Cleaning Company Owner
Eloisa Alvarez is the owner of her family-owned and operated business, It’s Cleaning Time, an Austin-based “green clean” business that has been serving the metroplex for over 20 years. The full-service cleaning company now serves over 275 regular clients. With her husband, Mario, managing the finances, and more family members in different roles, business is truly a family affair. Eloisa is now hoping to pay it forward by telling her story to other small business owners. Eloisa states, “I’ve been very blessed with the business which continues to grow, and I want to share my story as an inspirational speaker for others”. Eloisa and Mario have three children whom they enjoy spending quality family time with on their time off.
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Amy Carrillo Cobb
Meet Amy Carrillo Cobb a Professional Accountant, Cash Flow Manager, Business Coach, and Non-Profit Consultant. Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, and has 20+ years of experience helping small business owners manage their business.
Based upon the lack of quality/affordable accounting services that focus on BIPOC businesses, she created Amy Cobb Consulting. Operating in Austin since 2020, Amy serves her clients with their payroll, daily accounting, financial and grant reporting needs. She empowers her clients to take control of their Business Financials and keeps them accountable when needed to help their business grow.
Owner of Haircare business
Vanessa Garza owner of Lulu’s Style, a hair care line and salon. What started as a small hair care business in Georgetown, Texas, and is now a salon located in Marble Falls, Texas. You can say I have big dreams as I want every salon to carry my products.
My passion for hair care, means that I provide my consumers with nothing but the highest quality of products, which are guaranteed to meet their needs and keep them satisfied! My vision is that one day when you’re asked which hair care products brand you admire most you’ll say, “Lulu’s Style!”
Digital Marketing and Financial Literacy
Hi! My name is Ricardo Leon, I’m an entrepreneur here in the State of Texas and I love sharing my knowledge and experience to help people get their business up and running! I specialize in digital marketing and I also provide financial literacy in an educational way, so that you can learn how to budget, how to get out of debt and how to start saving money! How can I add value to you today
Financial Center Manager
Jesus is a Financial Center Manager at Independent Financial, where he manages the retail side for the Austin location. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation, expanding the business of the branch and small business development.
He has been working in banking for over ten years across the state of Texas. Jesus focuses on developing deep ties in the communities he works, and helping persons reach their financial goals. He has worked on a variety of entrepreneurship programs and financial literacy classes, delivering them in person and virtual platforms.
Owner of Staffing Services Agency
Fulfilling a dream while providing livable wages is the driving force behind Christina Paz, owner of Siller Preferred Services. Growing up in South Texas with her six siblings, Paz watched her mom struggle to meet her monthly obligations as a migrant worker, often relying on social services and government assistance. Wanting to break the cycle of poverty, Paz dreamed of a future of stability. While living in Minnesota, she worked for an employment agency. Working her way up from receptionist to regional manager, she realized how she could help individuals, like her mother, provide for their families with honest work. Moving back to Texas prompted Paz to open her employment agency in 2014. Today, Siller provides over 200 individuals throughout Austin and NJ with livable wages. A mom of three, Paz stresses the importance of hard work and giving back to your community. She is an active member of her church and enjoys Pilates.
Meet Alexander Williams, the visionary Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Aura Rainwater, where sustainability and innovation converge to catalyze transformative solutions. With over a decade of industry leadership and unwavering commitment to ethical business practices, Alexander curates a team of like-minded individuals to shape a future rooted in sustainability and environmental consciousness.
As a captivating Keynote Speaker, he enlightens nationwide audiences on sustainability, hydration, environmental justice, and rainwater harvesting, leaving lasting impacts. Alexander’s advocacy for equitable access to pristine water sources and inclusive decision-making is a hallmark of his leadership. He pioneers rainwater harvesting innovation, offering unparalleled expertise.
Alexander believes Aura Rainwater represents not only a solution to water needs but the key to true body hydration. Join him in this sustainable journey!
The Economic Growth Business Incubator receives the Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2024 by Candid.
The Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) receives the Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2024 by Candid. The Platinum Transparency Rating is the highest level a nonprofit can achieve, signifying an exceptional commitment to transparency in sharing, our goals, strategies, financial data, capabilities, achievements, and progress.
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