“People complain about this country, but there are so many (business) opportunities here you don’t even have time to get to them all.”
So says Jose Brito, a native of the Dominican Republic who came to the United States 20 years ago. The 40-year-old is the founder and CEO of Cherry Hill’s We Care Home Care, a service that provides health care to seniors and the disabled.
“When I first started this business in 2008, I was working 16 to 18 hours a day. It’s not easy. But it’s through hard work that you get successful.”
Brito employs a staff of 110, and he’s looking to open an office in Philadelphia in the next couple months. He’s one of more than 2 million Hispanic entrepreneurs in America, a figure that tripled from 1990 to 2012, according to a report published by The Partnership for a New American Economy.