We had the good fortune of connecting with Marisol Herrera and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marisol, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process behind starting my own business started at the young age of 9. Growing up in an apartment complex, I saw someone selling some sort of snacks to kids. I paid close attention and figured out quickly I could do the same but with a twist. Ms. Tootie sold “cool-cups” of different flavors. I thought to myself, “what if you drop a candy at the bottom and then freeze it.” So I did. I tried it, ate one in front of the kids. They all wanted to know where they could buy one and proudly I said, “I sell them!” I quickly loved the idea of having a business and making my own money and I knew then when I became an adult, I would become an entrepreneur.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My brand is all about women empowerment. I love when women tag me showing off a piece of merchandise they purchased from me or when I get an email saying an episode on my podcast inspired or motivated them. My journey hasn’t been easy at all. I made a lot of mistakes a long the way and quickly realized it takes a team to grow a business. Nothing in life is easy. It takes a lot of work to grow a business. A rule I like to live by is, “Do your job well. Do your job so well that when a person thinks of a job well done, they think of you.” I hope that any time someone thinks of my brand, they think of a job well done.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There is so much to do in Houston and it’s a diverse city filled with cool coffee shops, amazing food from all over and cool beer gardens. Our morning would start with breakfast at Lola’s, followed by an iced lavender latte from Siphon, dinner at Peru Express Cafe and we’d cap off the night with a craft beer at 8th wonder brewery. While there are some amazing big names eatery, I love to support local.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shawn Harris, trainer. @agentshawn
Ilse M. González