Inspiring Entrepreneurs Roundup: Part 2

December 19, 2023 | By

Nutishia Lee

In the second installment of our “Inspiring Entrepreneurs Roundup,” we are thrilled to share more stories of the journeys of our amazing E3 Durham entrepreneurs. We continue our exploration of the dynamic and ever-evolving world of entrepreneurship, shining a spotlight on individuals who have not only embraced the challenges of the business landscape but have also emerged as beacons of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs across the community.

As we dive into their stories, you'll discover a diverse range of experiences, strategies, and lessons learned on the entrepreneurial journey. Whether you're a seasoned business owner seeking fresh insights or someone just embarking on the entrepreneurial path, this roundup aims to provide a wealth of inspiration and practical wisdom. Let these Inspiring Entrepreneurs inspire, motivate, and guide you on your own entrepreneurial path.

See highlights of our latest stories:

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A Journey of Teaching, Self-Care, and Natural Products
Gina-Marie D'Meza, the passionate entrepreneur behind Little Homestead Farm Natural Bath and Body shares her journey from being a dedicated teacher to a successful business owner is an inspiring tale of pursuing one's passion and making a positive impact on the community. Dive into Gina-Marie's work, her path to entrepreneurship, and the driving force behind her mission.


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Artistic Passion and Entrepreneurial Vision
Visual artist, Toya Wallace, epitomizes the intersection of passion, talent, and determination in the realms of creativity and entrepreneurship. Her journey, fueled by a profound love for art and innate skill, has culminated in the establishment of her own art studio and gallery.



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Building Bridges to Entrepreneurial Success
LaTasha Best-Gaddy, Owner and Chief Strategist of Infinity Bridges Incorporated, and E3 Durham business counselor, stands out in the dynamic entrepreneurial landscape as a beacon of inspiration. Beyond excelling in her field, LaTasha is dedicated to empowering others on their entrepreneurial journeys through training, counseling, and ecosystem building.


Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Cultural Equity and the Latino Entrepreneurial Spirit
As the Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for the E3 Durham Community Navigator program and a proud Latino entrepreneur, Santiago Ramos discusses Hispanic Heritage Month as a celebration of culture and contribution.



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The Helicopter Igniter Taking Entrepreneurs to New Heights
LaShon A. Harley, the E3 Durham Project Lead for the NCCU School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (SEED) possesses a unique ability to inspire and propel individuals toward their full potential. Guiding entrepreneurs through a holistic journey, LaShon takes them on an "Ignite Tour," exploring options and empowering them to reach new heights.


Cynthia Williams

Solving Complex Problems with Statistical Modeling
Visionary entrepreneur Cynthia Williams is revolutionizing the problem-solving and consulting landscape. With a background in engineering and a passion for technology, Cynthia has honed the art of reframing complex issues through consulting, research, and publication services.



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