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Milagros has only been in the Delaware for 5 years. She came from Puerto Rico and has over 15 years of experience in running her own business.  She had difficulty starting a new business when she moved to Delaware because of the language barrier. Milagros wanted to operate the same business but did not know where to start.  At the beginning of the Launcher classes, she was very surprised and captivated by all the skills and information she was learning. Milagros thought with over 15 years of experience, she would not have much left to learn – but she was wrong. Launcher taught her how to promote herself and grow via social media. This has been instrumental in the success of her business, as it is mainly online. She has appeared on local radio, television, and on local web pages promoting her business, which has allowed her exposure to grow and secure new clients. Launcher also helped Milagros obtain her license and improve her credit, which then opened the door to a small business loan through the circle lender. Presently, she has an established clientele here in Delaware and her business continues to grow. She hopes that in the future her business will grow to the point that she can leave her full time job to focus on her business full-time.  

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