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

Hi Orlando, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I have always looked at risk as the first step to get to where you want to be. Whether is a personal goal, a better job, or starting your own business. You will always need to put risk on one side of the scale

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Starting your own business is not easy, specially when after your first year we have a pandemic that practically shut everyone out for almost an entire year. Thankfully, I was able to stay afloat thanks to our great clients, and business partners who have always been there for me. My business is a Customs Brokerage firm and we also provide International Trade Consulting services. Part of the regular activities of being a Customs Broker is to help our clients (importers and exporters) move their goods in and out of the country, and ensure they are in compliance with all Customs laws and regulations. What I believe sets us apart is our customer service, and availability whenever our clients need us. I believe that in this day and age, technology help us be more proactive and reliable, and we like to use that to our advantage.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love the outdoors, and here in Tucson and its surroundings there are great places to do some outdoor activities. As far as eating, we have great diversity for every taste. Of course, Mexican food is at the top of the list, plenty of choices to choose from, so if you are in for spicy food, you are at the right place.

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 wife has been a huge motivator for me, ever since I made the decision to start my business, she did not hesitate to say “go for it”. So I want to give a big shoutout to her for always pushing me to be better, and supporting me in every decision I make regarding my professional career. I also want to give a shoutout to everyone who in the past have doubted me, and told me I was not going to be able to do it. I took that as an extra motivation to prove them wrong.

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