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Name: Cheryl Frazer

Business: DMVLINKUP.COM, an online network to search for employment opportunities

Industry: Coaching & Consulting, Marketing & PR

Location: Washington DC, U.S.

Reason for starting: I started a production company called Universal Facts Productions, LLC and developed DMVLINKUP.COM as an aspect to my social media enterprise. I have always helped people find jobs and recruiting has always been one of my top promotional skills. I got my first job as a waitress at IHOP at the age of 13 years old and have been helping my peers to pursue employment and career opportunities ever since.

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How do you define success? I believe people are successful they have found their calling, plan their own life and accomplish their own goals. Success should not be measured in comparison to others, but rather by pursuing your own calling.

Biggest Success: My biggest success was discovering my calling and making the desicion to pursue a career as a multimedia artist, entrepreneur and life coach.Within a year I would like to see 10,000 jobs featuredon, jobs and training opportunities that help people who are in real need to improve low income communities.

I am a single mother, and I originally decided to start my own company because I wanted to homeschool my children. I played on my knowledge, skills, and abilities and finally built a production company that I am committed to. I know there is still room for growth and because I went about a business start up in such an unconventional way I know there is still a lot more work a head of me.

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What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it? My top challenge was starting my life over again as an entreprenuer after a period of time when I felt like life had failed me.

Who is your most important role model? My most important role model is my mother because she is a hard working, God fearing woman and who never gives up.
Twitter   @dmvlinkup

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