March 1 2023
Episode 83 — Margaritas with Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro: meet Fiona Simon who went “Gambling on Granola” and found unexpected gifts on the path of entrepreneurship
March 1, 2023: A Note from Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Margaritas with Marguerita, where for 15 minutes each Friday at Happy Hour, we start the weekend off learning from industry experts how to flex our financial muscles.
Meet our guest: Fiona Simon
Today’s Topic: The entrepreneurial path
Rita asks Fiona:
- What was your inspiration for wanting to write this book?
- What made you decide that you wanted to start your own granola business?
- What was the most unexpected challenge you encountered while starting your business?
- What started your passion for healthy food?
- What’s one piece of advice you have for people (especially women) looking to start their own businesses?
About our Guest: “I was lured by the adventures of entrepreneurship and launched my own organic granola company. It led to success, despite having no business background and simultaneously juggling the demands of being a single mom.” So, truly amazing Fiona decided to turn her experience into a book documenting the challenges, hardships, and triumphs, both personal and professional. The result is her book, Gambling on Granola: Unexpected Gifts on the Path of Entrepreneurship. In it, Simon shares a tale that is uplifting and inspiring but also raw and honest. This is a business memoir but also a love story―the love for her daughter, a journey in uncharted waters, of the products and company she created, and the continued challenge to follow her dream. “You’ll see my growth and healing over 15 years as mistakes, weaknesses, and naiveté, evolve into resilience, resolve, and inspiration. It started as all new businesses do―with an idea. But my world quickly became more complex as I established my company, developed new product lines, forged personal relationships in a competitive environment, grew the business, and held onto my deepest values―all while raising my daughter, Natalie.” Click here for more!
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