Diverse small business owners find success through Chase mentoring program

Frandy Peña spent two decades as an IT project manager for global corporations and startups, moving from state to state. But his passion was in cutting hair and lining up beards, a creative outlet he discovered in high school in New York, where he also provided free haircuts to children without homes.

When he moved back to Arizona for a program manager position, he decided to make a career switch and launch his own small business: Mission Barbers in Chandler.

“I still felt like something was…

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