Hispanic Heritage Month: Local businesses contributing millions to Central Florida’s economy.
As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re looking at the economic impact of the community.
Latino-owned businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in the Central Florida economy.
“I was a new, young, budding entrepreneur. I had a vision or a dream, but I didn’t know how to put everything together,” Phillip Rosado said.
Rosado is the owner of Educe Salon, one of the most successful high-end salons in Orlando.
The Puerto Rican-born stylist remembers how hard it was getting started.
“I applied for so many different scholarships. I got one – Orlando VoTech and it was for $1,500,” Rosado said.
That start back in the early 90s propelled Rosado to the best hair schools across the U.S. and on to style hair for top pop artists like the Backstreet Boys.