HustleSBE Graduate Highlight: Jessica Lopez of Tacos 9 Juan Juan

HustleSBE Cohort Four Graduate: Jessica Lopez

Name of Business: Tacos 9 Juan Juan

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Business Description: Mobile food truck servicing the South Bend – Elkhart region. Specializing in quick flavorful Mexican food.

At what point did you realize the dream of your business was real?: When I was leaving what I would have considered a job and not my career.

What advice would you give to aspiring small business owners?: To never think of yourself as being incapable. Strive and work hard to set new goals and growth.

Are you from the South Bend-Elkhart region?: I was born in Goshen, IN. I have tried to leave but I just love this place so much and I gravitate home again. It feels like home here.

Share your favorite business resource. Why is it your favorite?: My favorite business resource would be the contacts I have made along the way. I have been in the food industry since I was 11. It is not something I just wanted to start doing because I liked food. I enjoy making food and I enjoy people. So, when I do this, it truly makes me feel like this is my career. The people I have met along the way have by far been my biggest resources.

To learn more about our HustleSBE Cohort Four graduates, click here.