesale services for contractors and other retail nurseries.

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    Leisa and Brandon Clayton are the owners of Blue Collar Health. Leisa visit with adviser Havins right before she graduated from her Master Degree program at Texas Tech University. Leisa had the idea of establishing a business where she could use her license as a Registered Nurse and other degrees in her area (RN, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC) to provide healthcare services to businesses and their employees on location.