She’s young, Latina, and a second generation business owner. She’s also a trailblazer as one of the few women at the head of a construction company. But Latino entrepreneurs are fighting uphill battles, including access to capital, despite the fact they start businesses faster than any other demographic. Soledad O’Brien sits down with Elizabeth Velez, president of Velez Organization, to share her personal story and her business advice for others.

 

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