good neighbor

good neighbor

Entrepreneur Helps Immigrants Build Their Businesses

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Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there to lend a hand where we can with support, tips and inspiration. We have partnered with The Huffington Post to create helpful and motivating content that supports you throughout your life. Deepti Sharma Kapur combined her entrepreneurial spirit with her desire to help small businesses in her community when she founded FoodtoEat.com. After a moment of inspiration and some research, she abandoned her law school plans to start a business that helps food trucks and local vendors sell food online and connect with corporate clients. While reflecting on her career choice, she describes the moment during college when the idea came to her: “I was waiting on line at a food truck and I was waiting for about 30 minutes, and all I got was a peanut butter cookie. How is it that this is the only way for me to access what this food truck is selling?” Now 28, Kapur has grown her company from a small business that helped local vendors use technology to a successful enterprise serving more than 900 food trucks / restaurants to win corporate clients. As a daughter of immigrants and a young business woman, she feels a strong connection to the people she helps. “A lot of them are emigrating from countries like Bangladesh or India, and they’re just looking to start somewhere,” she said. Kapur shares career advice on how her passion led to a successful career outside of your typical first job. “I don’t think that you have to follow somebody else’s path,” she said. “Concentrate on what it is you want to do and achieve, and keep at it.” You can find the original video on The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/30/food-to-eat-deepti-sharma-kapur_n_7882256.html?1438274266 Find career tips and other inspiring stories on State Farm’s Learning Center: https://learningcenter.statefarm.com/family/starting-out/ Connect with us on Facebook to find advice & tools to help you get through your life-changing moments! https://www.facebook.com/statefarm ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Detailed Transcript http://static1.st8fm.com/accessible-transcripts/Entrepreneur%20Helps%20Immigrants%20Build%20Their%20Businesses.txt