Circles of Change:Conversations with Dr. Zara Larsen on Change Leadership and Career Fulfillment
June 4, 2008
“Mamma Llamas: Going Global to Become Local”
Guests:Kris Masalsky and Vicki Sims, Mamma Llama’s Gourmet Empanadas
Branding for a new business can start out with a whimsical joke, and stick!
You can create opportunities from the most unlikely invitations, but you have to be willing to experiment and adapt along the way.
Openness is about embracing risk and NOT knowing where you are going, other than being on a journey and blending your experiences.
We work hard to put our energy where it really counts, differentiating ourselves amongst the great restaurants across Tucson to ride the wave of a life style change – customers wanting frozen, take and bake for easy meals at home.
It is important at times to pull back and focus, continuing to hone your unique product or craft.This may call for letting other products loose for awhile.
Our “over a glass of wine” business philosophy:a) have a great product, b) have great service, and c) one of us is always in the store to build relationships and take care of our customers – our friends.
Our shop has been a networking hub for South Americans to share connections.
Our business mentors have always been members of our families, as well as the Tucson’s local community of small business owners who offer guidance, support and encouragement to one another.Come visit one of the Farmers’ Markets!
Given the downturn of the economy, frankly now is a great time to start a new business and at the same time rethink your life style and support others.
Being an entrepreneur is the hardest thing you will ever do, so surround yourself with family, friends, and good food, too!Take time to nourish yourself and enjoy the journey as it unfolds.
Copyright The Larsen Group: Architects of Change 2008