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Name: Andre J. Moore Title: Owner/Manager, Andre's Ribs Twitter: @andresribsabq Andre serves up southern-style ribs with a southwestern flair. The best ribs in New Mexico…and arguably, the best ribs you will ever eat! Me: Why are you an entrepreneur? Andre: Because I wanted to create something that was all my own; something that I could expand on and grow based on my visions of what a successful business should be, and I wanted to be my own boss. Me: What problem would you like solved? Andre: Being that I'm from Alabama and live in Albuquerque, and my business is craft barbecue, I would like to see a better quality of barbecue in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Me: Advice you'd wished you'd had or had followed? Andre: I wish I would have received more advice on how to establish and manage my financial health at a younger age. Me: What does success look like for you? Andre: Success, to me, means being able to do the things I desire to do such as open a business and travel, while also having the opportunity to give back to my family and the community. Me: Who are your heroes? Andre: My hero is my mom because she raised seven kids, kept the same job for 33 years, and we never went without anything we needed. She always encouraged us to do more, work hard for what we wanted, and stand up for ourselves. I've seen her face a lot of adversities and she still maintains composure and holds her head up high. Me: What is your best discovery? Andre: Experiencing the unconditional amount of love you have for your children, and watching them grown and develop. This is one of the main reasons I have set out on my own to start my own business, so that I can provide my children with better opportunities to do more. Me: What would the title of your biography be? Andre: "Can't Stop. Won't Stop." Me: What! I should have asked if your biography would include your BBQ sauce recipe and grilling instructions! Me: What is your biggest regret? Andre: I regret not making smarter investments regarding my money when I was in my twenties. Me: Anything else we should know about? Andre: I launched my first Kickstarter for Andre's Ribs and successfully hit my funding target. The $5k raised will get the ball rolling on Andre's Ribs Food Truck.    

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