We had the good fortune of connecting with Blanca Mondragon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Blanca, how do you think about risk?
The one who doesn’t take a risk doesn’t win. My thought behind every risks is, what’s the worse that can happen. It’s not always easy and no one said it would be, but it’s worth taking the chance. Many times we fear fear, but to me fear is like a trampoline that pushes us to do our best. It launches us to give it our all and even though we may come back down, we can be launched back up, with new ideas to improve from the last time. Thanks to the risks that I took 13 years ago, I can be here today, standing tall and with more vision than ever for my business.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We are a business of floral design for any occasions, but specialize in weddings. I believe that one of the things that sets us apart from others in the same industry is our great customer service. Our goal is to provide a positive experience to all of our customers, and what makes us feel proud is when we hear the feedback from our clients. Perseverance is what has gotten me to where I am today. It has definitely not been easy, but every obstacle that has come my way, has only made my business stronger. One significant thing I’ve learned along the way is the importance of a business mode canvas. We want the world to know that we want to help them express their feelings through the power of flowers!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Tuesday-Thursday: I would take my friend up to Sedona and we would go on different hikes to admire the beautiful red rocks and scenery. We would also visit local restaurants like one called “Pisa Liza”. We would drive up a bit more north into Flagstaff, walk around the local town shops and stop by local coffee shop. Friday we would take it slow and relax at home. Saturday morning, I would take my friend to the Uptown Farmers Market. There we would grab a delicious iced coffee and some tasty pastries. Next we would go antique shopping at the Brass Armadillo and Everything Goes Antique Shop. Sunday we would dress up for church in the morning. Then we would have brunch at Postinos on Central and eat some bruschettas accompanied with mimosas. After that we would end our Sunday with a pre-schedule, private class at Amazing Flowers. There she would have the opportunity to create her very own terrarium arrangement with come succulents and cacti, perfect for remembering her visit to Arizona.
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I am where I am today because of my faith in God. I have lived through things in my journey of having a business that I cannot explain, other than it being God’s hand.
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