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Hassan Ziadi Owner of Moroccan FlavorsINDUSTRY Restaurant LOCATION Midtown Global Market 920 E. Lake Street, #126 Minneapolis, MN 55407 WEBSITE moroccanflavorsmpls.com NDC SERVICES ACCESSED Entrepreneur Training, Small Business Loan, Business Services     Morocco has been shrouded in mystique since Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman hit the silver screen in the 1942 film Casablanca. In Minnesota, where most people have onlyRead More

Eddie Wu Founder & Owner of Cook St. PaulINDUSTRY Restaurant LOCATION 1124 Payne Ave, St Paul, MN WEBSITE www.cookstp.com NDC SERVICES ACCESSED Small Business Loan, Business Services Eddie Wu always had a way with restoring things. At the age of six he started his first business selling refurbished rocks from his backyard. He hand-picked the rocksRead More

As Ty Barnett and Shannon Forney watched the Green Line LRT being built, the actualization of a dream began. With over 20 years of expertise both managing and operating independent coffee shops, Ty always dreamed of having her own coffee bar. Shannon, an arts administrator with a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration, had just received herRead More

With years of exceptional customer service skills on his resume, and a passion for helping people with special needs, Mustafa Wake decided to open his own business, Safe Tree Transportation. Mustafa emigrated to the USA in 1999, attended high school at Southwest High School in Minneapolis and obtained an Associate’s Degree from Normandale Community College.Read More

Ever since kindergarten, KC Kye knew he had a knack for business. He excelled at trading sports cards with his friends and eventually obtained not one, but two Michael Jordan rookie-of-the-year cards. KC fondly looks back at this time as an introduction to his understanding of how to do business, and aspired to work atRead More