Just ask and you may find that many Americans are not able to trace their ancestry roots any further than the last 100 years. But family trees are living and breathing and therefore, have roots that branch out in various directions. Many prefer to be forward-looking and seldom think about ancestors. Who wants to learn they have a great uncle who thinks he invented Jupiter?
Those who can remember when their families were transplanted to American soil think often about their lineage. Thanks to one or two brave souls, families immigrated to the U.S. and have discovered it is truly a pot of gold at the end of their rainbow.
As a cultural melting pot, the U.S. is home to many whose ancestors came from Europe or South America. But there’s one group of immigrants who are living the dream who came to America via a route from Turkey to Spain and finally settled in Cuba.
One such person is Moses Nae. I had the chance to interview him recently and believe you will find his story to be as inspirational as I did. At the age of 40, he has already reached numerous milestones in both his personal and professional life; he has passionately pursued multiple dreams for years. His father Jose Nae, came to the U.S.
in 1962 and first had to study English. Against all odds, his dad finished college and got an accounting degree. Moses followed his father’s footsteps to an extent but had a different vision. He believed his tax and accounting business could become a market leader, and better serve the working class and business communities. All he had to do was think outside of the box. He understood that most people yawn when they think about the accounting industry. After all, how exotic can numbers be? The business needed something jazzy – more modern. So, he created a plan to put his own twist on the family business. Moses came up with an innovative solution which would convert it into a high-tech digital app-based platform that would elevate their franchise system and provide higher revenue to each franchisee.
To expand his knowledge, Moses invested his time and energy into studying computer science at the University of Florida (yes, he’s a Gator 😊), and eventually earned his Masters in Business Administration. Lady luck was definitely on his side, as it was in the late 1990s and the internet was in its infancy. Leveraging his high-tech skills, Moses created the firm’s first website and began advertising online for local businesses. His primary target audience was the Latin community in Miami and South America.
Using his father’s original concept, he began creating strategies, protocols, and guidelines to help organize and run the business. If you think that was the end of his creativity you would be incorrect. The gears in Moses’ brain are always operating at the speed of light. He created a software to help each of the accountants under Tax Leaf’s umbrella improve their business operations and enhance service delivery to their growing client base.
All the while, Moses was weaving another dream: MUSIC. Moses primarily thinks of himself as a musician and composer – and then a successful businessman. He successfully launched his own music brand under MiamiMoe.com. Mixing rap and classical music, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
Whether he’s singing Pink Floyd, writing music, or expanding his business, Moses remains committed to remembering his Cuban origins. He enjoys contributing to the success of others and is a strong advocate of Latin Americans who wants to seize their slice of the American Dream. He is dedicated to helping them chart their own course in America by connecting them with the right employer. Actually, many Tax Leaf franchise managers are from South America who arrived under the E-2 Visa Program. The life Moses has experienced thus far has been far superior to anything he ever imagined. He is grateful for what his father and his heritage have taught him. To educate and promote success amongst his family and friends has become his number one passion. For those hoping to find success in the USA, I recommend checking out www.contadoramerica.com. It may be just what you are looking for.
Written by: Kathy Pierce