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Hester Group, LLC

Jacksonville,

FL

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Hester Group, LLC

My journey as a business owner started under the Live Oaks of Northeast Florida in 1998. As I juggled the demands of work and family, I began my home-based business and the Hester Group, Strategic Communications and Program Management Services was born. With no official business training, just a mother's heart, the Hester Group made its first step. Each day I balanced work with my family and as my children grew, so did my business. I was never alone in raising my family and I was never alone in my business. For centuries, women like me relied on their village and, as a business owner, I have followed that tradition. My village of Jacksonville, Florida, has helped me raise the Hester Group from its humble, home-based beginnings, to a successful, woman-owned, small business with offices in Florida and Virginia. At each stage, I have relied on a village of helpers. The Jacksonville SBA provides advice and support for our 8(a) certification and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce provides knowledgeable women leaders and programs. Our score volunteers are always ready to help and American Express Open is available to us 24 hours a day with webinars and online support. I am blessed to be a part of the SBA village of helpers. It is my goal to complete this circle of life by giving back to my community and to other small business owners like myself.