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Maria's Nails Success Story




Maria Bustamante, originally from Mexico, has lived in the United States for over 25 years. Her story is a testament to the power of dreams combined with tireless hard work and how this combination can lead to success in this country.


With 16 years of experience as a manicurist and pedicurist in the city, Maria had always dreamed of owning her beauty business. Her skilled hands and passion for beautifying the nails of others were known throughout the community. However, deciding to take a step towards entrepreneurial independence took some work. Maria knew she needed solid emotional support to make her dream a reality.


She found that support in her family, who shared her vision and were willing to do whatever it took to help her succeed. Together, they planned to open their nail spa, which they called Maria's Nails. Their location, at 1116 E Oakland Ave in Bloomington, proved perfect for attracting a diverse and growing clientele.


With great determination, Maria and her family opened the doors to their nail spa. They offer high-quality manicure and pedicure services, premium products, and exceptional customer service. Their business has been operating for three years and hasn't stopped growing since day one.


What made Maria's Nails stand out was the connection Maria and her team have with their community. Maria has always been kind and caring, reflected in her treatment of each client. The community has responded with much love and support,


Today, Maria's Nails is a thriving business and an integral part of the local community. Maria and her team have achieved the success they always dreamed of, proving that dreams in this country can come true with hard work, passion, and the support of family and community. Her story is an inspiring reminder that hard work and dedication can turn a small vision into a big success story.


The SBDC assisted Maria with registering her business with the state and various licensing departments.  Provided hands-on marketing assistance while aiding price structure and business operations. 

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