Company: Laugh N Learn Academy, 5233 Fourth Ave. Circle E., Bradenton
What was the best business advice you ever received?
My mother-in-law always told me to don't give up and follow my dreams, and that if the child-care center is what you want, keep going until you get it.
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If you could choose another profession, what would it be?
I am doing what I always wanted to do. I went to nursing school to pursue a career in the medical profession. Then, I found this opportunity to purchase this child day-care center. I love this job.
What is the biggest risk you've taken in your career?
Purchasing this day care, using my and my family's savings to start this day care. I opened a month ago and I am keeping my fingers crossed.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?
I always wanted to go to Hawaii, but then on to England.
-- Angie Monroe