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.

Gusto Napoletano

Nadia turned to the Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville for support in building her confidence level. She moved to Fayetteville with her fiancée that passed away last November, and after a workplace injury and her personal loss, she lost confidence in her skills and ability. The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville helped her channel that confidence, as well as her knowledge from 26 years of food service, and find her ground here in Fayetteville.

Claudia Zamora Psychic Studio

Claudia Zamora, a passionate psychic medium from Argentina wanted to bring her talent to the Fayetteville community. Upon retiring from the fitness industry, Claudia needed assistance to create a business that assists in coaching clients, shifting their energy, and predicting their future. Feeling that she could serve a purpose in the community and give added meaning to lives in the Fayetteville area, she reached out to the Women’s Business Center for help.

The Drop Zone

Kalisha created The Drop Zone, an hourly, drop-in, childcare facility to meet the needs of families in Fayetteville. The Drop Zone’s mission is to use every opportunity, engagement, interaction, and experience to positively transform the lives of the children and families they serve.

Kalisha sought help from the Women’s Business Center to change her vision to reality. Through the Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville, she was able to gain knowledge on state funding, how to start a business, marketing across various platforms, and interactions from workshops.

Savory N Sweet

Soon to be Dr. Gena Oxendine, a licensed therapist, saw a need for Cajun food in Fayetteville. Gena began cooking with his grandmother, learning Cajun dishes that highlighted his own rich heritage. Gena sold plates out of his apartment before seeing an opportunity in the food truck industry, and reached out to CEED to help. With the help of CEED, Gena was able to start Savory N Sweet, a food truck and catering service.

Yanu Ridez

Kimberly Alexander decided to take her knowledge and experience with children and pour it into a safe service for them. YaNu Ridez currently offers shuttle rides to children up to 17 years old, on a one-time, daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

Kimberly turned to the Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville for help getting YaNu Ridez up and running. The Women’s Business Center helped her with financial information, marketing, and encouragement every step of the way.

Euphoria Nutrition

Come fuel your body and experience intense feelings of well-being, happiness and excitement. At Euphoria Nutrition we are committed to providing you healthy nutrition, and an energetic place to enjoy one of our delicious menu items.

Owners Muriel Diaz and Kwamdre (Lad’ee) Williamson are passionate about helping their community. Both women have served their communities to the utmost. Coach Muriel has tirelessly served her country as an active duty Soldier in the US Army for over 25 years. This mom of 3, was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Puerto Rico. She began her healthy lifestyle business as a way to help others while working on her own personal transformation.

Wreck & Release

Within two years what started out as two business owners connecting to do a community giveaway birthed a friendship, sisterhood and partnership. 

During these trying times of economic strain, political mayhem, pandemic and so much more the two looked for a way to help others relieve stress. Putting their minds, skills and hustle together noticed there was a lack in the Fayetteville area that safely allowed men, women and teens to relieve stress. 

Locks House Inc.

The Women’s Business Center provided assistance with Airaina’s business plan, marketing, one on one counseling, and radio promotion.

Airaina provides her clients with multi-cultural, transcontinental perspectives on hair care. She wants to own and operate a chain throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennesse.

Hollywood Java Mobile Coffee Bar

Owned by filmmakers and Army Veterans Dalton & Patrice Carter, Hollywood Java is a Pop-up and now Mobile Coffee Bar that’s dedicated to building a community around specialty coffee.
Our coffee is locally roasted by Carrboro Coffee Roasters and our manual brewing methods ensure consistent quality in each cup. The addition of the Mobile Coffee Bar trailer is to bring the same experience of being in a specialty coffee shop. Customers can enjoy pour-over coffees, herbal teas, and wellness drinks. In addition, Hollywood Java will host tasting events and other sensory experiences based around coffee.


As a personal trainer for over 17 years, specializing in crossfit, Spartan SGX training, Spartan obstacle training, and Elite OCR competition training, Yeniz had the experience, but needed help with a business plan. She started I-F.I.T. to bring unity to the community and fitness training for all ages.

With help from the Women’s Business center of Fayetteville, Yeniz was able to organize her goals and develop a plan. She received training on financial literacy and marketing techniques, and was successful in opening I-F.I.T.