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Reid Moriarty, Podcast Host and Singer/Songwriter

We also interviewed Reid. See his answers below: Describe your business in 1 sentence: I am a singer songwriter, podcast host and speaker. How long have you been working on your business? 4 years What is your mission: I entertain curious learners who can't resist the human spirit to show that we all have unique gifts. What is your favorite thing about being an entrepreneur? I like setting my own pace, being in charge, and doing what I am good at. What do you want others to know about you? I am the front man for a band called Jungle Poppins. Be sure to check out Reid's website where you can listen to his podcast, download his music and learn more about...

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Mariel Carrillo, Founder Mariel's Boutique

Mariel is an aspiring entrepreneur who has been interested in fashion for most of her life. She loves to try on fun outfits and explore new styles. She will be opening her online store 'Mariel's Boutique' to sell unique, fashionable accessories. We can't wait to see what fabulous items Mariel will be sharing with us soon. DON'T FORGET TO BUY SOMETHING AWESOME:  

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Why Every Self-Advocate Needs Entrepreneurial Education

People often ask me, can someone learn to be an entrepreneur? While some people don't think it can be, my answer is always YES! I know this because I did. And more importantly, my brother, who is on the autism spectrum, did too. In fact, his success is why I started Celebrate EDU, to create entrepreneurial education programs for individuals with developmental disabilities across the country. Education in entrepreneurship is proven to teach skills that affect all areas of a person's life. Some of these benefits include: In addition to learning these valuable skills, those who receive entrepreneurship education become more empowered consumers, are more engaged in their daily lives, and are more prepared for the future.  I believe that entrepreneurial education...

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Celebrate EDU Founder's Story

People have so many assumptions about what it means to have a brother with autism, most of which are wrong. I don’t think of myself as having a brother on the spectrum. I just have a brother and he’s amazing because of the way that he sees the world, not in spite of it. And, like any sister would, I’ve always wanted him to have a fulfilling life. I knew at an early age that I was lucky to have Brent:  Drawing I made of Brent in 1994, Actual photo of Brent in 1994 When we were young, I knew that Brent liked to talk to himself. Soon the other kids in elementary school noticed and were not kind. It broke my heart to...

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