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Entrepreneurial and Encouraging

When we looked at entrepreneurs, Ahmat was drawn to an article about Roxanna Mann, a Randolph Sheppard cafe owner who lost all her vision a few years before opening her business, for her outlook as much as for her business skills. She said “You get to be part of society that gives people jobs… it’s a huge blessing to be able to employ people in this economy.” At the time of her interview, Mann was using a point-of-sale device called Clover, which is voice-activated and uses cloud technology to act as a cash register and inventory control, allow employees to clock in and out, and, in other words, allows her to run the business side of her cafe without outside business services. “where you’re at today doesn’t mean that’s where you have to stay.” Read more about her story here.