Since she began her career in her 20’s, Lorinda Gonzalez always knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur. She now has a passion for supporting other entrepreneurs who are making an impact in their communities. 

“We work in a way that we’re actually supporting organizations, businesses and nonprofits in a way that they need it,” Gonzalez said. Through her business Grants Ink, she has focused on helping provide over $17 million in grants for non-profits and purpose-based businesses. 

“When you see that they get those funds, whether it’s a little bit of funds or a lot, and you see the changes that they have in the individual’s lives, it just feels good,” said Gonzalez.

Before she got her organization off the ground, Gonzalez had some assistance. “I met Lorinda at a workshop and started counseling her and it’s really been fantastic,” said Ricardo Casas, a mentor with SCORE Miami Dade. 

SCORE is a business management consultant non-profit that educates start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs. 

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