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Hidden Gems: Garland

Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series.  Check out some of Garland’s gems below.

MyLynn Nguyen, David and John Ly

Magic Cup is a family-owned business founded by a love for sharing experiences with others. Our magic is in the way we treat each person who walks through the door like family — family means greeting each other with open arms and enjoying classic recipes together. Read more>>

Chad Sutton

We started on Nov 28th, 2017. I was asked to pack fruit baskets on the Dallas farmers mkt. After a short time, we moved to Frisco fresh mkt that is were we met the chef for the Dallas Cowboys. His name is Rachid and he raved about how our produce looked so fresh and is far superior to anyone else. Read more>>

Harryette G.

A few years ago, I had the privilege of interning for a large wedding planning company in Detroit. I would say that my love for weddings and events started there. After visiting Dallas multiple times in 2011 and falling in love with the city, I decided to make the big move and left Detroit. Read more>>

Renata Sharman

Being born and raised in communist Poland didn’t seem to be the greatest beginning for an entrepreneurial career. Like many of my peers, I decided to defect and seek new opportunities where I could fulfill my dreams of traveling the world and do something out of the ordinary. And so I did. Read more>>

Nancy Aguayo

When I was 20 years old I was working an admin job at a big insurance company. At this age, I had never even purchased insurance, and it was all very foreign to me. However, I knew it was something that I could do and looked like a promising career. I would walk past the large group of male-dominated sales agents. Read more>>

Danniel Abuloc

It started when an old friend of mine from high school texted me asking to make his wedding video! I honestly thought he was joking. I was in my senior year of college, and I haven’t shot a video in over four years. Also, the only equipment I had was my Canon Rebel T3i and the kit lens. Read more>>

Jacky Alberto

I am a hairstylist. I’ve been doing hair for the past few years but being behind the chair does sometimes require long hours. One day I started thinking It was time to branch out.. to start something new. I knew I wanted to start a new business or something on the side. Read more>>

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