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 Plano’s gems below.
I started pedicures when I was about eight years old. I only serviced my mother’s toes. Then I grew out of that and started perming close friends’ hair around the age of 14 years. I’m now 47. Lol Hello, my name is Jennifer. I started Just Add Polish & More in Wylie, Texas in 2013. My son was very young and the business needed more time spent. Read more>>
Mario Cesar Ramirez
Two Decades Ago while attending A community College I started my first business, a Mexican Bakery, at the beginning of the millennium I begun to expand in the food industry with a Taquería (there are five) la Paloma brand and Grande Burrito are the restaurant brands, 2014 I wrote my first book that later it was converted in a workshop for the Hispanic community. Read more>>
Growing up, I was always watching the food network and travel channel. My favorite TV host was Samantha Brown from the travel channel and Guy Fieri from the food network. Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives was my go-to show to watch. I admired the enthusiasm as they took a bite of food and how much they put so much passion into what they do. Read more>>
I started Home Restoration Service at the end of 2000 out of necessity. I was a software consultant working for three years with a company in Phoenix that closed its doors. We had just bought a new home and I needed an income. Unfortunately, the job market was soft, and no one was hiring, especially someone over 60, no matter how skilled I was. Read more>>
Connie and Alex Sedach
We are a husband & wife team with a passion for celebrating life’s greatest loves~our babies! Our goal is to create products that are loved by moms and babies — products that are the perfect blend of style and functionality. We started our company in 2006, just after the birth of our third daughter who was born two months early, weighing in at just three pounds. Read more>>