It may sound a little strange, but in retrospect, I can’t think of a better time to have started my business than during the recession. I trained myself up on food safety and manufacturing, as well as on managing a business during the depths of the economic downturn. I didn’t mean for it to happen that way, but in reality, now I’m ready to scale up, the general atmosphere for businesses is much more positive. Now, I realise I have some ingredients for a tasty business which can succeed:
- the sector of the market I’m operating in has had a record-breaking 12% rise last year despite the recession;
- my never-ending, and indeed, increasing passion for cooking the best authentic Mexican food there is in the land;
- importantly, the great, fantastic people I have met along the way who bring different experiences and skills ...
All of this seems to be combining to create something very special. Maybe entrepreneurs are like passionate foodies in the kitchen, combining the different ingredients to create a delicious meal, where timing, quality of input, skill, and the heating element of their passion all have a part to play to create success.
You can find out more about Marcela on the new interactive business website www.inafishbowl.com