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Picture of business owner Mariela Camacho

“I think the pandemic showed me how absolutely fragile everything is, and it's all falling apart, like in our industry,” said Mariela Camacho.

Before the pandemic upended everyone’s life in 2020, Camacho was looking for a retail space for her bakery, Comadre Panadería. But as the story goes, she had to shift her business model like most business owners did during those early months to prevent the spread of COVID-19. She offered her pan dulce made with organic ingredients through weekend deliveries in Austin and San Antonio.

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latina woman, Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez, founder of Latina Rebels, a page dedicated to Latina Culture, is also a storyteller, author, and activist. She is a Nicaraguan first gen graduate, and since then, Prisca has had to claim her space and make a name for herself.

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latina woman, Maricela Guerra, in front of a backdrop of paw prints and dog bones

Maricela Guerra had a successful corporate career for over ten years but when her dog came into her life, things changed. Today she runs a popular dog store in the southside of San Antonio, Texas and she shares with us her journey. Guerra also gives us tips on how to spot pet anxiety and how to manage it. Tips that will be helpful for those of you going back to work and wondering how you’ll handle leaving your loved pets at home. Find out more about her small business and pet pro tips below!

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