Needle N’ Stitch

Luz Margarita Delgado has been sewing for over 20 years. Originally from Guatemala where she learned most of her trade. Upon her arrival in Fayetteville, NC she worked as a seamstress for many years including sometime at R. Riveter, making dresses for Bumbledoo and handbags for an online retailer. In the past year she was contacted to manufacture dresses for a children’s online retailer. The amount of work surpassed the capacity to work alone and from a bedroom in her home.

507 Empanadas

Mariza Teagle has been in the food industry for many years. She was the owner of one of Fayetteville’s first food trucks Mi Pana! Due to personal reasons she had to take some time off. Being a former client she knew that when she decided to open her new Empanada food truck, 507 Empanadas opening on September 20th, 2017, The WBC at CEED would have to be her first stop. She needed assistance with her business planning, education on the different financing options available to her and what she should expect. Many things about managing a food business have changed and she wanted to make sure she was doing everything correctly.

Bilingual Therapy Services

Maria Salvat is the owner of Bilingual Therapy Services. She is originally from Colombia, South America. While on a visit to Miami she was offered a job. Maria holds a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology. She has worked in Pediatric clinics, and the Department of Defense. Through her work she has realized the huge need for her services in the area. Five years ago she decided to open Bilingual Therapy Services to not only serve the monolingual community but also the bilingual community. She is passionate about serving diverse social economic status children and their families. Although she has been doing speech pathology for twenty years, she wanted to dive into more of the business aspect of the clinic.