The Keys to Success: Hard Work, Tenacity and a Support Network
No one ever said starting a business was easy. Frequent rejection, industry learnings and long crazy hours. But for those of us that have started one – you know why we do it. We BELIEVE in the idea. Sparked from a need in the community to a beloved recipe from mom – food and beverage brands have seen an explosion in innovation that all started with a simple idea. But somehow women seem to struggle with the multiple demands of running a business and personal life. Perhaps we’re looking at it all wrong?
In this episode Junea Rocha, Co-Founder and CMO of Brazi Bites, and I talk about her brands spectacular “overnight” success. She shares tools she brings with her from her life in Brazil and working in the construction industry and how they have helped her grow her brand. And we discuss that running a business is hard enough – but together, we can all succeed.
In this episode we learn:
- The history of Brazi Bites
- That rejection creates the opportunity to perfect anything
- How to plan for Shark Tank or any once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
- The stronger your support network, the farther you can go
- That focusing on the small wins, will get you through each day
About Junea Rocha:
Junea Rocha is the Co-founder and CMO of Brazi Bites. Junea founded Brazi Bites with her husband in 2010 in the hopes that Americans would love Brazilian Cheese Bread (pão de queijo) as much as they did. After appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2015, Brazi Bites grew a passionate, cult-like fanbase, and in the years since has expanded to thousands of freezer sections nationwide. In her time running Brazi Bites, Junea has gained experience in all areas of the business, while remaining deeply passionate about sharing their delicious creations with the world.
LinkedIn: Junea Rocha
Brazi Bites – Latin-inspired, gluten-free and hand-held snacking. Cheese bread and empanadas created with Brazillian flavors.