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Small Business Owners Prosper Despite Difficulties

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Starting a new business is never easy. For wife and husband girlfriends Rosa and Carlos Reyes, dealing with prejudice is even more difficult.

When the Reyeses started their Round Rock-based lawn care business, it was difficult to get clients. Rosa said a lot of people make assumptions based on their looks.

“I’m Mexican[American]so there’s a lot of people who shut the door and say bad things about me,” she said. “It makes me sad.”

As the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, Reyes said he feels honored to be a small business owner and Hispanic. She recognizes that some people might look down on her because of her looks and her ethnicity, and she uses that to push herself.