LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — As the owner of Lake County’s Chocolate Dream, Yaliz Opio is living her best life.
Opio’s businesses started in her Eustis-area kitchen, making chocolate-covered strawberries during the 2020 pandemic. She still works out of the kitchen.
She has set up festivals and makes custom orders almost every day for people who want a taste of home.
The Small Business Administration reports there are close to 5 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the country, and Hispanic people own nearly 25% of new businesses.
Together, they have a multi billion-dollar impact on the U.S. economy every year.
See Opio’s full story in the video above.
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