The Tampa, Fla., small business community has a designated hitter on their roster that is inspiring other entrepreneurs around south Florida.
Tampa’s Impact Industrial Supplies-owner John Diaz started down his career path as a supplier in tools, abrasives, adhesives and other supplies used in industry in the 1980’s. His dedication and the way he treated customers quickly advanced him to area manager several years later. But his career to a life altering turn when the company he worked for began to fail and long-time employees left for other jobs.
“I saw the writing on the wall and I left. The company is still in business there was a risk of closing. I had no job and four-month-old baby twins at home,” said Diaz. “I had considered a business before and the time to start was now. I had great relationships with customers and suppliers and thought by working at home, I would find the business-family stability I needed.”
Diaz set out to continue his... Read More