We had the good fortune of connecting with Melissa Trejo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Melissa, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk has been crucial. Before I started my own business I wAs working as an accountant but I was always interested in bakery, my job was in a bakery supplies store, so I had the chance to get the products as easily as I needed them, and since I started making cakes for my family everything chance because everybody noticed that I was good, they recommended me with friends and suddenly I was making more money than my regular income so I decided to jump into the entrepreneur life. That was the risk I took and has been worth it. I had been working for 9 years in the same place, but the last year I changed my location and it was like starting all over again, a new country, a new language, It has not been easy but I am grateful for the opportunity to live this experience.

What should our readers know about your business?
My family and friends have always been my support, my husband is a great inspiration for me, being an example of a successful entrepreneur and it has been a great milestone for my business, he made me understand that I should value my time more since I dedicate many hours to every one of the cakes I make. and my great motivation is my daughters, I want to be better every day to teach them that passion for your work is what leads you to success

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.
I still don’t know the area completely but my favorite place without a doubt is Balboa Park, with beautiful views and many interesting museums

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My family and friends have always been my support, my husband is a great inspiration for me, being an example of a successful entrepreneur and it has been a great milestone for my business, he made me understand that I should value my time more since I dedicate many hours to every one of the cakes I make, and my great motivation is my daughters, I want to be better every day to teach them that passion for your work is what leads you to success

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